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...
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...
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,...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Dear UTRGV Family:I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.Last month I appointed Dr. John Krouse, executive vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, to lead a Return to Campus Task Force...
As we grieve the tragic death of George Floyd, another, unarmed black man who died in police custody, we need to do more than protest in the streets.  Peaceful protest is necessary, but it...
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...

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