EDITORIAL: Seeing red: Annual commemoration notes drug-related dangers

Red Ribbon Week, the national drug-awareness campaign, begins today. This is the 35th year of the annual event, which began to honor the memory...

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...

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: 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: Vote: Let’s take advantage of early polling dates

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election begins today. Gov. Greg Abbott deserves thanks and praise for extending the number of days that...

EDITORIAL: Open up: Time to increase access on international bridges

The Trump administration has been trying to convince state and local officials that the worst fears of the COVID-19 pandemic should be behind us...

EDITORIAL: Right sources: Infections at White House remind us to heed experts

Unfortunately, President Trump, who has downplayed the dangers of the novel coronavirus, doesn’t seem to have been chastened by his experience as a COVID-19...

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: Tight times: Lingering effects of virus can limit budgets, services

New fiscal years are beginning for local cities, counties and other taxing and service districts. Like virtually everything else, those entities will suffer long-term...

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: 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: 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: Not alone: Experts advise seeking help with pandemic-related stress

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott raised attention Wednesday when he announced that his brother Jace, who died in April, had committed suicide. Prescott also...

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: Bypass: Even before wall built, tunnel renders it moot

Tunnels from Mexico into the United States have long been routinely found; however, they’ve generally been limited to areas west of Texas, where it’s...

EDITORIAL: Staying home: ‘America First’ drug order could hurt federal programs

President Trump has taken many steps toward reducing prescription drug prices. Some, such as working to ease restrictions on the importation of prescription drugs...

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...

EDITORIAL: Make repairs: Economic recovery requires building of bridges, not walls

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador recently made his first visit to the White House since he took office in December 2018. The July...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Still turning: Valley met dual challenges of pandemic and hurricane

Hurricane Hanna was a stark reminder that the world doesn’t stop turning for a viral pandemic, now matter how much closed businesses and stay-at-home...

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: 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...

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: Trading up: USMCA set to take effect amid wealth of uncertainty

It seemed forever in coming, but the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, goes into effect Wednesday. We trust that officials...

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...