COMMENTARY: Urban Texas expansion is substantial

BY M. RAY PERRYMANTexas cities are dominating national expansion. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates of population growth between July 2016 and July...

EDITORIAL: Register to vote by Monday for primaries, RGV

Believe it or not, it’s political season again. And Texans have until Monday, Feb. 5, to register to vote in the March 6 Texas...

LETTERS: Debating the Second Amendment

Ever since the mid 1960s when the NRA changed it stance from being pro-gun control to being against it, and the AR-15 prototype was...

LETTERS: On Cruz’ July 4 McAllen visit; GOP healthcare plan and Edinburg parks

Cruz’ July 4 visitI am surprised and highly disappointed Sen. Ted Cruz was asked to participate in McAllen’s Fourth of July Parade. In my...

EDITORIAL: Government shutdowns no longer scare so many

We’re in the midst of another federal government shutdown, initiated after Congress sent President Trump a bill to fund government operations that didn’t include...

COMMENTARY: Why you should focus on independents

BY STUART ROTHENBERGCQ-ROLL CALLWASHINGTON — I don’t trust anyone who tells me they already know the makeup of the midterm electorate. We can’t possibly...

COMMENTARY: Remembering the price of freedom this Memorial Day

BY GEORGE P. BUSHAs we gather with family and friends on Memorial Day, we are mindful of the words of scripture: “Greater love has...

COMMENTARY: The return of Smoot-Hawley?

BY ROBERT J. SAMUELSONThe ghost of Smoot-Hawley seems to haunt President Trump. You will recall that Smoot-Hawley was the sweeping tariff legislation that Congress...

LETTERS: On taking a knee, Hidalgo County budget and aid for Puerto Rico

When to ‘take a knee’I’ll “Take A Knee,” for the reason stated in Wednesday’s political cartoon. Even if you replace Puerto Rico with Houston,...

COMMENTARY: ‘Origin Story’ is a marvelous explanation of the whole

BY MICHAEL GERSONI would not normally recommend a book on the history of the universe as beach reading. But David Christian’s “Origin Story” is...