Once upon a time there was a President who expelled Iraq from Kuwait thanks to a very quick war in which smart weapons played a vital role.  He gained the consensus of the international...
In our lifetimes, there has not been a more important presidential election than the upcoming one on November 3. As I peer forward into this approaching most critical election, my mind travels back to...
“They made us many promises, more than I can remember. They kept but one. They promised to take our land and they took it,” - Red Cloud (1822-1909), Oglala Lakota Sioux. The eloquent words...
HARLINGEN, Texas - In this month’s taxation advice podcast, Rev Torres discusses the economic impact payments and past due child support. Torres is part of Texas Taxpayer Assistance Project, a division of Texas RioGrande...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so very much for this wonderful honor. A special thank you to my wife, Peru, and my children, Joe Douglas, Samantha, and Joshua,...
Fellow Rio Grande Valley Citizens, I was extremely disappointed to see so many local elected officials sign off on an endorsement of John Cornyn. This is a message for each and every one of you.
I mentioned in the other room that I’ve been coming to the Valley so long, I don’t view you as constituents, I view you as friends.  And, many of you have noted that your...
This fall, I am visiting Google Meets classrooms to deliver college access services, like essay writing and financial aid seminars, for high school seniors.  A former teacher myself, I sympathize with educators grappling with...
Driving across South Texas, you’ve seen them - acres of wind turbines, bright white during the day and blinking across the night sky.  In our region, the wind farms invoke a sense of pride....
The more than ten years of sustained economic expansion that preceded the pandemic, the longest period of growth in U.S. history, brought notable progress across a broad spectrum.  The latest income and poverty data...

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