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....

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...

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,...

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...

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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

COMMENTARY: Why the Rio Grande Valley will thrive again

The following is a text message I sent to my publisher Friday morning. “The crack in my armor is getting bigger, and I’m beginning to lose my cool. I’m taking the day to step away, and write, lest I blow up at another reporter who’s working their ass off.” Knowing precisely what I was referring to, he replied: “Yep, I understand.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

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: 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...

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....