The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: School support

Texas’ founders recognized the value of an educated citizenry. Long before public education was acknowledged universally as a public necessity, it was mandated in our...

EDITORIAL: Bailed out

Two of the 10 proposed state constitutional amendments would help flood-prone areas such as the Rio Grande Valley mitigate and address damaged caused by...

EDITORIAL: Your decide

Early voting has begun for the Nov. 5 general election. This is an off year, and few state or federal positions are on the...

EDITORIAL: Bad trend

A recent report that the North American bird population has declined dramatically over the past 50 years is alarming, especially in a region like...

EDITORIAL: Muzzled

It’s not unusual for an elected board in the Rio Grande Valley to contain members of opposing factions. We’ve seen conflicts in city commissions,...

EDITORIAL: Lab work

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently announced it was hiring more people to try to reduce wait times for people getting driver’s licenses...

EDITORIAL: Opportunity

The city of McAllen recently announced a deal with Houston-based investors to help fund construction of the Cambria Hotel, next to the McAllen Convention...

EDITORIAL: Track stands

Historical texts continue to say that the railroad built our country. However, many today say that the era of the Iron Horse is over....

EDITORIAL: Investment

After several delays and significant opposition, Cameron County commissioners voted to give Annova LNG a package of tax breaks if the company moves into...

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...