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COMMENTARY: The US Constitution does not guarantee the right to bear an AR-15

BY AL KAUFFMANIn 2008, in Heller v. District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, for the first time, interpreted the Second Amendment of the...

COMMENTARY: Education, workforce development are vital to Texas economy

BY STATE SEN. JUAN 'CHUY' HINOJOSAThe future of our state depends on a healthy, educated and prepared workforce to meet evolving market demands. We...

COMMENTARY: The strength of Barbara Bush

BY LOUISE BUTLERI met Barbara Bush just once. She and her husband were passing me in a hall on their way from a private...

COMMENTARY: Memorable harmonies to note in the RGV

BY LOUISE BUTLER“Carmina Burana” is an intense piece of music. It is both sensuous and sensual. On April 6, the Valley Symphony Orchestra and...

COMMENTARY: Positive changes at Palm Valley Animal Center

BY KEELY LEWISThe future for the homeless companion animals of Hidalgo County has never looked brighter. The large influx coming through the gates at...

COMMENTARY: Investing in South Texas health pays off

BY STATE SEN. JUAN 'CHUY' HINOJOSAI have long fought for more healthcare resources in South Texas, including the creation of the University of Texas...

COMMENTARY: I am looking forward to 2042

BY LOUISE BUTLERIn 2042, I will be 96 years old. New Year’s Day will be on a Wednesday and Easter Sunday will fall on...

COMMENTARY: Palm Valley shelter’s overcrowding is a ‘community-driven problem’

BY KEELY LEWISFor decades, the stray animals of Hidalgo County have arrived at the gates of Palm Valley Animal Center in Edinburg, dropped off...

COMMENTARY: The symbiotic U.S./Mexico border region relationship

BY DR. M. RAY PERRYMANWhile rich in economic diversity, the vast border region between the United States and Mexico has much in common. Geographic...

COMMENTARY: Border security requires local participation

BY STATE SEN. JUAN 'CHUY' HINOJOSAOn Feb. 16, Vice President Mike Pence made a four-hour visit to the Rio Grande Valley. It is always...
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