You know about six and a half years ago I met Dr. Eliza Alvarado. It seems like I have known her a lot longer than that. What I can tell you is, I recognized very quickly that this woman...
In early 2020, COVID-19 plunged the economy into freefall, abruptly reversing a historic expansion. Although the sharp declines only persisted for about two months, almost 1.5 million jobs disappeared across Texas. The loss of income and financial security for...
It’s somewhat gratifying that Congress and the White House are at least attempting to address the issue of drug costs. It’s simply not right when rising out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter are forcing some Texans to choose between buying...
South of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico lays the former battlefield site of the Battle of Buena Vista (also known as “La Angostura”) that took place on February 22-23, 1847.   General Zachary Taylor with an army of nearly 5,000 marched to...
The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant economic disruption, but the Texas economy continues to recover. Recently released October data indicate that the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate continues to fall and now stands at 5.4%. Texas added 56,600 jobs...
Published on November 1, 2021, Steve Alhenius’ guest column is an enlightening and important piece of work, highlighting the state of the workforce in the 21st century and the projected increase in demand for physical skills in logistics, transportation,...
President Biden’s Build Back Better program is far from the deficit generator Texas-based economist Ray Perryman incorrectly claimed in a recent guest column. First, before Senator Manchin succeeded in hatcheting much of the proposal, the bill called for $350 billion...
The concept of a Census to identify and enumerate the population of an area dates back more than 5,000 years. Accurate Census counts are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs and appropriate representation in Congress. In...
Future U.S. Civil War General (1861-1865) and future U.S. President Ulysses Grant (1869-1877) was a 24-year-old Brevet 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry when he travelled in early March 1846 under the command of General Zachary Taylor...
Thanksgiving on the way—time to give thanks. Christmas soon to follow—time to give back. One way the nation can do both is through a revived spirit and program of National Service.  National Service includes, of course, military service. But it...

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