About 50 years ago, the first human stepped onto the surface of the moon.  President John F. Kennedy set the goal of a moon landing in 1961, and eight years later on July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew successfully...
There is no denying that the Port of Brownsville is growing. And with growth comes growing pains. With so many major projects on our doorstep, addressing the challenges of workforce development is a key responsibility. Right now, nearly 8,000 local...
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...
Last week the Border Patrol held a bizarrely theatrical press event that claimed to offer reporters an opportunity to "walk in a migrant's shoes.” Herded along by Border Patrol agents and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, reporters took a walk in...
Before we learned to swim, my brothers and sisters delighted in hitching a ride on my dad’s broad back and hanging on for dear life as he swam out into the deeper end of the local public swimming pool.  It...
Last week we were painfully distressed by the drowning of a young father and his baby daughter as they sought refuge in our country from the desperate situations in their home of El Salvador.  The photo of the 25-year-old and...
Not sure, but “bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose your blues in Chicago.”  I’m just back from a trip to Chi-town, third largest city in the U.S. (2.7 million, after New York and Los Angeles). It’s a great city, very...
The Commemorative Air Force Rio Grande Valley Wing has a new home in Los Fresnos, Texas.  Embracing the challenge that a new venue presents, volunteers are preparing to host the first – at this airport – CAF Airshow on June...
Oh, so many expressions on TV news, about or from national figures, uttered by television hosts or guests, that often defy—but are badly in need of—translation.  Like “oh, he walked that back.” They make me want to scream.   Let me illustrate....
Trump to destroy the Garden of Eden? The U.S. to wage war on Persia, modern day Iran?  Sure, why not? Everything else seems up for grabs, including, oh, like the world’s environment - “no global warming,” remember? Trump’s latest tweet...

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