EDITORIAL: Government shouldn’t ban, nor mandate, labor unions

With Labor Day upon us on Monday, we note that labor unions have taken a higher profile in the news than in recent years,...

EDITORIAL: UTRGV filling market need with new hospitality program

The Rio Grande Valley’s location along an international border and a major shoreline makes it a huge tourist attraction; visitors, from weekend beachgoers to...

EDITORIAL: Much discussion, little action over Valley MPO merger idea

As the Rio Grande Valley grows, many people are calling for local officials to think regionally and combine their efforts for the greater good....

EDITORIAL: Show respect: Reports suggest border policy on asylum seekers is punitive

Two reports from The Associated Press suggest that U.S. policy toward migrants continues to be unnecessarily punitive. One specifically targets Spanish speakers, which is...

EDITORIAL: La Villa’s outrageous meal per diem rates

The raising of daily meal allowances for out of town travel, which La Villa aldermen gave themselves last week, amounts to nearly five times...

EDITORIAL: Let Election Day turnout match early vote numbers

Election Day is Tuesday. Early voting ended Friday, and registered voters who didn’t cast their ballots during that period are encouraged to plan now...

EDITORIAL: AMLO’s initial fiscal moves indicate welcome restraint

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador traditionally has aligned himself with leftist political parties and stances. But he ended 2018 with announcements that suggest...

EDITORIAL: Roma must clean up its city water testing table

While living amenities make communities desirable, the primary function of any municipality is to ensure the safety of its citizens. So we are concerned...

EDITORIAL: Yturria’s use of land created historic and ecological assets

Much of the land that is now called the Rio Grande Valley once carried the Yturria name. Much of the land between Starr County...

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...