LETTERS: Hold officials accountable; County taxes raise questions; Sham nation; Impeachment wasted time

Hold officials accountable We Americans proudly declare our firm belief in our democracy. What good is that if we have partisan politicians seeking to enhance...

EDITORIAL: Finding forces

The establishment of a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley would have been auspicious at any time, but the current global health scare...

COMMENTARY: The importance of free press and transparency in government

Every year the American press celebrates Sunshine Week, which is a time to not only inform the public but also stress the importance of...

EDITORIAL: Accuracy

With freedom comes responsibility. Nowhere is that more evident than in our freedom to publish information and to choose where we get our information....

LETTERS: Somewhere in our time; Take this nation back

Somewhere in our time Somewhere in time — somewhere between the first breath of our life and the last gasp of our being — we...

EDITORIAL: Going private

Every day more entities announce precautions against the coronavirus. Schools at all levels have canceled or postponed sporting events and other school-sponsored travel. Some have extended...

COMMENTARY: Public Health Committee examines coronavirus in Texas

As a member of the Texas House of Representatives Public Health Committee, I traveled to Austin this past Tuesday to attend an emergency hearing...

LETTERS: Selective ‘process’; President supported

Selective ‘process’ Republicans adored “process” during Trump’s impeachment hearings and the debate before the House vote. They claimed the process was unfair. Ex-Secretary of State Rex...

COMMENTARY: Census: Our moral obligation

Today marks a new era in the evolution of our country’s process of governance. Although the census has been part of the American fabric...

COMMENTARY: Let’s make Texas count

Like most districts in Texas, the 15th District of Texas is unique. Our district’s strange shape is long, narrow and stretches nearly 8,000 square...