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EDITORIAL: Cut off: Court allows U.S. to reject asylum bids without review

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling that allows the Trump administration to implement immigration and asylum restrictions might address the high numbers of people seeking asylum in this country, but it arbitrarily puts untold numbers of them in real danger.

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Tuesday 09/17/2019
EDITORIAL: Cross check: Linking databases can help maintain files more current

Elections offices in the Rio Grande Valley and across the country report record numbers of new voter registrations ahead of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections.

Friday 09/13/2019
EDITORIAL: Not so fast: President shouldn’t rush plans to build border wall

We trust Department of Homeland Security and other federal officials will think twice about heeding President Trump’s call to forgo normal procedures and start taking homeowners’ property to build the border wall.

Thursday 09/12/2019
EDITORIAL: Free for all: Universal school meal plans deserve strong consideration

Dedicated consumers of news might have noticed a growing trend: students being “meal shamed” when they don’t have the money to pay for their school lunches. Such students, and those whose families are behind in their payments for school lunches, are barred from eating the schools’ regular meals. Rather than let them go hungry, schools give them something else, usually a bologna, peanut butter-and jelly or cheese sandwich.

Friday 09/06/2019
EDITORIAL: First call: New alcohol delivery law welcome, promotes safety

Some laws have little purpose other than to give some well-connected businesses an unfair advantage over the competition. The Texas Legislature addressed a couple of such inequities by easing restrictions on alcohol sales.


Focus on successes can fight animosity against Hispanics

Sunday 05/19/2019
Time to act

Latest ruling on DACA should inspire Congress

Friday 05/17/2019
Select entry

President Trump on Thursday presented yet another immigration proposal that seeks to restrict the kinds of people who can enter this country. His merit-based plan would have applicants build points based on high-level degrees or vocational certification, English proficiency and other factors.

Wednesday 05/15/2019

Welfare misconceptions threaten many families

Tuesday 05/14/2019

Programs will incorporate local history into curricula

Sunday 05/12/2019
Our hero

Forget Superman: People most look up to mothers

Friday 05/10/2019
Complex issue

Execution ban just first step in judging delusional inmates

Thursday 05/09/2019
Off the rails

Trains become problematic while their future uncertain

Wednesday 05/08/2019
Trade routes

TxDOT announces focus on border infrastructure

Sunday 05/05/2019
Higher level

Health care in Valley continues to improve

Friday 05/03/2019

Local elections decide fate of bread-and-butter issues

Wednesday 05/01/2019

Valley officials join forces to address regional projects

Tuesday 04/30/2019
No excuse

Swastikas on campaign signs goes beyond simple vandalism

Sunday 04/28/2019
Our shame

Corruption charges add to Valley’s bad reputation

Friday 04/26/2019
Ease off

Threat of military action bad for relationship with Mexico

Wednesday 04/24/2019
Shot down

Disease outbreaks highlight importance of vaccinations 

Sunday 04/21/2019
Days of hope

Holy days a reminder: Something better awaits

Thursday 04/18/2019
Open mind

Officials visiting border area should pursue all information

Wednesday 04/17/2019

Article’s poor perceptions seem based on stereotype

Sunday 04/14/2019
Pick a number

We need consistency over age of maturity

Tuesday 04/09/2019
We’re No. 1

UTRGV wins President’s Cup as top college chess program

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