LETTER: A sick system

With insurance your prescription is $10; without it, $210. That’s sick. In fact, the entire healthcare system is sick. It suffers from inexcusable inequities....

LETTERS: Juneteenth forgotten; Equalize education; Pay attention on local roads

Juneteenth forgotten Texas history has long forgotten Juneteenth (Emancipation Day or Freedom Day). On June 19, 1865, Union Gen. Gordon Granger, standing on the balcony of...

LETTERS: Pollution problems

Pollution problems Within the past decade, pollution has become a more significant problem all around the world. Pollution affects us humans in many different ways,...

EDITORIAL: Government offices should work to consolidate

Technological advances are enabling people to conduct more of their business online, reducing their need to go to the store, to the library for...

EDITORIAL: Integrity of Brownsville diocese in question; contrition asked of church leaders

There is no delicate way to say this about an institution that so many believe in so fervently, and put their faith in daily....

EDITORIAL: Honor nation’s veterans by using troops wisely

Someday, many U.S. veterans — perhaps 15,000 or more — will be able to tell their grandchildren about the time they were sent to...

EDITORIAL: A better border: Despite threat of closing ports, law promises better efficiency

With his first term halfway over, President Trump has built a reputation as someone who is willing to stop progress if he doesn’t get...

EDITORIAL: Closing doors: Administration shuts offices that aid in legal immigration

Donald Trump has waged a war against illegal immigration since before he was elected president. More recently he has tried to keep out refugees,...

EDITORIAL: Allow visa requests in native countries

The United States has comfortably absorbed waves of immigrants throughout its existence. Most of those new Americans are now valued contributing members of their...

EDITORIAL: Keeping tabs

After years of delays and court challenges, the city of McAllen on Tuesday finally released information on how much of taxpayers’ money it paid...