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...

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...

EDITORIAL: Playing safe: Early sandbag distribution prepares more for storms

No major storms appear headed this way, but some Rio Grande Valley residents already have the sandbags they might need to fight the threat...

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...

EDITORIAL: Identity crisis: Naming conventions come under scrutiny

Names, statues and other displays have been getting a hard look across the country in the wake of protests over perceived disparities in treatment...

EDITORIAL: Attacked: Violence against news media expands to dangerous levels

The declared war on news media is taking hold; it’s taking its toll, and it’s taking casualties. Everyone who values accurate accounts of community...

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 —...

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: It gets better: Graduates face unusual conditions and challenges

This year’s graduation season is an unusual one, to say the least. Graduation is one of the first major milestones for many students; it...

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: 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,...

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...

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: Vulnerable: Nursing home outbreaks show safety measures need review

As in many other parts of the country, Rio Grande Valley nursing homes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The prevalence of...

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...

EDITORIAL: Who rules?

Officials are starting to debate who has the authority to decide when the public threat caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided to the...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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: Log in: Time spent self-sheltering useful for filling out census

Most people are spending more time at home than they ordinarily do. Surely many people welcome the additional homebound hours, as they offer a...

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...

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...

EDITORIAL: Suffrage: State should help, not hinder citizens’ ability to cast votes

There’s never a good time to suffer through a pandemic that prompts public stay-home orders. The timing of the current COVID-19 wave, however, couldn’t...

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...

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...

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: 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...