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EDITORIAL: Congressman pushing back for RGV on immigration

When U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, pushed back against President Donald Trump last week opposing a border wall during a private meeting at the...

LETTERS: Opposing immigration, Trump, former DA and McAllen District 1 candidate

Opposing immigrationThis is in response to Dr. Philip Zwerling’s recent letter. It may surprise you to know that the Valley harbors many conservative citizens...

LETTERS: On racism and H-E-B shooting in Pharr

‘A long way to go’Consider Jan 11. On that infamous day, our president fastened his curse on the countries of Africa, Central America and...

EDITORIAL: Texas must provide required help for special needs children, families

To exclude a child from getting the education they need, especially a child who has special needs, is an unconscionable act and the State...

EDITORIAL: Agua SUD $1,000 board candidate filing fee is ‘unAmerican’

The act of serving on a board of directors that oversees precious taxpayer funds is a sacred commitment. Those who file for election to...

LETTERS: On not littering beaches

Don’t litter our beachesThere is so many reasons why we shouldn’t litter at the beach. In order to become better citizens, we need to...

LETTERS: On Hidalgo County Drainage District and MLK parade

Drainage District probeCongratulations to The Monitor for re-printing the Texas Tribune’s investigative article on the activities of former Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1...

EDITORIAL: Hidalgo County commissioner should not appoint uncle to prestigious RMA board

The appointment by an elected official to a prestigious commission should be a point of honor for the person, and their community. An entity,...

EDITORIAL: Out-of-control Hidalgo County salaries

Despite years of assurances and promises, Hidalgo County Commissioners have failed to establish a step-and-grade system that would equalize pay rates among county employees....

LETTERS: On drug addictions and myths and a dangerous road in Palmview

Drug addictions, mythsJan. 22-28 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week; a national health observance week sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse...