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SOUND ‘ROUND: Blue collar country from red state men

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEBRAD PAISLEY — LOVE AND WAR (ARISTA NASHVILLE)Of course he’s a cornball. That’s not the issue. It’s a matter of his...

SURFACE TREATMENT: West Texas inspirations dominate this exhibit of welded metal

BY NANCY MOYERJoe Barrington’s sculpture is informed by his West Texas heritage. His grandfather brought the first arc welder to the Throckmorton area, and...

TOP SHELF: ‘Invisible Man’ and the vital reality of the self

BY DAVID BOWLESIn 1945, author Ralph Ellison, disillusioned by the leadership of the American Communist Party and of the African-American community in general, began...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Four musical gems on YouTube

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis last week of May, we are going to take a look at four gems you can find on YouTube.>> Paul Simon...

Where are they now?: McAllen High’s McGowen making waves in spring after redshirt

BY TJ GARCIAMcALLEN — McAllen High running back Josh McGowen burst onto the Valley football scene in 2015 showing no mercy and taking no...

Rep. Canales lashes out after open-government bill killed in state Senate

BY PAUL COBLERAUSTIN — McAllen’s payment to Enrique Iglesias for a 2015 holiday performance may never become public information, and state Rep. Terry Canales...

MOVIE REVIEW: Mistakes, oversights and visceral carnage in new ‘Alien’ film

BY BROOKE CORSO“Alien: Covenant,” formerly “Alien: Paradise Lost,” is awash in religious images and text and symphonies of creation and debasement and destruction. It...

Steps you can take if suffering from Postpartum Depression

BY LESLEY FRENCH and SONJA GAINESFor many, having a baby is a happy and life-changing occasion. But about 10 to 15 percent of women...

Open government bills shot down in state legislature

BY PAUL COBLERAUSTIN — Texas open government advocates entered the legislative session with hopes for passing six bills that addressed government transparency, including one...

Trump budget prioritizes border wall

BY MARIA RECIOWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal 2018 restores his signature issue of building a wall on the southern border with...