EDITORIAL: Welcome aid: Changes in tax law could make volunteer help a better option

Recent news reports are filled with complaints by taxpayers who found their tax burden this year is worse than they expected. In some cases...

EDITORIAL: Giving shelter: Center needs new location to continue aiding refugees

Writer Pearl S. Buck famously said that the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. Countless people...

EDITORIAL: Trump stump: Campaign rally offers little new besides some entertaining lines

“Is there any place that’s more fun to be than a Trump rally?” The president himself made that observation during Tuesday night’s rally in El...

EDITORIAL: Needed protection: Legislature takes important steps to defend Texans’ property rights

Our Founding Fathers had a special appreciation for property rights; in fact, the Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments to our Constitution include protections for...

EDITORIAL: Participate: Filling out census important, despite citizenship question

The decennial national census is less than a year away. As the debate continues over the Trump administration’s wish to include a question about...

EDITORIAL: A better idea: New tick control plan promises more humane, effective option

Rio Grande Valley residents generally appreciate this special place in the world, where residents can see everything from migrating birds and butterflies to unique...

EDITORIAL: Set example: President Trump’s call for unity must accompany effort from him

As predicted, President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was a call for unity. It’s a welcome goal, one we is desperately...

EDITORIAL: Watch closer — Note topics of Trump’s speech that don’t address border wall

Donald Trump is scheduled to give the president’s annual State of the Union address tonight, a week after it was initially scheduled. The speech...

EDITORIAL: On the outs — Registry purge has begun; voters should check status

The Texas Secretary of State’s Office is in the midst of purging voter registration records, ostensibly to clear the files from records of people...

EDITORIAL: Ensure quality — Bill aims for more openness in hiring of university officials

A college education is expensive no matter what school a student attends, but tuitions vary greatly, primarily based on the prestige and reputation certain...