LETTERS: Somewhere in our time; Take this nation back

Somewhere in our time Somewhere in time — somewhere between the first breath of our life and the last gasp of our being — we...

2019 RGV Citizens of the Year: Valley MPO officials

Many cities and towns comprise the Rio Grande Valley, yet it generally is regarded as a single entity, with common characteristics, goals and problems. Its residents can be seen as one big family. Like any family, the relationships among the member cities and counties are complicated. Despite their commonality they sometimes come at odds, competing for key businesses and other features that can boost the economy not only of the Valley as a whole, but also of the host city. Clashes over the placement of institutions such as the medical school or funding allocations have even raised consternation from state officials who said no allocations would be considered until local officials stopped bickering and presented a single regional request. Sometimes, however, sensible, regional thinking develops on its own, and that happened in a big way when the Valley’s three metropolitan planning organizations, which plan transportation projects for the areas they cover, agreed to merge into one regional body. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for fundraiser; City supported on immigration; America invaded

Thanks for fundraiser Kudos to our police department, all the volunteers and the Baptist Retreat Center for the time and work that went into the...

EDITORIAL: Dear Mr. Trump: We have some suggestions regarding your border visit

Your office has announced that you plan to visit the U.S.-Mexico border this week to “meet with those on the front lines of the...

EDITORIAL: Giving thanks: Even amid angst and turmoil, we have reasons for gratitude

MONITOR EDITORIAL Perhaps it’s appropriate that Thanksgiving comes so soon after our national elections, when much of the country is upset about the results and...