EDITORIAL: Drainage bonds approved; county should honor trust

Hidalgo County voters are to be applauded for investing in their future safety. By a 2-to-1 margin, they approved a $190 million bond proposal...

EDITORIAL: Environmental waiver concerns need to be decided by judiciary

As the Trump Administration continues to push for a border wall, which would bisect the Rio Grande Valley, several environmental concerns have been raised...

EDITORIAL: Being good public stewards; Hidalgo Co Commissioners approve $200M budget and 1-cent tax...

Throughout the Rio Grande Valley, and state, municipalities this week are voting on fiscal 2018 budgets, which Texas law requires must be passed by...

EDITORIAL: Uniform pay system needed in Hidalgo County, still

Once again, Hidalgo County Commissioners earlier this week had the opportunity to finally implement a uniform “Step and Grade” pay plan for all county...

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: Legislators should reinstate oversight of day care centers

Most parents probably feel some trepidation when they first decide to place their children in day care centers. Some have their own experience or...

EDITORIAL: SBOE should call it what it is: Mexican-American studies

The State Board of Education today is expected to give final approval to a statewide Mexican-American studies curriculum, however they aren’t calling it that.Instead,...

EDITORIAL: The legacy of Speaker Joe Straus

A seismic political shock wave rolled across Texas last week that relatively few constituents across the state will understand: The surprise announcement by the...

EDITORIAL: Hidalgo Co. Commissioners should serve the public

There’s no excuse why Hidalgo County Commissioners today won’t reconsider the appointment of Precinct 1 Commissioner David Fuentes’ uncle to the powerful Hidalgo County...

EDITORIAL: Weslaco citizens are reminding city officials how basic services determine livability

Many Rio Grande Valley residents continue to deal with the aftermath of the late June floods that affected many parts of the region. County,...