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: 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: 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: 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: It’s private: Success of SpaceX, others shows private projects best

One day after a spectacular explosion destroyed a prototype rocket at Boca Chica Beach, SpaceX successfully launched two men into space; they are now...

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...

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...

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: 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: 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: Safe voting: Counties should consider adding early polling sites

Texas has some unfinished business with regard to our spring elections, and county officials can help ease possible crowding — and lingering fears that...

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,...

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...

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: 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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....

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: 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...

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...

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...

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: Flying high: Increased activity suggests big days ahead for SpaceX

While the attention of most people probably has been focused on the coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, Space Exploration Technologies has been busy advancing...

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: 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...