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...

EDITORIAL: It’s time for local MPOs to draft merger bylaws

The list of Rio Grande Valley entities that favor forming a joint transportation authority is growing, and gained two major names last week when...

EDITORIAL: Bill would hold charter schools to open government standards

In order to encourage innovation and experimentation that could improve education methods, charter schools are exempted from many of the restrictions that apply to...

EDITORIAL: Educational options continue expanding for Texas students

This week is National School Choice Week, highlighting a topic that inspires plenty of heated debate. For many people it is a political issue. Many...

EDITORIAL: A better border: Despite threat of closing ports, law promises better efficiency

With his first term halfway over, President Trump has built a reputation as someone who is willing to stop progress if he doesn’t get...