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Public Notices and You: You Deserve to Know

The lazy Texas Legislature is back in session, and once again, the three primary governmental lobbies are trying to convince lawmakers to make a change in the public notices law. We call it the "lazy Legislature" because legislators work 140…

A Special Thanks To Our Local Heroes

Last Saturday evening, I experienced one of the most gruesome, horrific scenes I've ever seen. I was outside when I saw black plumes of smoke coming from the east. At first I thought it could be Love's or Chevron on fire, and I immediately jumped…

Editorial: ISIS Has Gone Too Far by Robert Morales

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, ISIS, the terrorist group based in Syria and parts of Iraq, has struck again. ISIS (also known as the Islamist State) has in the recent months beheaded American and Japanese captives. Last week, the…

Editorial: We Will Not Print Hearsay

We are asked fairly regularly why certain stories don't make it into our newspaper. It is a legitimate question, but one that must be explained. True journalism explores facts and not hearsay, regardless of how many people in the community may have…

Border Patrol Tactics in Question

The American Civil Liberties Union has recently filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection over an increasing number of complaints regarding rights violations allegedly occurring at various Border Patrol…

Not So Fast and Furious

Osiel Cardenas Jr. appeared in a Brownsville federal court last Monday to answer charges related to smuggling hundreds of rounds of military-style ammunition into Mexico. Cardenas is the son of Osiel Cardenas who was convicted in Houston of drug related…

Cartoonists Should Be Taken Seriously For Their Satire

Like blaming a rape victim for her "provocative dress," many press pundits blame the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists (and the Danish cartoonists before them) for crossing "red lines," and inviting trouble. In the past few days the small community…