Economic theory can admittedly be simultaneously boring and incomprehensible at times, but is critical to our understanding of the functioning of markets, businesses, and consumers. Its concepts inform the structure and actions of governments and central banks, improve policies and...
Local nonprofit organization, Donna Events Inc. hosted the 5th Annual Chisholm Trail Festival recently, in downtown Donna. The festival is a celebration of the historical Chisholm Trail cattle drives of the 1800s. The event aims to shine a light on...
February, the month mostly connected to love and friendship. February also happens to be Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. It is unfortunate that both love and friendships could have any connection to dating violence, yet “one in five teens in...
It goes without saying that 2016 was the year that seemingly sturdy global structures shattered into nativist and populist sized pieces. Last year, I wrote that we could expect our fair share of turbulence and uncertainty in 2016. Yet, 2017 no...
It is now quite clear. Donald Trump is a danger to America. Too many voted for an obviously vain “celebrity” without any governmental experience whatsoever. Some of his supporters may now have “buyer’s remorse.” Dreams of restoration of jobs vanish as...
The late great Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” This powerful statement resonates because it reminds me that we all have...
As we start the new year with our Building URBAN Cultures Education Series, it seemed to me that it was only fitting that we focus on health by design. So, I ran into an article that talked about the very...
Jose "Joe" May and I had many nexus points of interest that became a precursor to our very private friendship over the years, from July, 1978, to literally the day he died in 2006. Hard to believe by the calendar...
The holiday season is upon us! It is a special time in which many adults may find their homes full of friends and family, especially children and youth. With most getting about a month off from school for the holidays,...
No, not THOSE “wise men,” not the Three Kings. I shall have “Rosca de los Reyes Magos” January 6th, 2017 with the three soldiers I write about here. Three professors, in fact, three Doctors of Philosophy. Three good Americans and,...

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