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COMMENTARY: Trade uncertainty remains

BY ANTONIO GARZA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Earlier this month, President Trump appeared to back away from his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border....

COMMENTARY: Mayor Jim Darling: Protect us from ‘revenue caps’

Texas must not cap the city of McAllen’s ability to properly pay for critical and basic needs. Right now, state legislators are advancing a “revenue...

COMMENTARY: ‘Zero tolerance’ immigration crisis isn’t over

BY RICKY GARZA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR For many people, the family separation crisis was a short-lived outrage that appeared to be quickly corrected....

COMMENTARY: Gonzalez: Raise colorectal cancer awareness

As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I want to share the following information as...

How do I choose the right personal injury lawyer for my case?

Hiring the right person to handle your case doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require some due diligence. I recommend people start...

COMMENTARY: What is the BBB?

DOLORES SALINAS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The Better Business Bureau’s motto is Start With Trust. The BBB’s vision is to promote an ethical marketplace...

Texas Senate unanimously passes $5,000 teacher pay raises, adding librarians

ALIYYA SWABY AND CASSANDRA POLLOCK | TEXAS TRIBUNE The Texas Senate on Monday unanimously passed a bill that would provide $5,000 annual pay raises for full-time classroom...

COMMENTARY: Rep. Gonzalez: Border needs upgrades, not ‘emergency’ wall

U.S. REP. VICENTE GONZALEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR For too long President Trump has spun fantasies of crime in border cities like McAllen to...

Source: Beto O’Rourke not challenging John Cornyn in 2020

PATRICK SVITEK and ABBY LIVINGSTON | TEXAS TRIBUNE Beto O'Rourke is not running for U.S. Senate in 2020, a person familiar with his thinking told...

COMMENTARY: Rep. Vela: Fight the president’s land grab on border

U.S. REP. FILEMON VELA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Last week, President Donald Trump stood in the Rose Garden, declared a national emergency on our country’s...