JD MPA, is a public administration professional who has worked for two U.S. Congressmen, five Texas Senators, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (formerly UT- Pan American), and as City Manager for three Texas cities. He also has served in a variety of leadership positions in professional, academic, and non-profit organizations.
Olivares earned his Bachelor in Economics from the University of Texas-Austin, his Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Texas-Pan American, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD) from the University of Texas School of Law.
The Rio Grande Guardian was the first online newspaper to launch on the South Texas border, starting out in July, 2005. It is still the market leader, setting the pace and breaking news often before traditional media outlets.