Opinion

Letters to the editor

To the Editor: Do you know who’s voting by mail this election? Donald Trump. And do you know who’s making it harder for everyone else in the country to vote by mail in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s right — Donald Trump.  He and other White House officials have gone on record with…

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Coronavirus Will Not End Our Commitment to Public Education

Column by Senator Jane Nelson and Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, May 2020 Last session, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3 to invest more state dollars in our classrooms and give a much needed salary increase to our teachers. With the coronavirus pandemic, we have learned to appreciate even more the role of our schools and…

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UTRGV School of Medicine Graduation — Historic Moment

Column by Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa Last Saturday the Rio Grande Valley witnessed a truly historic moment, a moment that for many of us has been a longtime dream. Thirty-nine students graduated in the inaugural graduation ceremony from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine! They will forever be honored as the…

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Governor Orders Schools Closed, Not Instruction

Column by State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa The education of our children is a top priority. However, the most pressing issue at this time remains the health and safety of all our fellow Texans. For this reason, last week I wrote a letter to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to use his authority to cancel…

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A reason to rejoice

In this time of fear during one of the holiest days of the year, we reached out to several local religious leaders who shared with us messages of Easter hope. How do you feel on this Easter day? Are you greeting the day with great joy? Are you celebrating that God has moved in time…

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President Trump, Tell U.S. Residents to Stay Home

Column by Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa There is no doubt that the best thing all American’s can do right now to help contain the spread of COVID-19 is to stay at home and practice social distancing. In Texas, I support the leadership of our local officials, who in coordination with their public health experts, have…

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Lazarus Sunday

The 2nd Sunday of the Corona Virus shutdown! Lord, save your people! He will! He always does!  By now you all know that all our public Masses have been canceled, so there’s no more schedule for now.  However, we will be celebrating Sunday and week-day Masses without our family of Faith physically  present. We’ll be…

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On the Mission tax rate increase

Last month our ex-mayor placed a large and assumingly very expensive ad in Progress Times criticizing the current administration for raising the property tax a very small amount. Thinking back, hindsight is always better, I realized my voting for him and his agendas was the cause of this current increase. I should have realized that…

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ST Jude

ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, love and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the helpless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 days, 9 times a day. On the…

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