COMMENTARY: Downturn in tourists hurting McAllen’s economy — How citizens can help

BY NANCY S. MILLARTourism has been taking a licking lately in Texas, in the Valley, and in McAllen.Visitors bring in billions of dollars to...

COMMENTARY: Transparency in government leads to real news for all

BY KELLEY SHANNONWhether depending on our government for storm recovery, good schools, police protection or other important services, openness and access to information are...

COMMENTARY: Celebrate the Right to Work

BY MARK MIXCongratulations and happy Labor Day! If you are reading this, chances are you are one of the millions of Americans living in...

COMMENTARY: This Labor Day celebrate hard work

BY JOHN DOGGETTIn 1882, Peter McGuire, a labor union leader, proposed the creation of a “Labor Day” holiday to celebrate and honor the American...

COMMENTARY: ‘Union America’ is not a Utopia for US workers

BY RICHARD BERMANWe shouldn’t lose sight of Labor day’s deeper meaning. Labor Day celebrates employees’ “freedom of association,” our right to choose the workplace...

COMMENTARY: Honoring US labor movement

BY JAMES C. HARRINGTONToo often, we Americans see Labor Day as the end-of-the-summer finale and forget its origins. We have that unfortunate tendency with...

EDITORIAL: It’s illegal now to text while driving, learn new Texas laws

As most of us last week remained glued to TV images from Houston following Hurricane Harvey, we somehow turned another month. And with it...

COMMENTARY: Be prepared; don’t hold out for a hero in emergencies

BY THOMAS L. KNAPPAs the Gulf Coast continues to reel under the after effects of Hurricane Harvey, the word “hero” finds itself in much,...

COMMENTARY: Striving for better mental health in the workplace

BY LINDA ROSENBERGWhen Web developer Madalyn Parker emailed her team to say she was taking time off to care for her mental health and...

LETTERS: On helping RGV veterans, privacy and levee access

Helping veterans cope in the RGVRegarding the July 12 article, “Friends who met in Afghanistan now enjoying new shop in SPI,” this article really...