COMMENTARY: Hispanics will decide election

By Jason Villalba My mother was born in a small village in Mexico and became a citizen of the United States only after toiling for...

COMMENTARY: Fallen war hero comforts mother from the hereafter

BY JOEL FREEDMAN Sgt. Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez, nicknamed Freddy, born May 23, 1946, was born and raised in Edinburg. He enlisted in the Marine Corps...

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...

Betting my life on return to sports

I love living life to its fullest. However, I have Type 2 Diabetes. I fight congestive heart failure. I’m overweight, and I’m 54 years old....

COMMENTARY: Coronavirus and smoking

As we know, our communities are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our job to keep each other safe by following all...

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez: USMCA is an incomplete deal

As we begin a new decade, I was struck by the recent news of an American family that was returning to the United States...

COMMENTARY: Support state amendment creating flood infrastructure

In recent years, the Rio Grande Valley has seen flooding that has caused widespread devastation to homes, businesses, public property and infrastructure. It was estimated...

COMMENTARY: Sen. Juan ‘Chuy’ Hinojosa: Honoring the legacy of Dr. Hector Garcia

Today, we honor and remember Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a true American hero who fiercely advocated for the rights of all Americans, but especially...

COMMENTARY: Gov. Greg Abbott on the State of state: Never stronger

Because of hardworking Texans in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond, Texas leads the nation in job creation. We have the fastest- growing economy in...