McALLEN, RGV - Were you ever promised rewards for each grade of “A” you earned in school? Did you ever have an employer promise an award to workers for achieving an outcome? We know incentives can motivate individuals in various...
AUSTIN, Texas - Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, earlier this year issued interim charges to every standing committee in the Texas House of Representatives. The charges highlight some of the issues that the House will study and investigate to prepare...
McALLEN, RGV - Energy production in the Burgos Basin of northern Mexico will be eight times bigger than that of Eagle Ford Shale, says Del Mar College President Mark Escamilla. Escamilla gets a lot of information on what is happening...
WACO, Texas - The resurgence of the oil industry over the past few years has been dramatic. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, production levels have reached totals not seen since the late 1980s and continue to increase. In 2012,...
McALLEN, RGV - History has taught us that nothing transforms a society or improves the quality of life more than man’s ability to effectively and efficiently harness and develop previously untapped sources of energy. The discovery of fire took us...
AUSTIN, Texas - Following a similar move in the House by Speaker Joe Straus, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has asked a Senate panel to study the potential impact of Mexico’s energy reforms on Texas. Dewhurst has charged the Senate Committee...
ELSA, RGV - The likely Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate wants to see more oil refineries built on the South Texas coast in order to take advantage of shale extraction in Eagle Ford Shale and the Burgos Basin in...
McALLEN, RGV - Mexico’s Energy Reform Bill is poised to create significant opportunities for economic growth and job creation for its oil and gas sector. The reform eliminates Mexico’s exclusivity in upstream, midstream and downstream energy activities. It would also...
EDINBURG, RGV - The Three Kings of the Christmas story were remembered in Mexico this past week, January 6, 2014. On this side of the border, too, the famous “Rosca de los Reyes Magos”—fruit bread in the form of a...

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