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EDITORIAL: Canales presents new bill to keep government deals open to public

The message of the First Amendment to our Constitution is clear: The people of this country have a basic right to know what their...

RGV CITIZEN OF THE YEAR | Bill Reagan

Citizenship is a way of life for Bill Reagan. His commitment to the community is the focal point of his duties as a Lutheran...

EDITORIAL: Reality belies president’s talk of ‘crisis’ on southern border

President Donald Trump formally made his pitch to the American people for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border Tuesday night. Senate Minority Leader Charles...

EDITORIAL: Dear Mr. Trump: We have some suggestions regarding your border visit

Your office has announced that you plan to visit the U.S.-Mexico border this week to “meet with those on the front lines of the...

RGV CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION | Shirley Reed

When South Texas College observed its 25th anniversary in 2018, it wasn’t just a milestone for both STC and its founding president, Shirley Reed,...

RGV CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION | Bill Reagan

The Rio Grande Valley is blessed with many people who are willing to help the less fortunate. Bill Reagan is one of the special few...

RGV CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION | First responders

In times of emergency, most people focus on the safety and well-being of their immediate family and loved ones. A special group of local...

RGV CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION | Father Roy Snipes

Father Roy Snipes, who for more than 25 years has served as the spiritual leader of his congregation, has transcended his role over time,...

EDITORIAL: New Year offers us all a chance to reset goals, escape old errors

Editorial: As we put a year filled with rage and angst behind us, let us all resolve to be more tolerant of each other’s shortcomings, more accepting of our differences, and appreciative of others’ points of view.

EDITORIAL: Government shutdowns no longer scare so many

We’re in the midst of another federal government shutdown, initiated after Congress sent President Trump a bill to fund government operations that didn’t include...