LETTERS: Trump pitied

I had an odd reaction after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election. I felt sorry for Donald Trump. Why? How can a person...

EDITORIAL: No help: With COVID relief in doubt, adjustments may be needed

Months after much of the original COVID-19 relief package expired, and a new package was promised by both major political parties, there is still...

EDITORIAL: Stay safe: Restrictions are easing, but precautions still vital

Texas and the Rio Grande Valley have reached some unfortunate milestones in the past few days. The state recently reported its 1 millionth case of...

LETTERS: Criticism for conservatives

Something I find to be very disappointing about many political “conservatives” in 2020 is something that award-winning journalist Jane Mayer emphasizes with countless examples...

LETTERS: Government needs reform

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has allowed the House to function much as a dysfunctional union. If she decides she doesn’t like an issue or action,...

COLUMN: Walls are more than a symbol

Criminal organizations seeking to degrade the security and sovereignty of our nation evolve their tactics in response to law enforcement actions, smart application of...

LETTERS: Broadband for everyone

I’ve lived my entire life in the Rio Grande Valley. I was born and raised in Brownsville, graduated from Brownsville High School, attended college...

Conservatives: Prove position

I believe that all conservatives and Republicans should return their unemployment insurance benefit checks to the U.S. Department of Labor because most of them...

What about ICE centers?

Advocates for those with no voice have been pressuring governors and other officials to reduce prison and jail populations, which has already resulted in...

LETTERS: Let’s keep kids home

I am glad children are not going back to school. We need more testing. If they send kids back to school or back to work,...

The future of animal sheltering

By Lee Ann Shenefiel The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everything, but for animal welfare that disruption may catapult communities across the country into the future...

COMMENTARY: River and Resaca Development

By Eugene Fernandez, Special to the Herald To more completely understand the geography of the Rio Grande and its delta region, inclusive of its resacas...

LETTERS: Tejano heroes undercounted

Texas history has long forgotten the Tejanos who fought with Gen. Sam Houston’s Texas army against Gen. Santa Anna’s Mexican army on April 21, 1836...

LETTERS: Promote Census

The city of Brownsville could be doing much more to encourage its residents to fill out their 2020 Census forms. The census information is...

LETTERS: Bill relief requested

Without a doubt, a significant percentage of our population will be facing hard times, owing to the COVID-19 virus and related emergency requirements imposed...

LETTERS: They’re not hoarders

In response to This is in response to “Stockpiled,” your editorial printed March 31. Do you know what a hoarder is? A hoarder is...

LETTERS: Nonchalant distancing

The new provisions and sanctions for global health safety should pose as a tactical individual standard, but for the multitudes the destructive power of...

COVID rules exaggerated

From the president to our local officials, everybody is concerned about this pandemic. The recommendations they have imposed on the citizens, like isolation and...

Facilities need help

As a social work student, I was shocked when I learned about the reality of assisted living facilities in the state of Texas. The...

COMMENTARY: Building fire protection

By Eugene Fernandez On May 8, 1908, Mayor Frederic Combe’s administration carried out an overhaul of Market Square, whitewashing it and proposing that screens be...

COMMENTARY: A primer on the coronavirus

NURA SALHADAR, MY TURN As a recent public health graduate, I have found it surreal to watch a major public health crisis unfold before my very...

LETTERS: Where are city leaders?

For the first time we have had to deal with something fatal called the coronavirus. Where are the seven city commissioners whom we elect into...

LETTERS: Pelosi Blasted

Thank you, Nancy Pelosi! The next time I visit the Kennedy Center in New York City, I’ll send you a thank-you note. Of course, I...

LETTERS: Advocate for children

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and CASA of Cameron-Willacy is raising awareness of the need for more dedicated members of the community...

LETTERS: Conservatism created crisis

First: “A hoax!” Lately: “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” President Trump and rightwing media accused Democrats of...

EDITORIAL: Here to help: Ending DACA would remove thousands of health workers

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

LETTERS: Abortion ban not supported

I believe concerned citizens must speak out whenever government is used to impose an ideology on the people, especially those who are most vulnerable....

LETTERS: Rescue bill pork-filled

I sent this letter to some of our U.S. representatives: Subject: $2.2 trillion ... rescue bill passed the week of March 23, 2020 —...

LETTERS: Colorful history

The moon glows upon the Rio Grande Valley, gifting us her female energy and her blessing. Her reflection is a beautiful still life on...

LETTERS: Is this what you wanted?

More and more reports are coming in that show the Chinese government (communists) suppressed free speech and shut off the internet to their citizens....