What a week! What happened Friday was a historically momentous step forward for civil rights in our country. What happened the day before was also of historical importance, preserving access to health care insurance for millions, a decision that literally...
Chained to a bed in a warehouse. Branded like cattle. Set on fire. These are just some of the horrific stories we've heard from women who have suffered as victims of human trafficking here in Texas. Human trafficking is modern-day...
We were taught in our American history books that the English colonists landed on the Atlantic coast in 1607. As they conquered the frontier, they developed their democratic spirit and in 1776 declared their independence from England. The American frontier...
Mexicans, like Americans, know they cannot save the world. But they can save a piece of the world. Many are trying to do just that today. Many new civic organizations have formed in that wonderful, tormented sister country by our...
For as large as the American economy is, a staggering 96 percent of the world’s customers reside outside of the United States. Given this number, there are seemingly limitless opportunities to connect American goods and services with people across the...
One of the favorite descriptions used by advertising and news media to define San Antonio is “The Álamo City”. Also, the popular Spanish Mexican colonial church silhouette is a universal logo used by a variety of businesses in town to...
Just like so many Texans across our state, we live and work in cities – Midland, Karnes City, Pleasanton and Lubbock – with substantial energy production activity. Oil and gas operators create jobs, generate revenue and invest in local communities....
The White House has been pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which it calls “the most progressive trade agreement in history.” But rather than increasing protections for working Americans and the environment, the TPP undermines U.S. labor and environmental laws. The U.S....
Just in 2013, 11 million jobs were supported by trade in the United States. In Texas, a total of 40,737 companies were dependent on exports -- 93 percent of which were small businesses, with 500 or fewer employees. With...
John Forbes Nash, the mathematician who inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” and his wife, Alicia, died in a freak car accident over the weekend. He was 86, but remained active and had just returned from Norway where he was...

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