COMMENTARY: No, there will be no big infrastructure plan

By FROMA HARROP, Special to the Star Democrats running for president are vowing to bring high-speed internet to rural America. President Donald Trump campaigned on...

COMMENTARY: Parental nightmares in public schools

By BRENT BOZELL and TIM GRAHAM, Special to the Star Public schools are reopening for business across America, meaning it’s time to get back to...

COMMENTARY: An assault on the family is an assault on society’s safeguard

By DR. REY GONZALEZ, Special to the Star I am praying for those affected by last week’s senseless acts of violence in El Paso and...

EDITORIAL: Potential: Voter numbers irrelevant if many don’t cast ballots

Cameron County has more than 203,000 registered voters and Hidalgo County has some 370,000, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. Add in...

LETTERS: Let’s re-think our priorities: The proposed 4-cent tax hike

The proposed 4-cent tax hike is meant to close the gap of a $1.3 M shortfall for items within the City of Harlingen’s general...

LETTERS: Have the courage to own it

In reference to the human massacre in El Paso, Texas. President Trump the (self-proclaimed) uniter of this country has united the White Nationalist, KKK, Aryan...

COMMENTARY: Rash of promises ties Democrats up in knots

By RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR., Special to the Star SAN DIEGO — As Bob Dylan might put it, Democrats are tangled up in blue. They’ve promised so many goodies...

LETTERS: Tea Party response

Mr. LaPaugh’s letter of August 1 is interesting but not very enlightening. I’ve seen a lot of criticisms of the Tea Party but no evidence...

EDITORIAL: Basta: Focus on successes can fight animosity against Hispanics

The violence has to stop. It won’t stop on its own; people have to act. It’s time to say Basta! — enough! Saturday’s mass shooting in...

EDITORIAL: Shelter skelter: Animal control centers right to seek regional cooperation

The Rio Grande Valley has one of the worst animal control problems in the country. It not only results in hundreds of euthanized animals...