On June 26, 1846, about thirty undocumented U.S. immigrants trespassing in California, plotted against Mexico.   Doing so, they set in motion what can best be described as the “Texas Plan.”
Saturday afternoon, a rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral taking 2 U.S. astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time in nine years.   Liftoff was beautiful, and the launch was exhilarating....
The Pan American Health Organization, one of the oldest international health bodies in the world, seems to be playing a minor role in the current COVID-19 crisis, despite the epicenter of the disease is in the Western...
The expansion of the U.S. energy industry bolstered America’s GDP and strengthened its national security. Now, the coronavirus pandemic threatens to reverse decades of gains despite an OPEC+ production cut agreement to end the Saudi...
Fellow Texan, this is important.  Your fellow neighbors need your help. The coronavirus outbreak has impacted Texans across the state, but I know we can get through this together.  One way...
Last session, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3 to invest more state dollars in our classrooms and give a much needed salary increase to our teachers. With the coronavirus pandemic, we have learned to appreciate even more...
I grew up with a steady diet of movies and shows like “Star Trek,” “The Blob,” “Twlight Zone,” and authors like Rod Serling, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.  Gadgets...
On Memorial Day we honor and remember the men and women who have given their lives in service to the United States. These fallen heroes made the ultimate sacrifice defending our liberties.
For the better part of three months, Hidalgo County has faced historic challenges in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our community’s response has been overwhelming. From the sacrifices made by our schools and...
Texas has reached a critical point in the fight against COVID-19. State leaders continue to reduce restrictions on movement and activity, even though we haven’t come close to a 14-day decline in new cases – the benchmark recommended...

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