It is with a heavy heart that I pen this today. Following the senseless massacres in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, let me unequivocally state: White supremacy and domestic terrorism have no place in this country.
After more than a decade, the amount of household debt (including mortgages) has surpassed pre-Great Recession levels. Sometimes, an upswing in debt of certain types can be a negative signal, such as rising credit card debt in...
I simply cannot ignore what is happening right now. The recent mass slaughter of innocent life in El Paso and Dayton is weighing heavy on my heart.  It was less than two years ago...
One Hundred degrees! “Only” 95 degrees back in Ponca City, Oklahoma. That’s okay for me, safe in my brother’s (Gary Mounce) and sister-in-law’s (Malena Elias de Mounce) air-conditioned Honda. But maybe not okay for...
Julian Nava, former United States ambassador to Mexico (May 1980-April 1981), said that U.S. diplomatic activity with his southern neighbor was very difficult and that, unless the history of the bilateral relationship was properly known and understood,...
The U.S.-China trade war continues to escalate with the addition of an alleged currency manipulation by the Chinese government. It’s the latest in a long list of actions and reactions by both nations, and the stakes are...
I am so proud of my hometown of El Paso. Always have been. I tell our story wherever I go. This place of immigrants, of people from all over the planet, who came here...
On May 15, 1848, my ancestors and other Spanish-speaking residents living in Laredo, Texas suffered a catastrophic experience that changed their lives forever.   That’s because everyone living between the lower Rio Grande and...
Usually on Sunday, I’d post a video or pictures of my wandering through the magnificent beauty of the Big Bend/Davis Mountain country. Not today. Today, I want to say that words matter. They always...
Major data breaches have become common headlines in an increasingly digital world.  Recently, for example, one was announced by Capital One which affects about 106 million individuals.  Data breaches are essentially...

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