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...

LETTERS: On SB 4 and Hidalgo County former officials

Fight these state laws insteadThere are several organizations that have filed lawsuits against the newSB 4 law (the anti-sanctuary cities law that takes effect...

COMMENTARY: An RGV people of faith showing faith in the people

BY RABBI J. CLAUDIO KOGANOne of the ongoing phenomena that our Rio Grande Valley has experienced in the past several years is the migration...

LETTERS: On Paris Accord withdrawal, McAllen commissioner’s help and working hard

Withdrawal of Paris Accord ‘misstep’As a designer and future architect, one of my key goals is designing sustainable buildings for current and future generations...

COMMENTARY: ‘Justicia’ for the killing of Mexican journalists

BY ANTONIO GARZACecilio Pineda Brito was lying in a hammock when they shot and killed him. Miroslava Breach Velducea was taking her 14-year old...