Oil markets are in turmoil. In January, oil prices were trending in the upper $50s per barrel. Now, spot prices are a fraction of that level and futures prices actually went decidedly negative...
In Tamaulipas, the health crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning its most critical stage. Fortunately in Tamaulipas we have acted responsibly. Since January 15, we have installed the state technical committee on...
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...
The inevitable and unavoidable result of the extraordinary measures taken to curb the tragic health effects of the coronavirus has been a strong shock to the economy. Protecting human health and wellbeing must...
As we grieve the tragic death of George Floyd, another, unarmed black man who died in police custody, we need to do more than protest in the streets.  Peaceful protest is necessary, but it...
Last Saturday the Rio Grande Valley witnessed a truly historic moment, a moment that for many of us has been a longtime dream. Thirty-nine students graduated in the inaugural graduation ceremony from The...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On April 6, 1813, Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara became First Lady of Independent Texas. In gaining that distinction, she actually scored a “double” first. Not only was she the first to fill the position,...
As our local and state communities are responding to COVID-19 and this unprecedented moment, we are seeing the Teach For America Rio Grande Valley network step up for students and schools in ways that reflect the true...
Efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have led officials at local, state, and federal levels to make important decisions over what services and industries should be deemed “essential.”  What businesses are so important...
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...

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