LETTERS: Better COVID testing needed; Universal tests needed; Causes of unrest

Better COVID testing needed I spoke with a good friend who is a pediatrician in Brownsville. He says it is a constant battle to get...

LETTERS: County judge draws thanks; Warming not recent; Party unfit

County judge draws thanks As citizens of Hidalgo County and having known our County Judge, Richard F. Cortez for many years, we would like to...

COMMENTARY: United against the pandemic

Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley to see in person the impacts of both Hurricane Hanna and the coronavirus. One...

EDITORIAL: No delay

President Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of postponing the November election — the election that will decide if he gets another four-year term. We...

LETTERS: Trump backers draw criticism; Restrict content; President criticized; Owing nothing

Trump backers draw criticism I could pen much about your published opinions about Donald Trump’s report card as U.S. president. In short, assessments of his...

LETTERS: Don’t rely on officials; Racism seen in response; Open schools in Mission; Clinton...

Don’t rely on officials It seems like our leaders have failed us. Lately there’s been a lot of talk about how governments tend to fail,...

COMMENTARY: Defending the indefensible

I was flabbergasted by a letter to the editor that appeared on July 17 titled “Trump defended by Auston B. Cron, that asserted that...

COMMENTARY: The agony of July

All of us have lost loved ones. And many of us have had to seek the help of emergency medical personnel at times of...

LETTERS: Support officials; Don’t blame the governor; Discrepancies noted in article; We know Trump;...

Support officials There are excellent decisions being made concerning COVID-19 at the county, city and ISD levels here in the Valley; not so much at...

EDITORIAL: Who counts

President Trump last week ordered the director of the U.S. Census Bureau to subtract undocumented immigrants from the 2020 enumeration. Doing so would significantly affect the...