Governor Abbott failed us. With each passing day, this virus claims the lives of more South Texans. The families, friends and neighbors left behind call my offices daily. They lament that more should have be done much...
September 22 is National Voter Registration Day. Meh. Battling hurricane waters, mask-less COVID zombies and economic chaos has kept Valleyites, well, busy. But the Rio Grande Valley has endured another disaster for generations. Really?...
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...

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