The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: Needed access: Air ambulance service a vital Valley resource

Many Rio Grande Valley drivers think little of zipping along the highway from Brownsville to a concert in Hidalgo, from Mission to South Padre...

EDITORIAL: Keep moving: Residents commended to fitness commitment

Public officials across the Rio Grande Valley have worked for years to promote healthier lifestyles in the region. It looks like their efforts are paying...

EDITORIAL: No surprises: Proposal seeks to aid patients by reducing unexpected costs

Rio Grande Valley residents don’t always have many choices in certain medical procedures, especially in local emergency rooms. And when they’re hurting, they might...

EDITORIAL: Our government balances presidential rights, power

Our government was designed to prevent autocrats from taking control of the country. Our nation's founders created an ingenious system of checks and balances...

EDITORIAL: A safety issue: Driver’s licenses should be made available to state visitors as...

The Texas State Auditor’s Office recently released an audit report of the Department of Public Safety and found that agency might have issued thousands...

EDITORIAL: Learning tools: Strengthening GEAR UP program can help more students succeed

The goal of helping more students succeed in life transcends partisan politics. Their success helps guarantee our society’s overall success. Fortunately, several congressional lawmakers...

EDITORIAL: Welcome aid: Changes in tax law could make volunteer help a better option

Recent news reports are filled with complaints by taxpayers who found their tax burden this year is worse than they expected. In some cases...

EDITORIAL: Giving shelter: Center needs new location to continue aiding refugees

Writer Pearl S. Buck famously said that the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. Countless people...

EDITORIAL: Trump stump: Campaign rally offers little new besides some entertaining lines

“Is there any place that’s more fun to be than a Trump rally?” The president himself made that observation during Tuesday night’s rally in El...

EDITORIAL: Needed protection: Legislature takes important steps to defend Texans’ property rights

Our Founding Fathers had a special appreciation for property rights; in fact, the Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments to our Constitution include protections for...