Last week I relayed the tragic milestone of 14 COVID-related deaths reported in one day in El Paso.  On Friday, the City reported 249 new cases, and alarmingly, a 7-day average positivity rate of almost 15 percent. As of Friday,...
Today is Election Day. We have a local election on the ballot, as well as state constitutional amendments. Click here to find more information, including sample ballot and your polling place. The constitutional amendments cover key policy areas, from water to...
First I would like to thank all of you for joining us this morning for this exciting announcement. It has actually been in the works and planning for many years now and is long overdue for many citizens and...
With hope growing that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be widely available, the answer to one of life’s most torturous questions – when will the pandemic end? – may soon be clearer.  It will likely be a while longer, however, before...
Choose from two. Two candidates to represent Texas in the Senate of the United States of America. Two political parties. Two. Too much? Too hard to choose? It depends. . . on your decision for youth vs age, or Texas...
I grew up with a steady diet of movies and shows like “Star Trek,” “The Blob,” “Twlight Zone,” and authors like Rod Serling, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.  Gadgets that I saw or read about...
Our latest forecast update indicates significant declines in economic activity through 2020, despite a notable comeback from the dark days of spring, but a return to growth next year. In addition to the staggering and tragic human costs, the...
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 historic announcement of Xavier Becerra as the next, and first-ever Latino, to serve as our nation’s Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services marks President-elect Biden’s commitment to ensuring his cabinet reflects our diverse nation. This pandemic...
"For his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare," Angus Deaton has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics (or, more formally, “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”). Every year, the Nobel Prize is...

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