Throughout my entire career, I have been a champion for the working men and women of this country. As one of eight children born to migrant farm workers, I am committed to standing up...
Another summer is quickly winding down and parents are getting swept up in the whirlwind of preparations on behalf of their kids. Back to school shopping and planning can be hectic; yet it provides an opportunity to set expectations with...
For the first time in history, two category 4 hurricanes have hit the United States in a single year. In fact, the US dealt with these two major storms in only a little over two weeks. Thanks to a...
This Election Day, voters in the Rio Grande Valley and across the state have a historic opportunity to invest in some of Texas’s most beloved treasures — our state parks and historical sites. If...
Texas does things a little different than most states, especially when it comes to private-property rights. For example, we have strict consumer protections related to home equity lending which are so important to Texans that voters actually enshrined them in...
We have just survived Friday the 13th. Halloween approaches. TV shows subject us to horror. We have had our share. The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has threatened to abandon Americans in Puerto Rico. “That would be an impeachable offense” (Eugene...
In the 4th century, B.C., the Senones, a mighty tribe from Gaul occupying northern Italy marched toward present-day Rome and conquered its neighbors to the south. As the price for getting their freedom and land back, chieftain Brennus, the Senone...
Chained to a bed in a warehouse. Branded like cattle. Set on fire. These are just some of the horrific stories we've heard from women who have suffered as victims of human trafficking here in Texas. Human trafficking is modern-day...
Technology industry leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe flocked to Austin last week for the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival. SXSW Interactive serves as an incubator of tech and digital creativity and innovation. Sharing new ideas is a cornerstone of...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On April 6, 1813, Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara became First Lady of Independent Texas. In gaining that distinction, she actually scored a “double” first. Not only was she the first to fill the position,...

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