Hurd on the Hill Columns

February 5, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Most folks aren’t accountants, myself included. And if you are not a CPA or a tax code expert, the idea of major tax reform can sound perplexing. Before the New Year, our tax code was four million words long – the same length as the Old and New testaments times five.

January 22, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

What do you call the facilitation of $2 million of goods and services across our borders every minute? In Texas, we call it NAFTA. 

January 8, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

No one wants to hear about another hack. As our society becomes more and more reliant on constantly emerging technologies from smart phones to smart cities, we have not been able to keep our digital information secure while harnessing these innovations.

December 18, 2017 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

In order to cut through the divisive political noise and be an effective Representative, my philosophy has been real simple: agree when you agree and disagree when you disagree.

November 27, 2017 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Imagine the following hypothetical scenario: you could buy either one of the first cell phone models (the one that could basically double as a brick) for one price or the latest smartphone for a cheaper price. Which would you buy?

November 6, 2017 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

As we approach another Veteran’s Day it is time for me once again to take over the Hurd on the Hill column. As a reintroduction, I am a ten-year army veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, the Director of Constituent Services for Congressman Hurd, and I manage  all military and VA issues, as well as jokingly serve as Will’s “stuntman”.

October 23, 2017 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to recognize the increasing importance of digital security and to share best practices for keeping our digital information safe.

October 9, 2017 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Since October is National Disability Awareness Month, it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the contributions made to the fabric of our society by our fellow Americans with disabilities. It’s important to highlight people like my constituent and Helotes neighbor Stefanie Cowley who through persistence and dogged tenacity has made life better for so many people.

September 25, 2017 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Each year, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 in order to reflect on the tremendous historical and cultural contributions that Hispanics have made in our communities. There is no place that this rich history is more evident than right here in the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.

September 11, 2017 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Hurricane Harvey left many fellow Texans with their lives in danger and homes destroyed. Two weeks after the unprecedented flooding, folks in many areas of the state still have multiple feet of water inside their living rooms. Schools are closed. Families are displaced. Businesses are only beginning to reopen their doors.