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...

LETTERS: On ‘fast food babysitting,’ transparent government and new cartoon

Fast food babysittingSince last summer some friends and I have noticed that some adults, hopefully parents, were dropping off children at local fast food...

EDITORIAL: Calling Texas special session is ‘assault’ on local governance

We commend the blunt candor of the mayors of McAllen and Mission, who last week were reacting to the subjects that Gov. Greg Abbott...

COMMENTARY: Transparency laws failed in Texas during 85th Legislature

BY STATE SEN. KIRK WATSON AND STATE REP. RODD HUNTERSFive of the most frightening words to hear from elected officials from all levels of...

LETTERS: On ACA and letter rebuttal

America’s health careThe very existence of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is deplorable because it was rushed together as essentially a piece of...