EDITORIAL: Burdened: Property taxpayers need help with new valuations

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and the functioning of government, and left many people dealing with lost jobs or reduced hours. Given...

EDITORIAL: Here to help

The ongoing coronavirus crisis has drawn the attention of many Americans, including government officials, away from many issues. One topic that might have taken...

EDITORIALS: Silver lining: Business woes may offer opportunities for border

These are trying times for American business, and as an extension, the Rio Grande Valley. Even before safety precautions brought on by the COVID-19...

EDITORIAL: No delay: Even pandemic not cause to interfere with election

President Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of postponing the November election — the election that will decide if he gets another four-year term. We...

EDITORIAL: Unease: We should appreciate our freedom to dissent

We come to the Fourth of July amid times that arguably are the most unstable since the 1960s.  Civilians have taken to the streets...

EDITORIAL: Looking up: People are beginning to notice area’s progress, improvement

Rio Grande Valley have long cringed when national media sweep into the area to report on major issues such as immigration and migrant detention,...

EDITORIAL: Opening up: We should consider others when asserting freedoms

People aren’t used to being told what they can and can’t do, and we don’t like it. But, as we were told when we...

EDITORIAL: Proud people: Hispanic Heritage Month marks contributions by Latinos, Valley

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today. It is one of our nation’s most recent commemorations, beginning as a week set aside under presidential order by...

EDITORIAL: Open doors

America’s courts were intended to be public forums through which people who are accused, either by other individuals in civil trials or by the...

EDITORIAL: Above and beyond: Extra effort during pandemic earns teachers, parents kudos

This is Teacher Appreciation Week, one of those weeks that at once seems deserved for those dedicated professionals who help shape the minds of...

EDITORIAL: Thanks, Mom: Pandemic makes it clear: Mother was always right

Momma told us to wash our hands. Momma told us to cover our faces when we coughed. Oh, if only we had listened. Maybe we...

EDITORIAL: Reinforcements: Case backlog necessitates more immigration judges

A main cause of our nation’s immigration problems is the immense backlog of cases awaiting resolution. Congress and President Trump would go far in...

EDITORIAL: Caution: Holiday revelers need to keep safety in mind

Many people will get a break this weekend, when many businesses observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday. Traditionally the three-day weekend is considered...

EDITORIAL: Closure

John Feit is dead, and his fate is now in the hands of his maker. His case will now join thousands that are sent...

EDITORIAL: The good side: Amid pandemic’s bad effects exist environmental benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic is hardly a godsend; it has wreaked havoc in the lives of millions — perhaps billions — of people worldwide. Hundreds...

EDITORIAL: Challenges: Schools must be prepared for wide range of abilities

Gov. Greg Abbott probably made the right call when he ordered Texas’ public schools to remain closed for the rest of the spring semester....

EDITORIAL: New hope: Opening of nursing homes good news amid pandemic

Some of best news regarding efforts to surmount the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic comes in the partial opening of nursing homes and...

EDITORIAL: Strong advocate: Ginsburg’ known as champion of minority, immigrant rights

As an associate justice of our nation’s highest court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg set herself apart as a true champion of the little guy, as...

EDITORIAL: Staying put: Father’s Day traditions fit with pandemic rules

Chances are, stay-home requests brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic don’t change many families’ plans for Father’s Day. And Dad’s probably just fine with...

EDITORIAL: Juneteenth: Despite nation’s progress, social justice not achieved

People all over the United States are celebrating Juneteenth, a date that many consider the nail that closed the coffin on slavery in this...

EDITORIAL: Who counts: Valley, state big losers under census command

President Trump last week ordered the director of the U.S. Census Bureau to subtract undocumented immigrants from the 2020 enumeration. Doing so would significantly...

EDITORIAL: Home rule: State should let local officials say when COVID-19 risk falls

Gov. Greg Abbott knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Rio Grande Valley harder than many other parts of Texas. We hope, therefore,...

EDITORIAL: Promises: A look at party platform Biden, Harris to promote

All those who run for president are ambitious, driven and confident. Otherwise our top executives have had varied personalities. Donald Trump, for example, has a...

Valley’s consolidated MPO already producing benefits

The first year for the Rio Grande Valley’s MPO has been an auspicious one indeed. The Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is the merger of three...

EDITORIAL: Play it safe: Public activity increases but precautions still vital

Things are looking up for the Rio Grande Valley. After more than half a year under restrictions on public activity, the area has reached...

EDITORIAL: Say what? Special penalties for protests unnecessary threat to dissent

Our nation’s founders recognized the value of dissent — in fact, they considered it essential to progress. Frank discussion of opposing viewpoints, they frequently...

EDITORIAL: Plan ahead: State should authorize Rainy Day fund access

Gov. Greg Abbott’s phased reopening of the Texas economy is a gamble. If he guessed right and the greatest threat from the coronavirus has...

EDITORIAL: Missed shots: Other germs still out there; vaccinations still important

Researchers around the world are scrambling to develop a vaccine that can protect us against the novel coronavirus, the source of the COVID-19 infection...

EDITORIAL: A fine fit: Valley could be good location for Tesla manufacturing plant

Elon Musk wants to get back to work. Specifically, he wants to start making Tesla cars again. And with California’s coronavirus-related lockdowns still in...

EDITORIAL: Benched: School closings threaten dreams of many athletes

Many people justifiably are worried that the COVID-19 pandemic will not have abated sufficiently to open school campuses for the fall semester. With the...