EDITORIAL: Mexican-American studies curriculum needed in Texas

Despite an obvious need for a statewide curriculum on Mexican-American studies, Texas education officials have, for years, yet to agree or endorse a statewide...

LETTERS: Obamacare fallout and HCRMA appointment and Nassar sentencing

Obamacare falloutMy wife, who gets a modest pension from the Texas Teacher Retirement System, just received a letter stating that her health insurance will...

EDITORIAL: The true definition of ‘chain migration’

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., this week have debated over yet another stop-gap funding measure to keep the government running (or not,) once again...

LETTERS: On ‘annexing Mexico’ and Irene Garza’s justice

Just ‘annex Mexico’To solve immigraiton problems, America needs to annex Mexico. Sergio Sanchez, on radio AM 710, is always saying how Mexicans want to...

EDITORIAL: Touting that McAllen is ‘safe and sound’

The overarching theme of Tuesday’s McAllen State of the City Address appeared to be to send a message to Washington (and the rest of...

LETTERS: On Trump’s speeches, helping seniors, ‘jackass’ pullquote and watching pets

Compromise DemocratsDid you hear the same State of the Union Address that I did, Raoul Villarreal? You’re right that the Democrats could show their...

COMMENTARY: Make a lifetime commitment to cancer prevention

BY LORENA SAENZ GONZALEZIf you’re like many Americans, you’re already neglecting your New Year’s resolutions. But consider the big picture: Lifestyle changes — like...

EDITORIAL: Regionalize the RGV

If all four area county judges had attended what was billed as the Rio Grande Valley’s first-ever State of the Valley luncheon address on...

LETTERS: On Hidalgo Co. drainage district case, Clinton’s 1995 SOTU and pro-life assembly

Drainage District caseUnbelievable! It appears that visiting Judge Martin Chiuminatt has exonerated Godfrey Garza, Hidalgo County Drainage District’s former general manager, from responsibility for...

COMMENTARY: Remembering Freddy Gonzalez 50 years after his death in Vietnam saving others

JOHN W. FLORES | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Below are excerpts on U.S. Marine Sgt. Alfredo “Freddy” Gonzalez, of Edinburg, who is remembered in two biographies that...