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Elon Musk to deepen Texas ties with proposal for "City of Starbase" in Cameron County

•, by: Franz Walker

"Creating the city of Starbase, Texas," Musk tweeted on Tuesday, March 2. "From thence to Mars, And hence the Stars."

As part of this, a SpaceX representative made a "casual inquiry" about the requirements to incorporate Boca Chica and rename it the City of Starbase. According to Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, county commissioners have been notified of the discussions about Boca Chica, the small, unincorporated community where SpaceX is building its Starship launch vehicles.

"Sending a tweet doesn't make it so," Trevino said. "They have a lot of hoops and hurdles to go through before they can make it so."

Musk deepening Texas ties following announcement of Starlink plant
Incorporating Boca Chica into a city would further deepen Musk's ties to Texas. SpaceX already has other facilities in the state, including a rocket test range in McGregor, Texas, near Waco.

In addition, the company is also building "a new, state of the art manufacturing facility" in Austin to build more satellites for the company's Starlink space-based internet service. As part of this, the company has already posted new job openings for engineering positions at the factory.