Last session, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3 to invest more state dollars in our classrooms and give a much needed salary increase to our teachers. With the coronavirus pandemic, we have learned to appreciate even more...
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...
Texas Health & Human Services Commission this week announced the launch of a statewide pilot program allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to purchase groceries online at participating retailers for curbside pickup or delivery.
For two decades, public health officials in Texas have warned of the growing possibility of a global pandemic. More often than not, the Texas Legislature and our statewide elected officials have ignored these warnings. Lawmakers cut funding...
In Tamaulipas, the health crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning its most critical stage. Fortunately in Tamaulipas we have acted responsibly. Since January 15, we have installed the state technical committee on...
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be both a curse and a blessing.   It is a curse disrupting our normal lives, forcing us into self-quarantine, social distancing, and curfews, while leaving a tragic path...
Last Saturday the Rio Grande Valley witnessed a truly historic moment, a moment that for many of us has been a longtime dream. Thirty-nine students graduated in the inaugural graduation ceremony from The...
The route from Mission to Pharr is both a trail of hope and a path of despair during the coronavirus pandemic. With partial opening of the Texas economy, many businesses have gingerly begun to...
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...
The College Scholarship Leadership Access Program has responded to COVID-19 by transforming our programming to meet these trying times.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CSLAP hosts college access workshops at local high schools and provides near-peer mentorship for...

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