We can breathe a sigh of relief we now have two approved vaccines, with more probably on the way, over a million medical workers vaccinated with the first of two shots, and very few serious reactions. This truly is...
Thank you for recognizing my frequent visits down there. It has been said that I have visited the Rio Grande Valley more than any other governor in Texas history. All I can tell you is I will increase the...
Why and how people in the Rio Grande Valley continue to get infected with the coronavirus should be published in the local newspapers.  Yes, we are told how many infections and deaths were reported and the cities where they live...
Latinos have contributed significantly to the success of the United States while overcoming systemic discrimination — and our stories have largely been erased from U.S. history.  Now, our stories will have a new home with a Latino Museum on the...
For numerous reasons, there is a reluctance among many people to taking the COVID vaccine.  This is particularly true among minorities (https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/17/opinions/african-americans-covid-vaccine-sacks/index.html), many of whom have expressed distrust with vaccines in general, and also the seemingly swift development of the...
“México, Lindo y Bonito”… lovely, beautiful Mexico. So the song goes. Still true. Those who know the truth of these words remember the Christmas lights of the gorgeous main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma, leading from downtown to the...
Medicaid expansion is good for Texas businesses and Texas families. I have long been a supporter of expanding Medicaid because I agree with Joe Straus, our former Republican Speaker of the House, that government should be run like a successful...
If there was a way for Texas to expand health insurance coverage to nearly a million of the state’s most vulnerable people, enhancing their access to needed care, I think we can all agree that would be a very...
For small businesses across the Lower Rio Grande Valley District, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in history.  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, small business owners have been resilient, pivoting, and adapting their business models to navigate continually...
Good afternoon everyone. Happy to spend the next half hour with you and discuss the vaccine.  It is a very exciting time, first of all. It is really thrilling that we are finally able to begin to see the light...

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