EDITORIAL: General voting locations offer benefits, and risks

Virtually every election cycle brings complaints from voters who say they couldn’t cast their ballots because they went to the wrong polling site. In the...

EDITORIAL: Valley community colleges could build sports programs

Rio Grande Valley residents love sports; that’s evident whenever local high school teams clash. Mexican soccer teams frequently come to play exhibitions in the Valley, and...

EDITORIAL: Voter numbers irrelevant if many don’t cast ballots

Cameron County has more than 203,000 registered voters and Hidalgo County has some 370,000, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. Add in...

EDITORIAL: Basta: Enough with the animosity, Hispanics in America are deeply American

The violence has to stop. It won’t stop on its own; people have to act. It’s time to say: Basta! — enough! Saturday’s mass shooting in El...

EDITORIAL: Survey on census question justifiable despite removal

Cameron and Hidalgo counties have invested $100,000 to fund a survey asking county residents if they would be less inclined to fill out the...

EDITORIAL: Animal control centers right to seek regional cooperation

The Rio Grande Valley has one of the worst animal control problems in the country. It not only results in hundreds of euthanized animals...

EDITORIAL: Temporary courts can help reduce backlog of refugees

A new immigration tent facility is going up in the Rio Grande Valley. This one isn’t expected to house any migrants, however. Rather, the...

EDITORIAL: Historic designation provides chance to profit from the past

Sometimes keeping an eye on the past can help develop the future; some Rio Grande Valley cities could benefit from a little backward thinking....

EDITORIAL: Better systems needed to reduce flood damage

For the second year in a row, heavy rains left parts of the Valley underwater. Some residents were still dealing with damage from last...

EDITORIAL: Tension between police, public can put public’s safety at risk

Most people probably would hate to think of the lawlessness that could erupt if we didn’t have police keeping the peace. The looting that...