The information is crucial to effective corporate planning, as well as to understanding the dynamics of the nation’s population and potential policy needs or implications.  One recent dataset describes overall population growth and trends in the number of people under...
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...
WACO, Texas - Hunger!! The very word brings thoughts of suffering and need — be it children leaving school on a Friday afternoon knowing they will not have a decent meal until Monday morning, parents confronting the impossible choice...
Donald Trump, oblivious to the solemnity of Viernes Santo, through his daily, television campaign rally (freely provided by the networks), wished the nation a “Happy Good Friday.”  Perhaps some, very right wing evangelicals, could spin those remarks, turning them into...
  The faces of our cities have changed dramatically over the past few decades. Many of the long-standing businesses and buildings we knew for years are gone. In many Valley towns, downtown would be almost unrecognizable to former residents. Towns must...
Year after year, Texas homeowners deal with rising property taxes along with paying sales and other taxes as they are the ones who shoulder our state's overall tax burden. But Prop 1 is on the ballot in the November 3...
“Solidarity” has long been the watchword of the U.S. labor movement. It represented not only unity within workers’ unions, but also signaled a community of support for workers by others in society, individuals and organizations (secular and religious).  It was...
Harlingen is marking National Economic Development Week from May 9-15, 2021 to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community, including stewardship of: ● Policies that government undertakes to meet...
We recently lost a remarkable Texan in H. Ross Perot, who died at age 89. While his passing justifiably invokes many and varied stories and commentaries, I will focus attention on his contributions to the Texas economy.  Mr. Perot was...
April Fool’s Day is a great time to look at all the ways we can be fooled. But one thing we should absolutely not be fooled by is the sensational personal injury lawyer advertisements we see all around us. As...

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