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...
Living in the Rio Grande Valley, we know African Americans are not the only ones subjected to law enforcement abuse of authority, brutality and murder.   We do not have to learn of Gregorio...
Surreal. Dozens, seemingly hundreds of cars – so many Teslas—but no visible people, save a guard in semi-military uniform.  (His response to our request: “We don’t give tours.”) A long line of cars...
The philosopher Joseph Campbell said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” COVID-19 has shown us that nurses are precisely that. And we urgently need more of them.
As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged this spring, college campuses across the United States swiftly sent students home in droves and switched to online distance learning. The quick transition came with hopes and expectations...
As our nation battles COVID-19, the Rio Grande Valley repeatedly makes national news because of how rapidly the virus is spreading here.  Hospitals are beyond capacity, and some of those who have died...
Dear Commissioner Morath:  Thank you for all that you have done to support Texas public schools. The current health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a number of dilemmas for public schools....
The debate surrounding reopening schools this fall seems to intensify daily. Students, parents, teachers, administrators, and government officials are struggling to weigh questions of safety against the realities of remote learning. It’s a difficult issue with no...
These past 40 days have been quite the opposite of our norm. COVID-19 has forced us to work remotely, cancel or reschedule visits, conducting virtual tours and introductions. The McAllen Economic Development Corporation team...
Our bilingual neighbor to the north, Canada, was missing from the recent visit to the White House by the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuél López Obrador (AMLO).   And, yes, so many accents in...

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