Editorials

OPINION: New laws: 666 changes to state codes cut many rights, freedoms

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Most new laws enacted by the Texas Legislature go into effect on Sept. 1 following each biennial legislative session. This year, 666 new laws...

OPINION: Lives at risk: Refugee, immigrant reform can’t be delayed any longer

Many people say the United States can’t possibly handle the hundreds of thousands of Central Americans and others who remain massed along the U.S.-Mexico...

OPINION: Protecting children: Schools right to take steps in support of student health

In just a few weeks discussions regarding the coronavirus pandemic has shifted from asking students to wear masks to matters of greater consequence. Many...

OPINION: Best response: Ambulance monopolies might not be best policy

Ambulance service is one of the most important functions any municipality provides. Rapid responses by well-equipped ambulances with well-trained emergency medical technicians can be...

Champs: Valley players take PONY Little League World Series

Young Rio Grande Valley athletes can call themselves world champs after their recent victory in the Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series Championship last...

OPINION: Back to work: Quorum in Legislature met, action on voting bill can begin

Texas Democratic legislators’ walkout only postponed the inevitable. After leaving the state Capitol in May and breaking a quorum to stop passage of controversial bills...

OPINION: Recovery: Scouting could help youth rebound from COVID woes

Children are returning to school after nearly a year and a half cloistered at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Entertainment acts are starting...

OPINION: Good job: Valley residents rank high for COVID-19 vaccinations

Bill Salter, a Rio Grande Valley editor way back when, used to remind colleagues that people are inspired to write most often out of...

OPINION: Going backward: Lawsuits begin to fight voter restriction efforts

Cameron County is one of several that have been sued over their rejection of electronic signatures for voter registration cards. The local application is incidental, as...

OPINION: Challenge: Local entities fight back against state intrusions

The Brownsville and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school districts could join others, including Houston, Austin and Dallas, that are openly challenging Gov. Greg Abbott’s prohibition on...
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