Texas Border Business
As originally published in Texas Border Business newsprint edition May 2020.
In just a few weeks, we have lived and seen unbelievable things. Many are still wondering when this is going to end.
China’s coronavirus has unleashed a worldwide contagion better known as a pandemic. More than 200k countries are being affected.
We have seen almost everything as is being unfolded. With the help of the internet, we find out what is happening in different countries of the world. We have spent more than 40 days locked up in our homes to flatten the contagion curve, we have gone out into the street with masks to avoid contagion. We have kept withdrawn from each other for the same reason.
We started Phase One which allows more freedom. Now we await the announcement of the second phase by the government.
Everything seems to indicate that this hardship will soon end. Maybe we could return to a normal life, or close to it. Let’s see what happens. For now, I compilation of photos to remember and others that impacted our lives. Enjoy them!
Imagine going to your favorite coffee shop and encountering someone similar to a militia member armed with high caliber guns.
Remember going to the store in search of toilet paper and couldn’t find one single package? Well, now the Mexican lottery game attempted to add a photo to remember that time.
Here is a German newspaper clipping. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s president shaking and touching hands with everyone, while the world, more than 200 countries were fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The German paper dedicated more than half a page to criticize the Mexican president.
On our side, also, while fighting the pandemic and small businesses were waiting for the stimulus program help, Chuck Schumer Senate minority leader and Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, were also criticized by the New York Post. The reason, they were taking a long time to approve the stimulus package for small businesses, they had the whole country in fumes. The New York Post dedicated one full page asking them to “Get Out of The Way!”
After large entities and small businesses received the stimulus (not everyone received it). The Independent Restaurant Coalition initiated a petition to Congress. The Independent Restaurant Coalition is fighting to save local restaurants affected by COVID-19. They are asking Congress to take urgent new actions to ensure independent restaurants and workers can survive this crisis. Wherever you are, please support local restaurants.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson went through the grinder when he contracted coronavirus, he survived. Prime Minister Johnson and the Conservatives are now running their own deficit in response to the coronavirus crisis.
The investigation of General Michael T. Flynn, what a scandal. According to the National Review, the Obama administration detested Flynn and targeted him with trumped-up charges that are falling apart under scrutiny. Flynn is a retired Army lieutenant general, who made his mark on modern insurgent warfare by helping revolutionize the rapid dissemination of battlefield intelligence. He was promoted by President Obama to lead the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is also a headstrong man who got himself on Obama’s bad side by questioning counterterrorism strategy, particularly the administration’s weakness on Iran.
Just as the pandemic started, Roberto Gonzalez, Publisher of Texas Border Business and Mega Doctor News, met with Texas Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa at the local cleaners. Roberto and Juan have been friends for the last forty years. He is among the best Senators in the State of Texas and totally dedicated to his district and Texas.
A photo to remember. A U.S. president participating what it looks a parade on Main street McAllen, what an honor. Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he became a five-star general in the Army and served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe.
A Dallas salon owner who refused to close her shop despite multiple court orders was sentenced to a week in jail. A judge called Shelley Luther’s open defiance of social distancing orders “flagrant and intentional” and said she felt no “remorse or regret” for her actions.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter urging the Dallas judge to free Mrs. Luther that was sent to jail after she refused to apologize for keeping her hair salon open in violation of Gov. Greg Abbott’s order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Soon after, Abbott said he agreed with his attorney general on the matter. Later, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick vowed to pay her fines – $500 for each day the salon was open – and volunteered to go under house arrest on the condition she is freed.
Paxton, whose office said Shelly Luther was “unjustly jailed” in a release, told Dallas County State District Judge Eric Moyé that he had abused his discretion and emphasized that the woman was keeping her business open in order to feed her family. She won.
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