LETTER: What are we teaching our children?

What are we teaching our children? Great concern for the future welfare of our country moves me to address this issue. We should be concerned...

COMMENTARY: The Kitten Season: It’s not a good thing

Kitten season sounds like a good thing. Kittens are irresistibly cute, and the more the merrier, right? But in shelters all across the country,...

EDITORIAL: Healthy plan: Needs served, risks reduced with medical center on Island

South Padre Island has long been popular with tourists and Winter Texans, as well as those who choose to live there. And while the...

COMMENTARY: The men of Apollo 11

How do you choose the men who will either make history or die trying? What criteria does a wise person use? Your decision must...

EDITORIAL: Next horizon: Valley can help dreams extend beyond the moon

All across America — indeed, around the world — people are celebrating man’s first steps on the moon, which were taken July 20, 1969....

COMMENTARY: Marijuana misstep or opportunity?

BY STATE REP. TERRY CANALES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Recently, the Texas Legislature unanimously passed legislation, which regulates the growth, production, transportation, sale and...

EDITORIAL: Don’t lament dissent: It’s a sign of freedom

Many Americans are still enjoying a long weekend that began with Thursday’s July Fourth holiday. Some, however, may argue that “enjoy” might be the...

COMMENTARY: Border crisis is complex

BY BILL REAGAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The border is in crisis. And it is not. The Department of Homeland Security faces a difficult challenge....

EDITORIAL: Report it: Full account of damage begins with preparation

Harlingen officials issued their city’s residents a reminder that all Rio Grande Valley residents should heed. They said residents should take a full account...

LETTERS: More crisis help needed; Discrimination needs solution; Executions should stop

More crisis help needed The Rio Grande Valley lacks programs that assist many individuals from suicide crises or other mental health issues. There is a need...