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Mr. Chapman frequently mentions what he believes to be the Christian and free market founding of the United States

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Oh, how these times they are a changing. There’s something truly sad about these tumultuous times that deeply saddens the heart to think about how far we have come as a society that doesn’t care about the pulsating, pumping heart beating inside the little babies growing and developing in their mother’s womb

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Come on Del Rio! Can we all just get along? It seems we have a communications problem between the city mayor and the county judge. Why is that? We have a pandemic to worry about!

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As a public figure, the Val Verde County judge certainly should be one of those who gives out information on the COVID-19 pandemic

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President Trump professes his Christian faith both in his speeches and in his policies. At the start of the pandemic President Trump called the nation to pray for our country and for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. He regularly has Christian pastors and preachers pray over him and expend their blessings upon him

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Senator Cornyn recently proposed reducing the costs associated with drilling on public lands; a move that would benefit oil companies at the expense of our environment

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A divisive July 4 holiday address was delivered at Mt. Rushmore. Adding insult to injury, Trump never asked permission from the Oglala Sioux

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After a storm, some people look out their window, raise their gaze up and see the beautifully colored rainbow magnificently spanning across the sky

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We recently sent a request to the public affairs officer at Fort Hood submitting the removal of the racist Gen. Hood

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The protesters were able to do what no herd immunity, what no vaccine, what no safety guidelines were able to successfully accomplish

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How quickly Antifa, the so-called anti-fascists, folded during the pandemic

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There is another rapidly spreading disease. Its symptoms: lack of commitment for the essence of “Rule of Law” and “Due Process”

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Trump launched a predictable pre-election strike diverting attention from his unconscionable COVID-19 leadership failures. “Obamagate” has less authenticity than his birtherism and Hillary’s email. The fact is Trump lied; thousands died!

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On behalf of United San Felipe and the hundreds of families whose names are on commemorative bricks on the columns of the Barrio San Felipe Arch, I’d like to thank the Brown Plaza Association

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How many of us have sent President Trump a thank you note for the stimulus relief check that we all received?

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Observe the latest rightwing charade reshaping reality. The Dallas-area hairstylist jailed for disobeying “Stay-at-home”, is their disinformation campaign’s main focus – 2020’s Acorn

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Suddenly because of a dangerous and possibly deadly virus the entire world has turned into being pro-life, marshaling all of its resources to protecting and safeguarding the physical health of all the people

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Handshakes are scrutinized as forbidden while hook-ups are sanctioned as merely “a personal choice with a relative risk”

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Wikipedia offers this definition: “Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups, called survivalists or preppers, who actively prepare for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order

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Is it Taps or Star-Spangled Banner? Read Atlantic’s “From Access Hollywood to Disinfectant” connecting our pandemic-related problems directly to President Trump. Then contact the offices of GOP senators and representatives

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Dr. Oz opined: “ … opening of schools may only cost us 2 to 3 percent in terms of total mortality … a trade-off some folks would consider.” Who? Negligent parents already in family court?

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Acknowledgment and accolades are extended to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his exemplary edict issued during the global pandemic explicitly adjudicating that abortions are “non-essential services”

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God has put it on my heart to ask everyone in Del Rio and Val Verde County, Texas to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m. for the end to the COVID-19 crisis.

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A deceased Virginia pastor, among others ill from COVID-19, ignored group limitations and held a worship service. Reasons include First Amendment “Freedom of Religion” and an abiding faith in God to protect

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If bigotry is a crime in America, Dr. Alma Lynch will be doing hard time behind bars. While she was running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 23rd Congressional District, the Republican candidate suggested that spraying the nation with pig's blood would keep Muslims out of the US. What planet does this doctor live on? This is the most ludicrous anti-Muslim suggestion I heard!

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This is a national election. What happens in Texas definitely matters here.

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There are a growing number of groups, especially minority groups, once taken for granted by the Democratic Party, that are experiencing a dramatic awakening to the truth – that they were taken advantage of, manipulated and lied to, used and then discarded once their votes had been cast.

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“HUD Secretary Ben Carson said on HBO’s March 10 Axios: “A lot of the people … detained … put into sprung structures and tent cities are actually quite nice.” Also, “… Had both air conditioning and heating …” That’s an unconscionable degree of malarkey!

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Trump and the Fox News Channel complain about the Roger Stone jury. Especially the jury forewoman being biased. Really?

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This primary election cycle there is an important decision; who to select as our next 63rd Judicial District Attorney; Michael Bagley, the current District Attorney or Suzanne West the City Attorney for Del Rio, Texas.

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Dear Editor, in hearing the complaints at the civic center and reading about the complaints on Tuesday’s council meeting, I am appalled at the lack of knowledge being displayed by both the council members and the community.

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Cancel the Tokyo Olympics? Why? Trump said the coronavirus dies in April. He’s also claimed it’s the Democrats’ “new hoax.” Which is it?

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I’m wondering if anyone else has trouble with the AMC channel on Sunday night’s broadcast of The Walking Dead. The channel seems to work fine at any other time or day but just falls apart on Sunday night. And only when it’s TWD season. Spectrum supposedly boosts the signal if you complain bu…

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Val Verde County does not have a water management plan. Without one, the future of our water is unknown.

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While Democrats have been too tangled-up wasting their time, talent and treasure trying unsuccessfully to remove the president from office, he’s been busy working for the American people. He’s been happily dancing the two-step. The two-step is a partner dance, consisting of a “leader” and a “follower.” President Trump is the leader of the free-world and the rest of the world is closely-watching, taking-note and following in his foot-steps.

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On behalf of The Amistad Pregnancy Care Center, we would like to express our gratitude to the Little Handmaids of Our Sorrowful Mother for organizing the Fifth Annual Baby Shower that was held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church to benefit our center.

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The truth is the pro-life movement is extremely diverse. People of different ideologies, political parties, and belief systems care about pre-born babies and work wholeheartedly to protect them.

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We are so very grateful and humbled by the graciousness of the many friends and neighbors of Susan Ridgway, our mom. The outpouring of love and support is truly a testament of the “can do” spirit of Del Rio and we have felt the love, gratitude and adoration for our mom.

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This is just another example of why we should to be thankful that Hillary Clinton is not the President of the United States of America.

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The 2018 election was telling. Republicans enabled a corrupt executive. Voters couldn’t stomach Trump costing the GOP House majority.

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It’s Christmas Eve and the neighborhood is aglow with strings of ice-colored lights meticulously wrapped around the tree trunks. It is a shimmering illumination giving the landscape the feel of a wintery-wonderland.

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As comedian Gilda Radner, playing Emily Litella, would famously say in her Editorial Reply on the news segment of Saturday Night Live (SNL) when she was gently corrected for her innocent and inadvertent misinterpretations: “Oh, that’s different. Never mind!”

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I was dismayed to read the headline news “Del Rio Councilman gets 3 year probation.”

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Got your attention! Thought so! This is a real-life-story you probably haven’t heard much about, if any.

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Flaring in the Permian Basin just hit record numbers for the second quarter in a row, with operators flaring an astonishing 752 million cubic feet of gas a day – an alarming reality, given the human and environmental risks associated with burning natural gas.

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My Thanksgiving week inventory of “thankful” includes RV travels from my Alpine, Texas home; now where my parents were Winter Texans at Fig Tree RV Resort in Harlingen. Yes, I miss the wilderness of the Big Bend, but the RV needs repairs more available in the Valley.