South Texas Politics
July 13th, 2020
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems throughout the Rio Grande Valley have expertly prepared to adapt and respond to South Texans’ needs. Unfortunately, with recent surges in COVID-19 cases over the past...
March 2nd, 2020
Starr County, Texas, including the cities of Rio Grande City and Roma in south Texas along the Texas/Mexico border, is refusing to allow Republicans to vote at polling places, and even trying to give them a Democrat Ballot...
September 5th, 2019
San Antonio native and 20-year Navy veteran Tony Gonzales recently announced he will seek Texas Congressional District 23’s seat in the US House of Representatives during the 2020 elections.
February 25th, 2019
From the shores of Tripoli, to the beaches of Normandy, to the mountains of Afghanistan, the brave men and women of our Armed Forces have made countless sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
January 22nd, 2019
Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are...
October 29th, 2018
This past summer, Cameron and Hidalgo Counties experienced devastating flooding which displaced many Texans from their homes and businesses. I joined Senator John Cornyn, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, Rep. Henry Cuellar, and Rep....
March 19th, 2018
Last Monday, Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment, which I chair, held a field hearing titled, "The Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: Impacts on the U.S. Virgin Islands."
November 27th, 2017
Last week, the House and Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains several wins for the 27th Congressional District of Texas. Two of the biggest are:
September 21st, 2017
Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project.
March 26th, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded seven grants to health centers in the 23rd congressional district to continue combating the current pandemic. The funds awarded to the community health facilities...
November 26th, 2019
Sheriff O’Connor is well-prepared for this leadership role after serving the residents of Victoria County for years in law enforcement. I thank my colleagues in the Senate for supporting his confirmation, and I applaud...
May 28th, 2019
Retired Lt Colonel Raul Reyes Jr hosted a Meet and Greet on May 17, 2019 in Castroville, Texas at the Alsatian Golf Pro Shop to announce his candidacy for Texas Congressional District 23. He will be challenging incumbent...
January 30th, 2019
I have always said that my philosophy is simple: the only way we can get big things done in Congress is by working together. That is why over the last four years as your Representative I have been able to get 14 pieces of...
January 17th, 2019
"For people from the immediate area around Brownsville and the border region," he said, "to see front-end technology in our backyard is really exciting."
March 27th, 2018
The new Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic is now open and functioning. The re-opening comes about seven months after Hurricane Harvey damaged the original clinic. The water damage caused by the hurricane resulted in the...
February 16th, 2018
One of the greatest rewards in this job is seeing projects through to completion and cutting the red tape that often places road blocks in the way of progress.
October 31st, 2017
In the last few years, the Port of Corpus Christi has become a leading export port, especially since December 2015, when Congress lifted the 40-year crude oil export ban. Oil and other energy related products shipping from...
August 15th, 2017
Last week, I visited some Texas-27 small businesses including Venom Outdoor and Oscar’s Pest and Termite Control.
August 9th, 2017
A woman in South Texas faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking a 9-year-old girl.