The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: Census jobs could be chance to relay residents’ concerns

The U.S. Census Bureau has begun building its staff in preparation for the 2020 national decennial population count. This month and next, the bureau...

EDITORIAL: White leaves strong legacy of service to the most needy

The Rio Grande Valley’s position on the eastern Mexican border makes it the primary crossing point for refugees and other immigrants from the south,...

EDITORIAL: Law standardizes, protects comment at public meetings

Some residents across the Rio Grande Valley have been forced to endure a sort of battle of wits with elected officials who don’t seem...

EDITORIAL: Thermostat suggestions merit some consideration

Amid the climate change denials from President Trump and others, one government office has a suggestion for reducing energy consumption. It’s gotten a lot...

EDITORIAL: Unhappy residents discover removing officials isn’t easy

You can’t always have your way. Like Americans across the country who want our president removed from office, many Rio Grande Valley residents are expressing...

EDITORIAL: Valley families’ sacrifices have saved lives of others

Years before disturbed, gun-toting killers began charging into schools, stores and other venues, many Rio Grande Valley families learned the bitter pain of losing...

EDITORIAL: Both officials, residents must cooperate on issues

City commissions are created to address the needs of their residents. They help build and maintain infrastructure, provide basic community services and help settle...

EDITORIAL: UTRGV tuition program invests in Valley’s future

We welcome the announcement that the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will help make the dream of a university education possible for more...

EDITORIAL: Legal status should not limit health care access

Ensuring responsible, humane treatment of undocumented immigrants, whether they entered this country illegally or as refugees, is a controversial issue, especially as the campaigns...

EDITORIAL: Waiting to open new courts seems most practical option

In its most recent session, the Texas Legislature approved the creation of two new courts at law for Hidalgo County. County officials have decided...