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Brownsville, Texas has officially landed the spot as the place Elon Musk's startup company, SpaceX, will build its new spaceport. This is great news for Texas, as it has potential to bring in up to 1,000 new jobs. The launch site, spanning 56.5 acres, will launch twelve rockets a year into space, including two Falcon 9 Heavy rockets, which could begin flying as soon as 2015. Read more »
Last week, I travelled to San Benito and Brownsville to present a check for the San Benito Cultural and Heritage Museum Project and tour the Texas Oncology Center.
The San Benito Cultural and Heritage Museum Project is designed to ramp up tourism in the community and will create jobs by combining four local non-profits, the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, the San Benito Historical Society, the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and the Freddy Fender Museum into one facility. As I told those at the dedication, “I’m glad all your hard work was not Wasted Days and Wasted Nights. I’m glad we got this done Before the Last Teardrop Falls.”
Dear Fellow Voters,
Early Voting has begun in Texas and will run through May 25, with Primary Day being May 29. We have a responsibility to be informed voters and choose the candidate who will best represent our values and interests. From following the 34th Congressional District Race, I have become increasingly weary of candidate Jessica Puente-Bradshaw, who campaigns as the "real conservative" but is up to her neck in DEBT and is beholden to special interests outside of our state. As a concerned citizen, I took the time to "follow the money" and found some interesting, yet disturbing, facts. Read more »
The South Texas Politics series continues with another interview with Adela Garza, candidate for the newly formed Congressional District 34. In a prior interview with Garza and State Rep. Jose Aliseda, we discussed the issues and constituent makeup of CD-34. Today, we will drill down a little deeper with Garza on a few specific issues: Border Security, Life along the Border, Better Representation for the Entire District and Early Voting. Read more »
Adela Garza is a longtime resident of the Rio Grande Valley and a true servant to her community.
Having served on various school and community boards on a volunteer basis, it is clear she understands the uniqueness of the South Texas culture and has the experience and knowledge to represent our district in Washington. As a small business owner, she knows how to balance a budget and make tough cuts to spending. Read more »
Wednesday, Fernando Trevino and I had the pleasure of spending the day with congressional candidate Adela Garza before a political forum hosted by various local media outlets. Garza is in the race to be the first representative for the newly created Congressional District 34.
Over coffee and sandwiches at her home in Olmito, Texas, we discussed why Garza was running for office. Read more »
As part of exploring South Texas Politics, I had the opportunity to visit with outgoing District 43 Texas State Rep. Jose Aliseda in Beeville just before the Bee County Republican Round-Up. Aliseda is a great public servant. He has served the people of Bee County as County Attorney and County Judge. He has also served the people of Texas as a State Representative and a member of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. As he is running unopposed, he will also serve Bee County next year as the new District Attorney.
All this to say, it is no small thing that this servant of the people has endorsed Adela Garza in her race to be the first Congressional Representative for the newly created 34th Congressional District. In the video interview below,
South Texas Democrat District Attorney Armando Villalobos Indicted by Federal Grand Jury - Democrat Candidate for CD 34
In the past couple of weeks, I have been looking at politics in South Texas and the changing demographics as more and more people in the Rio Grande Valley have been moving away from the Democrat party to the Republican Party. This is partially because of the shift in values of the national Democrat party, but also because of the long-standing corruption of certain Democrats in this region.
This was again illustrated in today's indictment by a Federal Grand Jury of Cameron County District Attorney (and Democrat candidate for the newly formed Congressional District 34) Armando Villalobos for receiving bribes and other violations of Federal Racketeering Acts. Read more »
Democrat Texas CD-34 Candidate and Cameron County DA Armando Villalobos Under Investigation for Racketeering
Cameron County deserves better than this!
In a press conference Monday morning, Armando Villalobos, Cameron County District Attorney and Democrat Candidate for Texas Congressional District 34, confirmed that he's under federal investigation regarding the Abel Limas corruption scandal. Abel Limas, a former Judge for the 404th State District, and nine others have been indicted in federal court for their roles in a cash for court favors scheme.
At this time, Villalobos maintains his innocence but cannot explain or refute the allegations.
Adela Garza, Republican Candidate for Texas CD-34, remarks: "Our officials and public servants have failed to represent us with
"The Texas Democratic Party is no longer the party of Texas," according to Texas State Rep. J.M. Lozano. "They are the party of San Francisco." These are comments from Texas' newest Republican state legislator during an interview with TexasGOPVote about the changing politics of South Texas.
During the past couple of years, South Texas has been moving more and more to the Republican party as its residents begin to understand the Democrat