Hurd on the Hill Columns

November 18, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Since November is the Month of the Military Family, I asked my San Antonio District Representative Don Vasser to share his experiences as a member of a military family for this week’s Hurd on the Hill column. I hope you enjoy his story. – Will

November 4, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

As our world becomes more interconnected it is important to take step back and recognize good cyber practices and come together to make sure we are prepared for future challenges.

October 14, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

The month of October brings with it many recognizable trends: the early signs of fall, stores filled with Halloween décor, pumpkin patches and pink ribbons – the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness.

September 30, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15th to October 15th to honor the many Latino Americans who have shaped our nation’s history and culture and continue to do so each day. The United States of America is stronger because of the past, present and future contributions that Latinos have made across our communities, and there is no better example  than here in Texas.

August 23, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Almost every American has a family member or knows someone who has served in our Armed Forces. However, fewer of us know someone who gave their life to protect the very freedoms we enjoy today.

July 23, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

There’s no question that our South and West Texas communities are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. When crisscrossing the 23rd District of Texas I consistently hear that folks I represent are concerned about the influx of migrants and subsequent releases by the Customs and Border Protection.

July 1, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Each year as July 4th approaches it is so easy to get caught up in the fireworks, barbecues and parades around us. There’s no shame in doing so – as a nation we have a lot to celebrate as we reflect on the founding of our great nation 243 years ago.

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June 10, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Our South and West Texas communities are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. When crisscrossing the 23rd District of Texas, I consistently hear that folks I represent are concerned about the influx of migrants and subsequent releases by the Customs and Border Protection.

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May 21, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Access to medical care and affordable prescriptions is a real problem for many in the 23rd District of Texas. I hear story after story about seniors having trouble getting an appointment with their doctor and families having to make tough decisions to afford the medicine they need. My dad is 84 years old and has diabetes, this issue hits close to home for me.

May 7, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Sirens blaring loudly in the distance. Bright streaks of light in the sky. Deadly explosions seconds later. This is not a scene from a war movie. These are the sights and sounds in Israel today in 2019. On the weekend of May 4th, Hamas and other terrorist groups fired more than 600 rockets into Israel from the Gaza strip. Their aim is to kill innocent civilians and sow chaos.

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