COMMENTARY: Medicare steps up its fight against diabetes

BY BOB MOOSDiabetes affects as many as one in four older adults with Medicare. It costs hundreds of billions of dollars to treat and...

EDITORIAL: Single-party voting affects ballots cast for individuals

The Rio Grande Valley might be the largest region in Texas that is a true bastion for the Democratic Party. Longtime residents might remember...

LETTERS: Can’t stand with Trump on this one

Can't stand with Trump on this onePeople born from non-American parents are granted citizenship because they were born on U.S. soil. This is known...

EDITORIAL: More attention needed to stop growing frequency of suicides

It’s a problem of epidemic proportions, but one that few people want to talk about. People rarely want to talk about it when it...

EDITORIAL: Waiting to open new courts seems most practical option

In its most recent session, the Texas Legislature approved the creation of two new courts at law for Hidalgo County. County officials have decided...

COMMENTARY: A Thanksgiving leftover

Thanksgiving is celebration of our blessings and our bounties, but also a celebration of courage and of the struggles and tribulations that helped to...

COMMENTARY: The case to fund law enforcement presence at all schools

BY STATE REP. LYLE LARSONAt 11:19 a.m. on April 20, 1999, a shot was fired at Columbine High School in Colorado. The last shot...

LETTERS: Compromise on immigrants; Don’t blame the utensils; Federal debt rose in Obama’s term

Compromise on immigrants A humanitarian crisis emerged due to a tremendous increase of undocumented immigrants arriving to the southwest border, causing the reassignment of Customs and...

COMMENTARY: OK, Democrats, don’t flunk your first test

COMMENTARY | Albert R. HuntNow we know that Democrats really did ride a blue wave on Nov. 6 to take control of the House...

LETTERS: On feeding the poor and distracted driving

Feeding the poorFood assistance for communities of color is necessary. The poverty rate in 2016 for African-Americans, Hispanics, and native populations was two to...