I am sure most of you have heard the news that The University of Texas Board of Regents unanimously approved my recommendation last week to name the Vaqueros as the athletic nickname for UTRGV and to maintain the colors...
EDINBURG, RGV - University of Texas—Pan American (UTPA) students and community are witnessing a vigorous debate about the new mascot for the new University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), to be inaugurated in the fall of 2015. Some protestors...
WACO, Texas - It’s the end of an era. The Federal Reserve System (Fed) has officially ended “quantitative easing,” the program of bond buying which began during the recession. The point of quantitative easing (or QE) was to inject liquidity...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On April 6, 1813, Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara became First Lady of Independent Texas. In gaining that distinction, she actually scored a “double” first. Not only was she the first to fill the position,...
TAOS, New Mexico - There are many regions, throughout the globe, that have historically been isolated and insulated from the mainstream of the flow of resources to expand the quality of life of their populace. When the dam breaks there...
MADRID, Spain - At the invitation of the Universidad de Oviedo in Asurias, Spain, I delivered a presentation last month to students, faculty and community individuals on ‘La Epoca Español en Tejas Desde 1528’ (Colonial Spanish Texas Since 1528). The...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Like the majority of his modern predecessors, President Obama has looked to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as the regions where America’s vital interests are most often engaged. This year is no different as the United...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On August 17, 1988, Public Law 100-402 was passed to establish Hispanic Heritage Month recognizing Hispanic immigrants’ contributions that make our great U.S.A. greater still. The honor can be considered a truly bi-partisan tribute. Democratic President...
CORRALES, New Mexico, - Baltazar Acevedo y Arispe, Jr., Ph.D., is a Native Tejano from Tahoka and a regular columnist for the Guardian. Acevedo resides in Waco, Texas and Corrales, New Mexico. He conducts research, writes and speaks as well...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - I was heartened to read that the president and CEO of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Steve Ahlenius, discussed how the negative publicity and disparaging comments made by Texas leaders regarding our border communities have...

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