Every year when I write a column for the Martin Luther King commemorative holiday, I try to get behind the “sanctification” of Dr. King and consider different parts of his message and struggle for which he gave his life. The...
This past May, I was honored to be part of the first-ever Tejano History Conference in Goliad, Texas. Candidly, it was a humbling experience for me, because I shared the speaker’s podium with the following super heroes in the writing...
From almost the very moment that Spanish Europeans landed in what is today North America, religious leaders pressed their footprints on its soil. From the entire length of the U.S. east coast, Florida, the Mississippi River (Rio Espíritu Santo), New...
As you have been hearing, if you have been paying attention, we have had some very high numbers of new infections and fatalities here in Hidalgo County. These are certainly very unacceptable.  We can’t allow this to continue. We have to...
What is a believer to believe? Who is a believer to believe? About politics I mean. Specifically, about Donald Trump. What is a spiritual person to do? You may identify as Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or Bahá’í. Or are you...
Mention Medicare and many people think of senior citizens. But they aren’t the only beneficiaries. Over 9.1 million of the 44 million Americans who rely on Medicare are under age 65. These younger individuals have disabilities and for their health care...
Efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have led officials at local, state, and federal levels to make important decisions over what services and industries should be deemed “essential.”  What businesses are so important to the broader society that we...
  The Rio Grande Guardian is the Border region’s fast-growing international news service. Our readers have a higher than average education and income level, as these statistics show: Household Income $150k+ Index Rating: 122 Education Level Grad School Index Rating: 156 (Source: Quantcast Measure) Index: A comparison of the audience...
On the holiday we honor Martin Luther King, we might want to reflect on the history the propelled Dr. King to the forefront of the civil rights movement and recall the many people who worked and sacrificed so that...
Measures to restrict voter access are under consideration in Texas and elsewhere. Irrespective of politics, such laws have substantial adverse economic consequences. We recently examined this issue in detail. The costs could potentially include billions of dollars and hundreds...

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