All information created, received or maintained by or for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is public information and is available to the public during normal business hours, unless excepted from disclosure. Under the provisions of Senate Bill 1613, information deemed to constitute “competitive matters” will not be released. BPUB defines the measures for providing public access to information and ensuring the proper control, security and release of information.
If you need assistance regarding Open Records Requests for BPUB information, contact the Records Manager, Nancy Tello, at (956) 983-6262 or Records Assistant, Josefina Garcia at (956) 983-6293. Questions may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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What is an Open Records request?
An Open Records Request is any written request asking for copies of or access to information related to the transaction of official BPUB business.
To file an Open Records Request under the Texas Public Information Act, you must submit your request in writing. Your request can be made by delivering a personal letter in person, by fax, e-mail, or using the Request for Public Records Form available on this website.
Brownsville PUB Officer for Public Information
P. O. Box 3270, Brownsville, TX 78523-3270
1425 Robinhood Drive, Brownsville, Texas 78521
Fax Number: (956) 574-6112
Email address: email@example.com
The official BPUB Officer for Public Information is John S. Bruciak, General Manager & CEO. The General Manager has designated Nancy Tello, Records Manager, to act on his behalf as Officer for Public Information.
The Texas Public Information Act provides for no more than ten (10) business days to respond to an Open Records Request. However, it is BPUB policy to respond to a request as soon as possible if the information is open and readily available. BPUB may require additional time to produce the requested information if it is not readily available.
No. To be considered an “official” Open Records Request, the request must be in writing. However, in some cases, a person may call for information of a general nature that may be communicated over the phone.
Everything BPUB creates or receives is open to the public unless it qualifies under an exception that allows it to be withheld. Exceptions are found in the Texas Public Information Act, Senate Bill 1613, and the BPUB resolution on competitive matters.
The Texas Public Information Act provides for charges for copies of and access to public information. Any charges or costs associated with providing information will be billed to the requestor and will be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Texas Attorney General, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 70.