The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: Officials must always try to reduce risk of flooding

The Rio Grande Valley — isn’t. Despite the catchy misnomer, local residents live in a flood plain. And as those living in the Mid-Valley a...

EDITORIAL: AMLO could make Mexico a new nation of immigrants

Six months into his presidency, Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Amador probably has spent more time than he’d like dealing with immigration issues. Swarms of...

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers rightly void contract secrecy ruling

If Enrique Iglesias ever returns to McAllen for a community event, taxpayers should be able to know what it will cost them. The Texas Legislature...

EDITORIAL: Giving might be seasonal but hunger is all year long

Valley Baptist Medical Center's Healthy Over Hungry cereal drive, which runs through Friday, reminds us that while many people donate food during the Thanksgiving...

EDITORIAL: Allow visa requests in native countries

The United States has comfortably absorbed waves of immigrants throughout its existence. Most of those new Americans are now valued contributing members of their...

EDITORIAL: Legislation arms teachers, adds mental health services

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed several bills addressing the recent rise in school shootings. While much of the attention on this legislation has...

EDITORIAL: Many laws basically useless when they’re not enforced

It took a visiting judge to call out local officials for failing to be accountable to their constituents. Judge Robert Pate last week ordered Brownsville’s...

EDITORIAL: Government should respect sacred sites along wall route

Rio Grande Valley landowners won a partial victory Monday when the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection said it would not disturb the...

EDITORIAL: Expect rising US tariffs to disrupt our daily lives

President Trump on Thursday announced that he will impose another 10% in tariffs on all imports from Mexico, and they will increase incrementally to...

EDITORIAL: Congratulations graduates … there’s still much to learn

It’s a time of pomp and circumstance in the Rio Grande Valley and across the country, as high school and college graduates don their...