COMMENTARY: Don’t raise Texas’ teen smoking age to 21

BY BRIAN FOJTIKIn what has become somewhat of a Texas tradition, the state Legislature is once again considering a proposal to raise the smoking...

EDITORIAL: Last chance to vote early is today Hidalgo County

We’ll admit it: This election cycle has been exhausting. And we think many in our Hidalgo County communities probably feel the same way.The good...

LETTERS: On McAllen mayoral race, Hidalgo County elections administrator and Sharyland ICD

Reelect Jim Darling as McAllen’s mayorAs I write this letter to the editor, I would like to disclose that I am Jim Darling’s campaign...

Political letter deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The deadline for submitting a Letter to the Editor relating to the May 6 election is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.To submit a...

LETTERS: On McAllen mayoral, Sharyland ISD and Pharr elections

Mayoral candidates for May 6 McAllen electionI am so tired of the biased media and the obvious partiality of one candidate over another. Why...

Standing up for democratic institutions

Last month, a U.S. Magistrate Judge revealed that the immigration raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Central Texas in February may have been...

Texas Legislature: Safeguard immigrant rights this session

As Texas’ 85th Legislature gets underway, there is no scarcity of proposed legislation aimed at immigrants and their families. Coupled with the rhetoric of the presidential campaign, and the uncertainty surrounding...

A constitutional right to meaningful counsel

During its next term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case of Lee v. U.S. Mr. Lee is a legal permanent resident who,...