The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: It’s time for local MPOs to draft merger bylaws

The list of Rio Grande Valley entities that favor forming a joint transportation authority is growing, and gained two major names last week when...

EDITORIAL: Bill would hold charter schools to open government standards

In order to encourage innovation and experimentation that could improve education methods, charter schools are exempted from many of the restrictions that apply to...

EDITORIAL: Educational options continue expanding for Texas students

This week is National School Choice Week, highlighting a topic that inspires plenty of heated debate. For many people it is a political issue. Many...

EDITORIAL: A better border: Despite threat of closing ports, law promises better efficiency

With his first term halfway over, President Trump has built a reputation as someone who is willing to stop progress if he doesn’t get...

EDITORIAL: AMLO’s initial fiscal moves indicate welcome restraint

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador traditionally has aligned himself with leftist political parties and stances. But he ended 2018 with announcements that suggest...

EDITORIAL: SpaceX plans create many opportunities

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s announcement last week that the company would build as well as launch rockets in the Rio Grande Valley opens up...

EDITORIAL: Canales presents new bill to keep government deals open to public

The message of the First Amendment to our Constitution is clear: The people of this country have a basic right to know what their...

RGV CITIZEN OF THE YEAR | Bill Reagan

Citizenship is a way of life for Bill Reagan. His commitment to the community is the focal point of his duties as a Lutheran...

EDITORIAL: Reality belies president’s talk of ‘crisis’ on southern border

President Donald Trump formally made his pitch to the American people for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border Tuesday night. Senate Minority Leader Charles...

EDITORIAL: Dear Mr. Trump: We have some suggestions regarding your border visit

Your office has announced that you plan to visit the U.S.-Mexico border this week to “meet with those on the front lines of the...