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Editorial: Will virus’ economic hit help bid to allow casinos?

For more than two decades, the Texas Legislature has received proposed legislation that would allow casino gambling in the state, and the idea has...

EDITORIAL: RGV Citizens of the Year risked lives to save others

Heroes tend to be humble. Perhaps that humility inspires them to their selfless acts. “I was just doing my job,” we’ve heard from many...

Readers invited to offer tributes to health workers

At this time of the year we normally invite readers to nominate exemplary local residents who deserve consideration for our annual Rio Grande Valley...

Valley’s consolidated MPO already producing benefits

The first year for the Rio Grande Valley’s MPO has been an auspicious one indeed. The Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is the merger of three...

Public activity increases but precautions still vital

Things are looking up for the Rio Grande Valley. After more than half a year under restrictions on public activity, the area has reached...

Special penalties for protests unnecessary threat to dissent

Our nation’s founders recognized the value of dissent — in fact, they considered it essential to progress. Frank discussion of opposing viewpoints, they frequently...

Time to increase access on international bridges

The Trump administration has been trying to convince state and local officials that the worst fears of the COVID-19 pandemic should be behind us...

Infections at White House remind us to heed experts

Unfortunately, President Trump, who has downplayed the dangers of the novel coronavirus, doesn’t seem to have been chastened by his experience as a COVID-19...

Water war AMLO faces many challenges in attempt to pay debt to U.S.

We appreciate Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s promise to pay the United States the water that is owed under a 1944 water-sharing treaty. Keeping...

Eligible voters should ensure they are ready to cast ballots

Monday is the last day to register to vote in time for the Nov. 3 general elections. People who are eligible but don’t have...