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COMMENTARY: Finding responsible ways to fund county government

This is the third installment in a four-part series outlining the top priorities of Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. I appreciate the positive response...

COMMENTARY: Democrats’ name-calling

BY MELVIN L. THOMPSON | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Wow! I already knew I was a deplorable from Hillary Clinton’s last presidential campaign when she...

COMMENTARY: Immigration’s root issues

BY U.S. REP. VICENTE GONZALEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR On Aug. 11, McAllen and the 15th District of Texas had the privilege of welcoming...

COMMENTARY: We must reduce poverty

BY RICHARD F. CORTEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR This is the second installment in a four-part series outlining the top priorities of Hidalgo County....

COMMENTARY: Setting priorities

BY RICHARD F. CORTEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR With my first seven months serving as your Hidalgo County Judge behind me, I am ready...

COMMENTARY: Fighting white supremacy

BY U.S. REP. VICENTE GONZALEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR It is with a heavy heart that I pen this today. Following the senseless massacres...

What should I look for when choosing a LASIK surgeon?

Choosing the right surgeon is perhaps the most important decision you will make when considering the LASIK procedure. Having a surgeon you can trust...

COMMENTARY: Making a difference

BY ADRIAN VILLARREAL AND AL VILLARREAL | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The month of July is designated as Make a Difference to Children Month in...

Am I too old for Lasik

  One of the most common questions I get about LASIK eye surgery is whether the procedure can be considered for older people. The truth...

COMMENTARY: Marijuana misstep or opportunity?

BY STATE REP. TERRY CANALES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Recently, the Texas Legislature unanimously passed legislation, which regulates the growth, production, transportation, sale and...