EDITORIAL: Allow visa requests in native countries

The United States has comfortably absorbed waves of immigrants throughout its existence. Most of those new Americans are now valued contributing members of their...

EDITORIAL: Legislation arms teachers, adds mental health services

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed several bills addressing the recent rise in school shootings. While much of the attention on this legislation has...

LETTERS: Health care plan needed; Shame on our bishops; Constructive Spring Break; Late abortions not believed

Health care plan needed Recently after President Trump voiced prematurely that he had been completely exonerated following the vague Mueller report, he again got on his...

LETTER: Strengthen car insurance laws

On the evening of Feb. 19, I experienced a traumatic car accident. I say traumatic because I think all car accidents are, and more...

EDITORIAL: Many laws basically useless when they’re not enforced

It took a visiting judge to call out local officials for failing to be accountable to their constituents. Judge Robert Pate last week ordered Brownsville’s...

EDITORIAL: Government should respect sacred sites along wall route

Rio Grande Valley landowners won a partial victory Monday when the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection said it would not disturb the...

LETTERS: Washington is going nuts; Don’t weaken drug patents

Washington is going nuts Washington is going nuts under the leadership of Donald Trump! These people are spending money like drunken sailors — and I was one, so...

EDITORIAL: Expect rising US tariffs to disrupt our daily lives

President Trump on Thursday announced that he will impose another 10% in tariffs on all imports from Mexico, and they will increase incrementally to...

EDITORIAL: Congratulations graduates … there’s still much to learn

It’s a time of pomp and circumstance in the Rio Grande Valley and across the country, as high school and college graduates don their...

EDITORIAL: With hurricane season nearing, take precautions, not chances

Storm systems are wreaking havoc across much of the eastern United States. Over the past couple of weeks, hundreds of tornadoes have torn through...