The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: Newest immigration proposal more restrictive than needed

President Trump on Thursday presented yet another immigration proposal that seeks to restrict the kinds of people who can enter this country. His merit-based...

EDITORIAL: Welfare misconceptions threaten many families

President Trump’s battle against immigration has recently turned to families who receive government assistance. Like many other presidential assertions and proposals, these could be based...

EDITORIAL: UTRGV programs will incorporate local history into curricula

Even young students often voice a pride in their culture, their home and their neighborhoods. And yet educators have long complained that it’s hard...

EDITORIAL: Forget Superman: People must look up to mothers

This is the age of the superhero, judging from the most popular films coming out of Hollywood. Movies based on popular crime-fighter comic books...

EDITORIAL: Execution ban just first step in judging delusional inmates

Texas' House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would ban the execution of severely mentally ill inmates. We trust the Senate will support the bill...

EDITORIAL: Trains become problematic while their future uncertain in RGV

The railroad built this country. Indeed, many U.S. cities purposely grew right on the rail lines that connected them to the rest of the...

EDITORIAL: TxDOT announces focus on border infrastructure

Even before the Rio Grande Valley’s three transportation authorities agreed to merge into one regional body, things were looking up for Valley infrastructure. The Texas...

EDITORIAL: Health care in Valley continues to improve

Ten years ago — in April 2009 — New Yorker magazine published an article that proclaimed health care in the Rio Grande Valley to...

EDITORIAL: Local elections decide fate of bread-and-butter issues

Voters across the Rio Grande Valley will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in various municipal and school board elections. We hope...

EDITORIAL: Valley officials join forces to address regional projects

After years of debate, the Rio Grande Valley’s three metropolitan planning organizations have agreed to merge. It marks a commitment to regional planning that...