An accurate Census is critical to the proper functioning of our representational democracy. Such data, which is confidential, directly effects the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding every year. It is...
For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has enjoyed the well-earned global reputation as a respected statistical agency, independent of political agendas; sadly for our nation, that tradition ended.   Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham has...
All of us have lost loved ones. And many of us have had to seek the help of emergency medical personnel at times of need for our loved ones. They are unfettered moments when loved ones will...
Much has been written about the early exploration of this great place we call Texas. Yet, inclusive details describing the composition of the Spanish Europeans who initially colonized this part of America is generally lacking. 
It always is sad when we lose a great leader, and Representative John Lewis, unquestionably, was one of the greatest leaders of his time, along with Dr. King.   Rep. Lewis was far from perfect. As...
You are worried: “Will my kids be safe in school? Will I be safe when they come home? Will we have enough money for rent or mortgage or food or health?”  And your worries,...
Earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley to see in person the impacts of both Hurricane Hanna and the coronavirus.  One of these events alone is challenging for any community,...
Since May 2018, it has been my great honor to service as chairman of the Brownsville Navigation District. During this period of time, port cargo statistics have demonstrated consistent growth, creating new opportunities for...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - As reported in The Rio Grande Guardian, Hurricane Hanna was an event of historical proportions. The storm forced upwards of 50,000 Reynosa residents out of their homes, many losing all three...
Last week I relayed the tragic milestone of 14 COVID-related deaths reported in one day in El Paso.  On Friday, the City reported 249 new cases, and alarmingly, a 7-day average positivity rate of...

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