COMMENTARY: It’s National Cancer Prevention Month

As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, I want to share the following information as...

LETTERS: Migrant workers are mistreated; Iran weak

Migrant workers are mistreated Many citizens are being affected because of the fault of many factories and workplaces. These factories and workplaces just focus on...

EDITORIAL: Closure

John Feit is dead, and his fate is now in the hands of his maker. His case will now join thousands that are sent...

LETTERS: Immigrants need better treatment; Little time left to save planet

Immigrants need better treatment An issue that has been faced locally in the Rio Grande Valley is the mistreatment of immigrants in local migrant detention...

2019 RGV Citizens of the Year: Valley MPO officials

Many cities and towns comprise the Rio Grande Valley, yet it generally is regarded as a single entity, with common characteristics, goals and problems. Its residents can be seen as one big family. Like any family, the relationships among the member cities and counties are complicated. Despite their commonality they sometimes come at odds, competing for key businesses and other features that can boost the economy not only of the Valley as a whole, but also of the host city. Clashes over the placement of institutions such as the medical school or funding allocations have even raised consternation from state officials who said no allocations would be considered until local officials stopped bickering and presented a single regional request. Sometimes, however, sensible, regional thinking develops on its own, and that happened in a big way when the Valley’s three metropolitan planning organizations, which plan transportation projects for the areas they cover, agreed to merge into one regional body. Read the full story at themonitor.com

LETTERS: Tipping a custom; Compliments aren’t relayed

Tipping a custom For full-service restaurants with wait staff, it is the established norm (and in some locations/situations mandatory practice) in the U.S. to add...

EDITORIAL: Off target

Donald Trump won favor during his 2016 presidential campaign for his promise to reduce federal spending and completely eliminate our national debt within eight...

LETTERS: Immigration management; Chasing a dream

Immigration management There are abundant social issues occurring in society today; however, one of the major issues is immigration. Since there is a profuse amount...

EDITORIAL: Big boost

America’s most prominent medical schools — the Mayo Clinic, Harvard and Johns Hopkins, for example — are known for more than producing some of...

EDITORIAL: Time to talk

In his zeal to change or scrap our international treaties, President Trump has ignored the one treaty that perhaps most needs to be revisited. Mexican...