COMMENTARY: Are chickens smarter than your average human?

BY HEATHER MOOREAre you concerned about animal welfare? Do you believe that cage-free eggs and free-range chicken are humane options? Then you’ll be interested...

COMMENTARY: Summer jobs scarce this year

BY JORDAN BRUNEAUFor young job seekers this summer there is not much to celebrate.American retailers, which have traditionally staffed up in summers, are closing...

LETTERS: On Paris Accord fallout

Paris Accord falloutSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was wrong in supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate...

COMMENTARY: Tension, conflict during 85th Texas Legislature

BY STATE SEN. JUAN 'CHUY' HINOJOSAWith 140 days behind us, I reflect on a difficult 85th Texas Legislature that ended with tension and conflict....

COMMENTARY: Texas Legislature strives to help children, fix ‘broken system’

BY STATE REP. R.D. 'BOBBY' GUERRAThis past legislative session, I worked hard to pass HB 2537, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg...

LETTERS: On DC shooting and DC antics

Democrats, not guns are problemFederal background checks do help to identify known criminals and prevent them from legally purchasing firearms. But background checks do...

COMMENTARY: ‘Russiagate’ obscuring everything including gun bills

BY JOHN L. MICEKOn Wednesday morning, Washington, D.C., rightly fretted over the fate of a Republican congressman and four others felled by a gunman’s...

LETTERS: On Edinburg’s Cenizo Park and dangerous intersection and ethical behaviors

Protecting Cenizo Park in EdinburgOn June 6, the City of Edinburg designated and appropriated Parkland Dedication funds of $1 million for the Memorial/Eisenhower Park...

EDITORIAL: Pay owed McAllen parking fines before collection agency takes over

With a depressed peso, fewer shoppers from Mexico and decreased sales tax revenue reported by the City of McAllen, city officials are wise to...

COMMENTARY: Flag Day in the Trump era

BY LESLIE HAHNERToday is Flag Day, which unfortunately is a rather lackluster holiday.Many Americans don’t even know it exists. Yet the history of Flag...