Judge Cortez, Commissioner Torres, thank you you so much for inviting me. Thank you for all the good work that the commissioners court and all of your personnel and staff are doing.
In the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community, “coming out” is a milestone akin to a coming-of-age. For many it’s like a second birthday; choosing to come out marks the point at...
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” (U.S. Declaration...
“The only constant in life is change” (Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, 500 BCE). The wisdom of the Greeks might be of use today. As we are “alone, together,” during this time of CV-19, when time seems to stand still, we...
Although mass demonstrations against police violence against citizens have subsided, we should not follow the historical pattern or forgetting about police abuses once they fade from the news.   Otherwise, in a few weeks,...
As you have been hearing, if you have been paying attention, we have had some very high numbers of new infections and fatalities here in Hidalgo County. These are certainly very unacceptable. 
When it comes to reopening in the midst of COVID-19, Texas is certainly setting the pace. On May 18, 2020, Governor Abbott announced the latest phase in his plan to restart the state’s...
“911, state your emergency.”   “Yes, police and fire do a good job, but their unions keep taking more, more, more. Please send help!” What is happening with public safety unions? Well, as...
Officer Friendly unquestionably exists. S/he just does not make the news like the recent police and National Guard riot in Lafayette Park.   When police and National Guard brutally attack demonstrators who are not engaging...
Today, the United States Supreme Court blocked the Federal Administration's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation...

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