The COVID-19 pandemic continues. Following significant surges in many states, signals in late July (at least as I am writing) have been modestly encouraging, with case numbers beginning to level off and COVID-related emergency room visits trending downward. Nonetheless,...
By most measures, the Texas economy is performing very well, with strong hiring, more major corporate locations and expansions than anywhere else, and regular appearances at or near the top of rankings of places to do business, start a...
WACO, Texas - Tensions have escalated in Iraq, with the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) capturing territory and laying siege to...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been asked to speed up regulatory environmental review of the liquefied natural gas export terminal projects under consideration at the Port of Brownsville. The request came from veteran TV broadcaster and commentator...
McALLEN, RGV - In an op-ed penned to coincide with his visit to Texas, Mexico’s foreign secretary José Antonio Meade Kuribreña has given a shout out to legislation championed by state Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra. In the op-ed Meade acknowledged...
  LAREDO, Texas - A half-day summit focusing on the development of apprenticeship programs in Webb County takes place in Laredo this afternoon. The Consortium for Apprenticeship Partners in Economic Development (CAPED) is hosting the Regional Apprenticeship Summit at Texas A&M...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez, a Rio Grande Valley native, gave the keynote speech at the Business Leaders Luncheon hosted by UT-Rio Grande Valley’s Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship. The event...
PHARR, RGV - Matt Wilbanks, CEO and Co-Founder of HelpSocial, will be the keynote speaker at the Governor's Small Business Forum. The Governor's Small Business Forum, co-hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, is designed to help small businesses owners...
Information is essential to decision making, whether for an individual, a family, a business, or a government. Without accurate input data, it is virtually impossible to draw meaningful conclusions and make effective decisions. When it comes to the data that we...
LAREDO, Texas - The United States has a diverse if not a conflicting set of goals as it renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, says Chris Wilson of the Mexico Institute. Wilson gave the keynote...

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