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Thursday 05/30/2019
What God provided

Editor:

Wednesday 05/29/2019
Memorial at Alamo

Editor:

Monday 05/27/2019
Think of veterans too

This Memorial Day weekend, most people are looking forward to three days off spent with friends, family and a barbeque or pool party. Of course, the real reason for this important annual holiday is to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. It is because of these brave men and women that we can enjoy the freedom we have today. As you pause to remember those who died in the line of duty, take a moment and also think about those who fought for our country and are still with us today. Don’t just thank a veteran, which is indeed a nice gesture and something we should all do more often. Really take a moment and understand the struggles that so many veterans face on a daily basis, specifically mental health conditions.

Brownsville lacks UTRGV attention

Dear Dr. Nolan Perez:

Sunday 05/26/2019
President defended

Editor:

Friday 05/24/2019
School closing spurs complaint

Editor:

Wednesday 05/22/2019
Our obligation to the unborn

Editor:

Tuesday 05/21/2019
Hispanics criticized

Editor:

USMCA good for Texas

President Trump followed through on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement when he signed a new agreement with Mexico and Canada in November. In the coming weeks, his administration will present the new pact to Congress for a vote. The International Association of Drilling Contractors urges Congress to swiftly pass the new pact, as Texans have a lot to gain from ratification of the deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a huge win for the Lone Star State’s workers, especially those who work in the energy sector.

The oil and natural gas industry is a critical component of Texas’ economy. Last year, the industry directly employed more than 352,000 Texans. And across the nation, the oil and natural gas industry adds $1.3 trillion to the economy each year.

Texas firms owe much of their success to trade with Canada and Mexico. Since NAFTA took effect in 1994, Mexico has become a major importer of American liquefied natural gas. Canada purchases close to 60 percent of American crude exports and 20 percent of our jet fuel exports.

In fact, Texas exported more than $24.3 billion worth of petroleum, coal, oil and natural gas products to Canada and Mexico in 2017.

USMCA will build on NAFTA’s successes and create new jobs, lift wages and reduce Texans’ energy bills. For energy consumers, the new pact continues to prohibit tariffs on raw and refined oil and natural gas products, keeping current energy bills stable. New tariffs mean higher energy bills for every household.

USMCA also preserves an important legal provision that protects American companies from exploitation by foreign governments. Called the “investorstate dispute settlement” system, this part of USMCA is essential for energy companies that do business abroad. Without it, companies are at a disadvantage in foreign courts, as they undoubtedly would favor their own country and national government. Look no further than what happened in Venezuela in the last decade when that country nationalized oil production. Venezuelan officials seized the assets of more than 60 oil and oil services companies, many of which were headquartered in the United States.

USMCA good for Texas

President Trump followed through on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement when he signed a new agreement with Mexico and Canada in November. In the coming weeks, his administration will present the new pact to Congress for a vote. The International Association of Drilling Contractors urges Congress to swiftly pass the new pact, as Texans have a lot to gain from ratification of the deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a huge win for the Lone Star State’s workers, especially those who work in the energy sector.

Sunday 05/19/2019
Preventing drug abuse

Editor:

Friday 05/17/2019
Increase voting age

Editor:

Thursday 05/16/2019
VA psychiatric misadventure

Editor:

Wednesday 05/15/2019
Floodgates in McAllen

Editor:

Tuesday 05/14/2019
Alzheimer’s advocacy

Editor:

Sunday 05/12/2019
Irresponsible manipulation

Editor:

Friday 05/10/2019
Common sense needed

Texans, especially those of us who live and work on the border, support President Donald Trump’s efforts to enhance border security. But here along the Texas border, where the Rio Grande separates Mexico and Texas, a wall is unnecessary. Even worse, the recent threat to seal the border would have had disastrous economic

Tejano cavalry long forgotten

Editor:

Thursday 05/09/2019
Requests made of gas companies

Editor:

Wednesday 05/08/2019
We’ve gone off the rails

Editor:

Tuesday 05/07/2019
Officials criticized

Editor:

Sunday 05/05/2019
Discover art museum

Editor:

Friday 05/03/2019
A city to live in

Editor:

Thursday 05/02/2019
Why are we indifferent?

