Tribpedia: Antonio "Tony" Garza

Antonio Garza serves as Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP, one of the world's leading global law firms with 38 offices in 26 countries. Additionally, Amb. Garza is Chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultancy with a focus on cross-border business development.

Drawing on decades of high-profile, political, legal, and business experience, Garza serves ...

Video: The Future of Energy

On 4/24, I talked about the future of energy policy in Texas with Bruce Bullock, director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU's Cox School of Business; state Rep. Drew Darby, R-San Angelo, chairman of the House Energy Resources Committee; former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio Garza; and state Rep. Morgan Meyer, R-Dallas, a member of the House Energy Resources Committee. 

Antonio Garza, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and former Texas railroad commissioner, during a TribLive event on April 18, 2013.
Antonio Garza, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and former Texas railroad commissioner, during a TribLive event on April 18, 2013.

TribLive: A Conversation with Tony Garza

Garza served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. He had previously served as chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, as the Texas secretary of state and as a Cameron County judge. A South Texas native, he currently serves as counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP and as chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultancy.

This event was recorded before a live audience in Austin on April 18, 2013. Our TribLive events feature discussions with our honored guests followed by questions from the audience. For more information on Tribune events, please visit http://www.texastribune.org/events/.

TribLive: Garza on Mexico

At Thursday's TribLive conversation, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza assessed the still-nascent presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto and discussed lingering concerns over safety south of the border.

National pride was in abundance at the Mexican independence day festival at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas. The holiday celebrates Mexico's war of independence from Spain in 1810.
National pride was in abundance at the Mexican independence day festival at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas. The holiday celebrates Mexico's war of independence from Spain in 1810.

Garza: Pascual Made the "Right Decision"

The former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, South Texas native Antonio Garza, said he thinks his successor’s resignation this weekend was the right move if he felt he was no longer up to task. 

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the House chamber of the Texas Capitol
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the House chamber of the Texas Capitol

Cornyn: U.S. Policy in Mexico Not Working [Updated]

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said it was time for the White House to re-think its policy concerning Mexico after the shooting death of a U.S. immigration agent Tuesday. “My hope is that the president would tell us what his plan is, because what’s happening now does not seem to be working,” he said.

Landing or Launching?

There are lily pads and launch pads in Texas government, and the Railroad Commission is a launch pad. Being a railroad commissioner is less an end than a means — a way to propel yourself into a better, higher-profile and more powerful job. Which is why a serious reform effort is afoot.