COMMENTARY: Labor Day’s violent history

Labor Day during the COVID-19 pandemic looks quite different this time around than in years past. In an ironic way, this year’s holiday underlines...

COMMENTARY: How does one explain the feeling and sensation of war?

Have you ever been lost in a dream, wandering endlessly through the corridors of time, glimpsing at images in mirrors of unremembered faces and...

COMMENTARY: Overwhelmed, underfunded shelter changed course, realized its dream

Going through some old shelter papers recently, I ran across a piece of yellowed stationery from the 1980s, way back when Palm Valley Animal...

COMMENTARY: A Faustian bargain

The United States has 4% of the world’s population. We have 25% of the worlds COVID-19 infections. We have averaged more than 1,000 deaths every...

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...

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...

COMMENTARY: Education in the COVID era

Education, as we have always known it, is being reshaped by COVID-19, a mutated Goldilocks virus that has found a near-perfect combination of asymptomatic...

COMMENTARY: America deserves better

I used to listen to our national anthem in awe and respect. Each word a covenant of hope, faith and optimism. I used to feel...

COMMENTARY: Lessons from suing police

During my 45-year career as a civil rights attorney, I sued hundreds of police, sheriff deputies and other officers around Texas, as well as...