Editor:

Wednesday 05/01/2019
Don’t lower voting age

Editor:

Thursday 05/30/2019
What God provided

Editor:

Wednesday 05/29/2019
Memorial at Alamo

Editor:

Monday 05/27/2019
Think of veterans too

This Memorial Day weekend, most people are looking forward to three days off spent with friends, family and a barbeque or pool party. Of course, the real reason for this important annual holiday is to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. It is because of these brave men and women that we can enjoy the freedom we have today. As you pause to remember those who died in the line of duty, take a moment and also think about those who fought for our country and are still with us today. Don’t just thank a veteran, which is indeed a nice gesture and something we should all do more often. Really take a moment and understand the struggles that so many veterans face on a daily basis, specifically mental health conditions.

Brownsville lacks UTRGV attention

Dear Dr. Nolan Perez:

Sunday 05/26/2019
President defended

Editor:

Friday 05/24/2019
School closing spurs complaint

Editor:

Wednesday 05/22/2019
Our obligation to the unborn

Editor:

Tuesday 05/21/2019
Hispanics criticized

Editor:

USMCA good for Texas

President Trump followed through on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement when he signed a new agreement with Mexico and Canada in November. In the coming weeks, his administration will present the new pact to Congress for a vote. The International Association of Drilling Contractors urges Congress to swiftly pass the new pact, as Texans have a lot to gain from ratification of the deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a huge win for the Lone Star State’s workers, especially those who work in the energy sector.

The oil and natural gas industry is a critical component of Texas’ economy. Last year, the industry directly employed more than 352,000 Texans. And across the nation, the oil and natural gas industry adds $1.3 trillion to the economy each year.

Texas firms owe much of their success to trade with Canada and Mexico. Since NAFTA took effect in 1994, Mexico has become a major importer of American liquefied natural gas. Canada purchases close to 60 percent of American crude exports and 20 percent of our jet fuel exports.

In fact, Texas exported more than $24.3 billion worth of petroleum, coal, oil and natural gas products to Canada and Mexico in 2017.

USMCA will build on NAFTA’s successes and create new jobs, lift wages and reduce Texans’ energy bills. For energy consumers, the new pact continues to prohibit tariffs on raw and refined oil and natural gas products, keeping current energy bills stable. New tariffs mean higher energy bills for every household.

USMCA also preserves an important legal provision that protects American companies from exploitation by foreign governments. Called the “investorstate dispute settlement” system, this part of USMCA is essential for energy companies that do business abroad. Without it, companies are at a disadvantage in foreign courts, as they undoubtedly would favor their own country and national government. Look no further than what happened in Venezuela in the last decade when that country nationalized oil production. Venezuelan officials seized the assets of more than 60 oil and oil services companies, many of which were headquartered in the United States.

USMCA good for Texas

President Trump followed through on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement when he signed a new agreement with Mexico and Canada in November. In the coming weeks, his administration will present the new pact to Congress for a vote. The International Association of Drilling Contractors urges Congress to swiftly pass the new pact, as Texans have a lot to gain from ratification of the deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a huge win for the Lone Star State’s workers, especially those who work in the energy sector.

Sunday 05/19/2019
Preventing drug abuse

Editor:

Friday 05/17/2019
Increase voting age

Editor:

Thursday 05/16/2019
VA psychiatric misadventure

Editor:

Wednesday 05/15/2019
Floodgates in McAllen

Editor:

Tuesday 05/14/2019
Alzheimer’s advocacy

Editor:

Sunday 05/12/2019
Irresponsible manipulation

Editor:

Friday 05/10/2019
Common sense needed

Texans, especially those of us who live and work on the border, support President Donald Trump’s efforts to enhance border security. But here along the Texas border, where the Rio Grande separates Mexico and Texas, a wall is unnecessary. Even worse, the recent threat to seal the border would have had disastrous economic

Tejano cavalry long forgotten

Editor:

Thursday 05/09/2019
Requests made of gas companies

Editor:

Wednesday 05/08/2019
We’ve gone off the rails

Editor:

Tuesday 05/07/2019
Officials criticized

Editor:

Sunday 05/05/2019
Discover art museum

Editor:

Friday 05/03/2019
A city to live in

Editor:

Thursday 05/02/2019
Why are we indifferent?

Editor:

Wednesday 05/01/2019
Don’t lower voting age

Editor:

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