EDITORIAL: Execution ban just first step in judging delusional inmates

Texas' House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would ban the execution of severely mentally ill inmates. We trust the Senate will support the bill...

EDITORIAL: Trains become problematic while their future uncertain in RGV

The railroad built this country. Indeed, many U.S. cities purposely grew right on the rail lines that connected them to the rest of the...

EDITORIAL: TxDOT announces focus on border infrastructure

Even before the Rio Grande Valley’s three transportation authorities agreed to merge into one regional body, things were looking up for Valley infrastructure. The Texas...

EDITORIAL: Health care in Valley continues to improve

Ten years ago — in April 2009 — New Yorker magazine published an article that proclaimed health care in the Rio Grande Valley to...

EDITORIAL: Local elections decide fate of bread-and-butter issues

Voters across the Rio Grande Valley will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in various municipal and school board elections. We hope...

EDITORIAL: Valley officials join forces to address regional projects

After years of debate, the Rio Grande Valley’s three metropolitan planning organizations have agreed to merge. It marks a commitment to regional planning that...

EDITORIAL: Corruption charges add to Valley’s bad reputation

Thursday’s arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, his wife Dalia and others on charges of voter fraud are only the latest in a long,...

EDITORIAL: Threat of military action bad for relationship with Mexico

The United States and Mexico have long enjoyed a cordial relationship that has benefited both through billions of dollars in cross-border trade and diplomatic support...

EDITORIAL: Disease outbreaks highlight importance of vaccinations

The recent surge in reported mumps cases in Hidalgo County coincides with two nationwide trends. The first is the alarming increase of communicable diseases that...

EDITORIAL: Americans should get access to valid foreign drug markets

One of the few issues that cross party lines is the concern over U.S. health care costs, including the high price of prescription medication....