Troubled about what to think about Cuba? Don’t be. Just roll-over, like so many did with Iraq.  And like it! (Well, until it blows up in your face.) Don’t you get it?  Cuba is ours! Or haven’t you been listening...
Senator, thank you so much. I look forward (to) working with you. I appreciate all the good work you have always done on immigration reform and I really appreciate it and I look forward to working with you and...
I just was on a phone call with Henry, with people from his congressional district, police chiefs, NGOs, mayors, and it is pretty bad.  Congressman Cuellar has done everything he knows to do to try to get the nation’s attention...
The recent actions and statements of state and local leaders restricting the ability to assist and care for recently-arrived immigrant families fills me with great sadness.  In these difficult times, when so many are struggling, our work as a community...
Texans support lawmakers pressing ‘reset’ on election reforms, focusing on enhanced accountability and access, not political interference or new restrictions Political candidates campaign, then the voters vote. That’s the way our democracy is supposed to work. Rough and tumble political...
Yes, a very “blue” Texan, from the blue area of the Rio Grande Valley. But no, not the reddest state; Wyoming, one-half million people, now edges out Oklahoma, with four million—both largely Republican! Four Senators between them; four for...
Well the first thing I would like to do, on behalf of the board and staff of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, is extend my appreciation to the Judge (Richard Cortez) and the Commissioners Court, commissioner (Pepe Cabeza de...
The energy sector remains a key driver of the Texas economy. It dominates state exports; drilling, production, transportation, and processing activity involve substantial investments; and the massive supply chain has been entrenched and expanding for over a century. Although...
As two avid public land users, we were honored to lead the Bureau of Land Management. We certainly had our tests and challenges. Neil brought westerners together to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse and worked to protect lives...
While the budget, pandemic and the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri dominated much of the recent legislative session, lawmakers made unmatched progress in education-to-workforce alignment issues that will have long-term benefits for Texas students, employers and the economy. Several new...

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