From almost the very moment that Spanish Europeans landed in what is today North America, religious leaders pressed their footprints on its soil. From the entire length of the U.S. east coast, Florida, the Mississippi River (Rio Espíritu Santo), New...
As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates all small businesses on a daily basis. When our small businesses do well, our communities do too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I encourage you...
On behalf of the directors of the Rio Grande Guardian, we would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers and sponsors. Thanks too to the Rio Grande Guardian writers, reporters, and photographers that have graced our pages...
On Tuesday Texans should vote "yes" on Proposition 4, the proposed constitutional amendment that would require that the Texas Attorney General receive notice of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and would give the attorney general...
Texas does things a little different than most states, especially when it comes to private-property rights. For example, we have strict consumer protections related to home equity lending which are so important to Texans that voters actually enshrined them in...
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, remarkable stories of resilience emerged. Among them is the energy sector's efforts to prepare for and recover from this historic storm. More impressive are the individual oil and natural gas employees who met Harvey's...
We have just survived Friday the 13th. Halloween approaches. TV shows subject us to horror. We have had our share. The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has threatened to abandon Americans in Puerto Rico. “That would be an impeachable offense” (Eugene...
Columbus Day (October 9), as most of us learned in elementary school, recalls Christopher Columbus’ 1492 landing in America. It’s a holiday celebrated in the U.S. since the 1700s. Yet, it didn’t receive official federal status until 1937. Nonetheless, the observance...
As a Member of Congress, I am responsible for the interests of South Texas in Washington, DC and for ensuring the safety of the American citizenry from global threats. This fall, I am engaged in diplomatic efforts in Japan and...
Now that is has been over one month since Hurricane Harvey brought destruction and devastation to Houston and the Texas Coast, it is time to rebuild and heal. As Houston and the Texas Coast begin to recover, many questions still...

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