District’s ‘No’ votes a disservice to students, taxpayers

The Point Isabel School Board did a great disservice to the district’s students, teachers, families and all taxpayers, when they rejected consideration of Chapter...

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....

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...

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: 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...

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: 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...

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....

Watching Rio Grande LNG

As a native and current resident of the valley, I’ve been closely following the Rio Grande LNG project with great interest.The proposed multi-billion dollar...

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: 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: 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: 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: Reload: Failure of SpaceX prototype part of development process

The failure of SpaceX Starship SN1 prototype on Friday was a setback for a project that already behind schedule, but we don’t join the...

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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

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: 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: 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...