As a former educator, I join our Rio Grande Valley public school administrators and school teachers in asking Governor Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Morath to prioritize the welfare and best interest of everyone involved in the...
I remember him at odd times, a small, quiet man whose scars on his thumbs spoke far more about his suffering than his own words could. His name was Francisco, and I had met...
Our hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley are at critical capacity and are struggling to take care of patients.  I strongly urge Governor Abbott to take immediate steps to provide Valley hospitals additional resources...
I was recently speaking with a young person born in 1988. For practical reasons, we will refer to them as "Alex.” Between the banter and cordial laughter at a comfortable six feet, Alex...
One month ago, we felt that the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was slowing and many states, including Texas, began to allow relaxed regulations so businesses could gradually open again and commerce could resume. 
Hello Brownsville. When you elected me to represent you and your families, that came with a responsibility.  A responsibility not to tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear....
Judge Cortez, Commissioner Torres, thank you you so much for inviting me. Thank you for all the good work that the commissioners court and all of your personnel and staff are doing.
In the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community, “coming out” is a milestone akin to a coming-of-age. For many it’s like a second birthday; choosing to come out marks the point at...
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” (U.S. Declaration...
“The only constant in life is change” (Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, 500 BCE). The wisdom of the Greeks might be of use today. As we are “alone, together,” during this time of CV-19, when time seems to stand still, we...

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