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COMMENTARY: Summer jobs scarce this year

BY JORDAN BRUNEAUFor young job seekers this summer there is not much to celebrate.American retailers, which have traditionally staffed up in summers, are closing...

COMMENTARY: Texas Legislature strives to help children, fix ‘broken system’

BY STATE REP. R.D. 'BOBBY' GUERRAThis past legislative session, I worked hard to pass HB 2537, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg...

COMMENTARY: ‘Russiagate’ obscuring everything including gun bills

BY JOHN L. MICEKOn Wednesday morning, Washington, D.C., rightly fretted over the fate of a Republican congressman and four others felled by a gunman’s...

COMMENTARY: Flag Day in the Trump era

BY LESLIE HAHNERToday is Flag Day, which unfortunately is a rather lackluster holiday.Many Americans don’t even know it exists. Yet the history of Flag...

COMMENTARY: Transparency laws failed in Texas during 85th Legislature

BY STATE SEN. KIRK WATSON AND STATE REP. RODD HUNTERSFive of the most frightening words to hear from elected officials from all levels of...

COMMENTARY: An RGV people of faith showing faith in the people

BY RABBI J. CLAUDIO KOGANOne of the ongoing phenomena that our Rio Grande Valley has experienced in the past several years is the migration...

COMMENTARY: Existing European climate accord is good for Texas

BY WAYNE CHRISTIANLast week, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, clearly demonstrating his commitment to putting America first...

COMMENTARY: We must better prepare for the next war

BY JEREMI SURIMemorial Day, which is celebrated today, is when Americans remember those who died in the service of our country. The men and...

COMMENTARY: A Memorial Day message

BY JEROME ILTISI believe Christmas is the most important national holiday because that is the day we celebrate when Jesus Christ was born. He...

COMMENTARY: Focus on improving RGV education

BY DR. LUZELMA CANALESWe are grounded in the belief that education paves the way to the middle class. Traditionally, students across the country have...