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Opinion: "Oh, the humanity!"

This week we are confronted with a multitude of crises around the world: The new fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet and continued influx of undocumented Central Americans entering the country.

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

I've always loved public service because I care about people and their well-being. I want to make the world a better place. I want to be sure that the opportunity to live the American Dream is there for our children and our grandchildren and their…

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

Some weeks ago, the House Democratic freshmen became part of an online competition where members of Congress compete against each other in social media. We are ranked based on the number of new likes we pick up on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube…

Journalists to Obama: Let the sunshine in

It's an article of faith on the right that the press is in love with Barack Obama. No amount of coverage of the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's foreign policy foibles or its overzealous war on leaks can…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: My daughter, Lois, brought me an Advocate dated June 12, 2014. In that issue was a list of the deceased vets of Van Horn. I was svery sad when I noted that Otis Hill was not listed. He was a Navy vet of World War II. He lived in Van Horn…

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

There are a little less than 20 legislative days before Congress starts its traditional August recess and members get the opportunity to work from home. I enjoy leaving the politics of Washington behind and doing what I love most – spending time in…

EDITORIAL: We don't want to hear your fireworks

What part of the words "ban" and "prohibited" do people not understand? Apparently, some people think that the word "ban" is a deodorant, and other people think "prohibited" means "to allow." In any case, apparently…

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

The Fourth of July is a very special day in our country's history - more than just another federal holiday. It's more than the excitement of fireworks or more parades. It's more than barbecuing. It is literally a birthday – the birthday…

EDITORIAL: Windstream must improve its internet service

Last Thursday, some residential and commercial Windstream DSL customers lost their "high-speed" connection to the internet. The Advocate lost its internet connectivity on Friday. While the strong thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon didn't…