EDITORIAL: 2019 RGV Citizens of the Year: Valley MPO officials

Many cities and towns comprise the Rio Grande Valley, yet it generally is regarded as a single entity, with common characteristics, goals and problems....

LETTERS: Take care of your heart

Taking care of our hearts is being stressed this month, and it certainly is important. No. This is not Thanksgiving. It is just another day...

EDITORIAL: Big boost: Donation to medical school a step toward prominence

America’s most prominent medical schools — the Mayo Clinic, Harvard and Johns Hopkins, for example — are known for more than producing some of...

COMMENTARY: No time for a victory lap: Implementation of USMCA must start now

By DENNIS E. NIXON, Special to the Star In 1993, when NAFTA was adopted, unemployment rates along the Texas-Mexico border were in double digits. The...

COMMENTARY: What you owe your heart

By Eduardo Salinas, Special to the Star February is here and that means Valentine’s Day is near. It is the time that couples are in...

EDITORIAL: Down the slope: Foes of migrant DNA collection don’t realize extent of database

Many people are up in arms about government plans to collect DNA samples from immigrants. President Trump has long promoted the idea, and in...

COMMENTARY: Cultural degeneration backlash

By JIM N. TAYLOR, Special to the Star It is called progressivism, but it is the reverse of progress. It is called liberalism, but it is...

EDITORIAL: Not welcome: Six more countries added to those banned from U.S.

President Donald Trump last week added six more countries to the list of those whose entry to the United States are severely restricted or...

Dictators

The United States is still a country where citizens and elected officials can remove a dictator. In the past 100 plus years, the people in...

Forgotten Texas hero

Texas history has long forgotten Joe, Lt. Col. Travis’s slave at the Alamo. Born around 1814, Joe was bought by Travis on Feb.13, 1834,...