COMMENTARY: Positive changes at Palm Valley Animal Center

BY KEELY LEWISThe future for the homeless companion animals of Hidalgo County has never looked brighter. The large influx coming through the gates at...

COMMENTARY: Brexit limbo: Complex economic linkages don’t vanish overnight

The recent Parliamentary vote on a proposed Brexit deal resulted in a decisive “no” to Prime Minister Theresa May’s path for the United Kingdom...

COMMENTARY: Seeking equality in relief funding

As part of the greater response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed the CARES Act, which provided the state of Texas with $11.2 billion...

COMMENTARY: The symbiotic U.S./Mexico border region relationship

BY DR. M. RAY PERRYMANWhile rich in economic diversity, the vast border region between the United States and Mexico has much in common. Geographic...

COMMENTARY: The Kitten Season: It’s not a good thing

Kitten season sounds like a good thing. Kittens are irresistibly cute, and the more the merrier, right? But in shelters all across the country,...

COMMENTARY: Cassini and the mind of man

BY LOUISE BUTLERI might have been looking at the eye of Hurricane Harvey, but no, I was looking at the surface of Saturn. The...

COMMENTARY: The importance of free press and transparency in government

Every year the American press celebrates Sunshine Week, which is a time to not only inform the public but also stress the importance of...

COMMENTARY: Investing in South Texas health pays off

BY STATE SEN. JUAN 'CHUY' HINOJOSAI have long fought for more healthcare resources in South Texas, including the creation of the University of Texas...

COMMENTARY: Tax cuts one year later

In 2018, provisions of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act went into effect. The act simplified some aspects of the federal tax code...

COMMENTARY: Memorial Day has become a day of personal recollection

Memorial Day is our day to honor and mourn our soldiers — ordinary men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, laying down their...