By PAMELA CODY
Special to the PRESS
With the room packed with state and local politicians and officials, business and real estate representatives, and local residents, the ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island was filled to capacity Monday evening for the celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX rocket launching facility that is being built on Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville.
It is a huge coup for the state of Texas and the lower Rio Grande Valley in particular, and promises to make the area a destination spot for space fanatics everywhere. The overall response was enthusiastic and positive, with many local residents expressing their feelings about the impact SpaceX will have on the community.
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