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...
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,...
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. 
Dear Commissioner Morath:  Thank you for all that you have done to support Texas public schools. The current health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a number of dilemmas for public schools....
The philosopher Joseph Campbell said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” COVID-19 has shown us that nurses are precisely that. And we urgently need more of them.
As a former educator, I join our Rio Grande Valley public school administrators and school teachers in asking Governor Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Morath to prioritize the welfare and best interest of everyone involved in the...
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...
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...
These past 40 days have been quite the opposite of our norm. COVID-19 has forced us to work remotely, cancel or reschedule visits, conducting virtual tours and introductions. The McAllen Economic Development Corporation team...
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...

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