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...

EDITORIAL: Vote: Let’s take advantage of early polling dates

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election begins today. Gov. Greg Abbott deserves thanks and praise for extending the number of days that...

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...

McAllen man charged with harboring, sexually assaulting teen

Police have charged a 22-year-old McAllen man with three counts of aggravated sexual assault over allegations he harbored a runaway from Brownsville and had...

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...

UTRGV athletics community reflect on harrowing 9/11 experiences

Nineteen years ago, the United States was victim to a coordinated terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda, as two planes were hijacked and flown into the...

COVID Confessions: All work and no play makes distance-learning mom a frazzled parent

I dropped my kindergartner off at school this week. There were no tears as I left, walking back to my work station 10 feet...

EDITORIAL: The good side: Amid pandemic’s bad effects exist environmental benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic is hardly a godsend; it has wreaked havoc in the lives of millions — perhaps billions — of people worldwide. Hundreds...

EDITORIAL: It gets better: Graduates face unusual conditions and challenges

This year’s graduation season is an unusual one, to say the least. Graduation is one of the first major milestones for many students; it...

COMMENTARY: Remembering our peace officers in these most challenging times

By SENATOR EDDIE LUCIO, JR., Special to the Star This year marks the 58-year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 proclamation designating May 15 as...