LETTER: Taking refugees violation of oath

Our local congressmen, Vicente Gonzalez, Henry Cuellar and Filemon Vela all took the same oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that...

LETTER: School rankings garner criticism

I believe anyone who cares about the community he lives in at one time or another learns something that is so irritating he can’t...

LETTER: Fight human trafficking

I am a student at Texas A& M University Kingsville working toward my bachelor’s degree in social work. I am working on bringing awareness...

COMMENTARY: Hidalgo County Judge: 2020 Census crucial to region

RICHARD CORTEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR April 1 triggers the official one-year countdown to the 2020 Census that will define our community for at...

EDITORIAL: Looking up: Valley on the verge of promising new era

The light shines at the end of the tunnel. That light illuminates a stadium called the world of tomorrow. Inside the tunnel the excitement...

LETTER: Valley invited migrant hordes

The sad migration of undocumented immigrants had its start right here in the Rio Grande Valley. They were invited here, promised sanctuary, promised a...

LETTER: Who’s to blame for arms race

I was really amazed to see the LA Times-sourced news in The Monitor stating that “Putin edges closer to renewed arms race.” The last...

LETTER: Lost respect for our elders

Reminiscent about those Saturday mornings on the lake telling the old guy, in a 7-year-old voice, “You have to put the worm on first,...

EDITORIAL: Real reform: Voter fraud can be stopped by focus on the right targets

A federal judge in San Antonio last week rightly stopped a massive purge of Texas voting rolls, which invalidated the registration of many eligible...

LETTER: Train wreck adds new car

The Democratic train wreck otherwise known as the list of hopeful candidates just added Beto O’Rourke to the list. My bet is on an...