The Monitor Editorial Board

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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...

EDITORIAL: With hurricane season nearing, take precautions, not chances

Storm systems are wreaking havoc across much of the eastern United States. Over the past couple of weeks, hundreds of tornadoes have torn through...

EDITORIAL: Legislature kills mandate to publish new tax rates

Governance with consent of the governed: It’s what sets our country apart from so many others. It’s credited with enabling the United States to...

EDITORIAL: Honor fallen military by not picking fights

At first glance Memorial Day weekend is a festive occasion: Aside from the barrage of car, furniture and mattress sales, many use the long...

EDITORIAL: Bailout money to farmers adds to cost of tariff battle

How much cost is one willing to endure just to prove a point? Obviously, the answer is much higher when someone else is paying...

EDITORIAL: Student loss should inspire districts to seek efficiency

Rio Grande Valley public school districts are losing students. Brownsville school board members last week voted to close three elementary schools to address their...