LETTERS: Edinburg’s infrastructure held up during recent storms,

Edinburg’s infrastructure held up during recent stormsI would like to commend the city of Edinburg for its efforts in the downtown area near UTRGV...

EDITORIAL: UTRGV programs will incorporate local history into curricula

Even young students often voice a pride in their culture, their home and their neighborhoods. And yet educators have long complained that it’s hard...

COMMENTARY: Keep the faith in the fight against COVID-19

By Thursday, reporters began to have that look in their eyes. The one that speaks less to fatigue and more to utter exhaustion, as the stress of the times began to fill their already-bloodshot eyes. I’ve seen it before during hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters; except now it’s as if a catastrophic storm is hitting us every single day. Despite it all, we remain in good spirits, laughing and in love with our work, serious about our duty and dedicated to informing the public. It was just a matter of time before those smiles belied something currently residing in all of us: concern. Regardless of our years of experience, COVID-19’s impact on our way of life is something we’ve never seen before. And I’m sure you, our readers, feel the same way. Granted, there have been horrific scenes and tragedies that left voids within us all, not to mention the national emergencies that put everyone on high alert and reminded us of our vulnerability. But this is different. Read the full story at themonitor.com

COMMENTARY: McAllen helps Texas earn ‘America’s Top State’ title

BY GOV. GREG ABBOTTJobs are growing in McAllen, with large gains seen in retail, education and health services. And continuing job growth is predicted.Thanks...

COMMENTARY: The science behind love

BY DR. DAVID M. BUSSFalling in love is intoxicating. It feels unplanned and unconstrained, wild horses of emotion impossible to control. When in its...

COMMENTARY: Young voters are doing us proud. Can we do the same for them?

BY MICHELLE CASTILLOThere is so much talk this year about young people and the election. Following massive youth mobilizations against gun violence, analysts and...

LETTERS: Courthouse project, school locations, public safety

Stop the courthouse project and fund drainage upgradesAll of The Monitor’s readers have heard this before, many from me: Stop the new courthouse.Why? Because...

LETTERS: On driving distracted and gun control

Don’t drive distractedApril is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Motor vehicle fatalities are up 6 percent from 2015. Taking a pledge not to drive distracted...

LETTERS: On hitting taxpayers hard, Trump and LNG

Hitting us all too hardPresident Donald Trump’s decision to end federal subsidies being paid to insurance companies is further proof that he is against...

LETTER: Let’s reach the national average

For the last week or more, I have been greeted each morning by the smiling faces of every member of almost every school board...