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OPINION: State order harms children

Recently Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive that gender-affirming treatment for children under the age of 21 is considered child abuse. Parents and professionals who are engaged in the transitioning process with children should be prosecuted and Child Protective Services would be required to remove the children from the violating family or relatives.

COMMENTARY: Immigrants opposed

COMMENTARY | Imelda Coronado Autocratic totalitarians, the corporate media and never-Trumpers complicitly gave us Biden, a very ineffective president, and even weaker vice president, Kamala...

COMMENTARY: Maintain IP protections

COMMENTARY | Gary Locke As of November 2021, a majority of developing countries have vaccinated less than a quarter of their populations. The Biden administration needs...

COMMENTARY: Public, private sectors must unite to beat poverty in Valley

By Monica Salinas I try my best to always look forward to the future, and not dwell upon what has passed. However, sometimes reflecting on...

OPINION: Storm protection worth the price

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association took important action on Aug. 3 to increase rates for its policyholders by 5%. Recommending the increase in many...

COMMENTARY: In revealing Catholic Church sex abuse, we can thank the law — and...

BY MARIA PANARITISThank God for the criminal investigators and prosecutors.Thank God for the grand jury subpoenas. For they extracted — like rotting teeth —...

COMMENTARY: A report from the intersection of politics and sports

BY MARTIN SCRHAMToday's column isn't one that J-School 101 profs will add to their freshman must-reading lists for its mastery of our craft's essentials:...

COMMENTARY: Designating reserve parking for jurors necessary during courthouse construction

BY LAURA HINOJOSAAs the county prepares to begin construction of the new Hidalgo County Courthouse, public officials look for the best and most feasible...

COMMENTARY: Poverty programs worked, so let’s get rid of them?

BY SASHA ABRAMSKYFor many decades now the GOP has sought to undo the New Deal and the Great Society. But a report released last...

COMMENTARY: When it comes to immigrants, what part of ‘legal’ does Trump not understand?

BY RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.Never mind the undocumented. Donald Trump has a terribly complicated relationship with legal immigrants.I’m not talking about the fact that he...