EDITORIAL : Mexico’s new president raises much uncertainty

Left-leaning populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will be Mexico’s president for the next six years, once he takes the oath of office in December....

COMMENTARY: Summer jobs scarce this year

BY JORDAN BRUNEAUFor young job seekers this summer there is not much to celebrate.American retailers, which have traditionally staffed up in summers, are closing...

Q&A with Beto O’Rourke: America must ‘listen and respect border communities’

EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, hopes to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz in March. The Monitor does not...

LETTERS: Reforming health care and Hidalgo Co. Courthouse opposed

Reforming health careI see our representatives in Congress are arguing over health care, again. If our Congress were subject to the same rules as...

COMMENTARY: New Hidalgo Co. Courthouse is ‘a need not a want’

BY HIDALGO COUNTY JUDGE RAMON GARCIALike many of you, I have spent the past few months listening to debates, reading articles and talking to...

LETTERS: On protecting pets from South Texas heat, gun safety and driving safety

Protect pets from South Texas heatWith news stories predicting very hot temperatures this summer, there is no denying the dangers that extreme heat have...

COMMENTARY: ‘Justicia’ for the killing of Mexican journalists

BY ANTONIO GARZACecilio Pineda Brito was lying in a hammock when they shot and killed him. Miroslava Breach Velducea was taking her 14-year old...

EDITORIAL: Many laws basically useless when they’re not enforced

It took a visiting judge to call out local officials for failing to be accountable to their constituents. Judge Robert Pate last week ordered Brownsville’s...

LETTERS: On being nice to mamma cows and protecting women

Cows are moms, tooAs I look forward to Mother’s Day and its cherished bond between mother and child, my mind wanders to dairy cows,...

COMMENTARY: Hidalgo Co. judge says RGV should merge into 1 MPO

BY RAMON GARCIASThe Rio Grande Valley is on the threshold of joining the top four metropolitan areas in the state to access millions in...