LETTERS: Tobacco still health hazard

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Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes are a big “magnitude”; there are 38 million American adults still smoking, and 15% of Texas adults are current smokers, plus...

EDITORIAL: No recall: Some calling to oust Cruz; mechanism must be created

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been one of President Donald Trump’s strongest and most vocal supporters throughout his presidential term. After last week’s violence...

LETTERS: Lost beach

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With the widespread development of Padre Island and the most recent visitor to the area — SpaceX —Boca Chica Beach has lost its luster...

LETTERS: Trees felled

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The story in the Dec. 27 paper arrested my attention. It was about Mr. Eugene Fernandez’s efforts to replace two Montezuma cypress trees “pruned”...

EDITORIAL: Rhetoric resonates: Let us learn form D.C. siege, seek more civility in politics

In 1933, as the Great Depression entered its darkest depths, President Franklin D. Roosevelt used his inauguration speech to calm unemployed and hungry masses,...

LETTERS: Disorder, disarray

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America is now at the point Rome was when that democracy fell — disorder and disarray. In Rome, some retired presidents (consuls), together with religious...

EDITORIAL: Rhetoric resonates: Let us learn form D.C. siege, seek more civility in politics

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In 1933, as the Great Depression entered its darkest depths, President Franklin D. Roosevelt used his inauguration speech to calm unemployed and hungry masses,...

EDITORIAL: Staying well: Pandemic proved, increased need for health professionals

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a proving ground for the Rio Grande Valley’s young medical school. When the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley...

EDITORIAL: Looking up: SpaceX developments hint at better future for Valley

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The selection of the Rio Grande Valley as a site for development and launches of SpaceX rockets has always been celebrated as a boon...

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead: With tough year behind us, we have reason for optimism

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For many people, 2020 couldn’t end soon enough. Most people will always remember it as a year of challenges, with the global COVID-19 pandemic,...