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Kickapo Tribe of Texas investing $90 million in projects

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kickapoo

Laredo, TX

#1 Jun 23, 2011
The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas (KTTT) Tribal Council Chairman Juan Garza announced on Monday, June 20, 2011, to an audience of over 150 persons that the tribe is currently developing a 250 room seven story hotel and casino expansion project that will attract larger tourism to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino and economic development to Eagle Pass and Maverick County.
Scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013, the new 100,000 square feet Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel and Casino expansion project will create new jobs and economic development opportunities in Maverick County. The contractor for the 250 room hotel and casino expansion project should be selected this week, according to Kickapoo Tribal Administrator Don Spaulding.
In addition to the seven story casino hotel and casino expansion, Spaulding announced that the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas are developing a new community healthcare clinic for use by both Kickapoo tribal members and the general public at the Kickapoo reservation in Rosita Valley, a 16,000 square foot Community Center for tribal members, a 60,000 square foot Administration Building, a new head start education center, a 40 homes subdivision for tribal members, just completed a 30 manufactured homesites subdivision, opening a new gasoline and convenience store, extension of 12 inchy water and sewer lines to the reservation and pecan orchard farm, and completion of the private Kickapoo roadway from El Indio Highway (FM 1021) to the Kickapoo reservation and Lucky Eagle Casino.
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas General Counsel Gloria Hernandez introduced the public dignitaries and guests to the press conference and ribbon-cutting event.
Kickapoo Tribal Council Chairman Juan Garza welcomed the guests to the historic press conference and ribbon-cutting event on behalf of the Tribal Council and entire Kickapoo Traditional tribe of Texas members. Also present was Kickapoo Tribal Council member Nane Hernandez. General Counsel Hernandez read a letter to the guests from Tribal council member Jesus Anico who was unable to attend due to religious duties in the Nacimiento, Coahuila, Mexico reservation.
Hernandez introduced keynote speaker Congressman Henry Cuellar, District 28 (D-Texas), of Laredo, Texas. Congressman Cuellar congratulated the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas on their dedication to building their educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and economic development projects such as the casino and hotel expansion and other projects.
Maverick County Judge David Saucedo congratulated the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas on their success and thanked them for being one of the largest private employers in Maverick County.
Eagle Pass Mayor Ramsey English Cantu commended the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas for their leadership and visionary economic development projects in the community and encouraged everyone to support the Kickapoo tribe by playing at their Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino.
State Representative Tracy O. King District 80 (D-Texas), presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas House of Representatives to the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas through his local office manager, Joe Ornelas.
Sitting at the press conference head table were also Maverick County Sheriff Tomas S. Herrera, maverick County Commissioner Precinct 3 Jose Luis Rosales, former Eagle Pass Mayor Joaquin L. Rodriguez, and Maverick County Commissioner Precinct 2 Rudy Heredia.
Following the press conference, the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas members, public dignitaries, and guests proceeded to El Indio Highway (FM 1021) for the ribbon-cutting event of the just completed private Kickapoo road to the casino and reservation.
bravo

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jun 23, 2011
awesome,,and better late than never.
oldgeezer

Laredo, TX

#3 Jun 23, 2011
Good to hear. Best piece of economic news for Maverick county I've heard in all my 65 years living here.
Niz

United States

#4 Jun 23, 2011
Amazing...Finally the tribe has a GREAT Administrator. He has done tons of project for Maverick County and now for the tribe. Congratulations to the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe.
willy

Laredo, TX

#5 Jun 23, 2011
The tribe is finally coming out of Isidro Garza's shadow.
trabajo

Laredo, TX

#6 Jun 23, 2011
Does anyone know how many jobs this will create?
Future

Laredo, TX

#7 Jun 23, 2011
There is great employment opportunity... starting with construction. There will be a great need for electricians, plumbers, contractors, etc. And then more opportunities for employment with hotel. Excellent news for the community
question

Laredo, TX

#8 Jun 23, 2011
I guess they cancelled the 18 hole golf course?
tiger woods

United States

#9 Jun 23, 2011
Who cares... None of the people in ep play good anyway...
indio

Laredo, TX

#10 Jun 23, 2011
question wrote:
I guess they cancelled the 18 hole golf course?
They had to scrap the original plan that called for putting the golf course next to the Rio Grande. The problem was that it lied on a flood plain. I'm not sure if they cancelled the golf course altogether. Its too bad because championship style golf courses bring in a lot more tourists who are not much into gambling.
indio

Laredo, TX

#11 Jun 23, 2011
Another 700 to 750 machines will be added to the new 100,000 square feet gaming area. More restaurants are coming. One of the rumored restaurants is club Moderno, the same place where the Nacho was invented. And there's a good chance the Kickapoo will get a Class 3 Vegas style gaming license. This will allow them to add sports and horse betting, expanded card games, Keno, etc. But this is not a done deal yet since negotiations are still ongoing with the US bureau of Indian affairs and US govt.
question

Laredo, TX

#12 Jun 23, 2011
Good stuff indio. I hope the Moderno rumor is true. Los pinches zetas forced its closure.
Bob

Richmond, TX

#13 Jun 24, 2011
Was an Eagle Pass Architect the designer?
kasierwilhelm

Laredo, TX

#14 Jun 24, 2011
Bob wrote:
Was an Eagle Pass Architect the designer?
No architect has been chosen yet. And I doubt they'll hire a local architect.
jjjjj

Laredo, TX

#15 Jun 25, 2011
Are they putting a pool at the new hotel?
Ojos locos

Dallas, TX

#16 Jun 25, 2011
Awesome !!!!!!! I hope it all comes true.
indio wrote:
Another 700 to 750 machines will be added to the new 100,000 square feet gaming area. More restaurants are coming. One of the rumored restaurants is club Moderno, the same place where the Nacho was invented. And there's a good chance the Kickapoo will get a Class 3 Vegas style gaming license. This will allow them to add sports and horse betting, expanded card games, Keno, etc. But this is not a done deal yet since negotiations are still ongoing with the US bureau of Indian affairs and US govt.
oilworker

Laredo, TX

#17 Jun 26, 2011
Looking forward to all of this.
Maci

Muldoon, TX

#18 Jun 26, 2011
I can finally drink while im there and just walk to my room =)
kickapoo

Laredo, TX

#19 Jun 27, 2011
We appreciate all the feedback regarding our expansion project. This expansion will truly help revolutionize both the Kickapoo Tribe and Maverick county. Things will never be the same. Stay tuned for an exclusive San Antonio Express news article featuring our expansion project.
ciudaddelaguila

Laredo, TX

#20 Jun 27, 2011
kickapoo wrote:
We appreciate all the feedback regarding our expansion project. This expansion will truly help revolutionize both the Kickapoo Tribe and Maverick county. Things will never be the same. Stay tuned for an exclusive San Antonio Express news article featuring our expansion project.
Muchas gracias por los trabajos por la comunidad.

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