COMMENTARY: Trump’s border wall threatens Starr County

BY STEFANIE HERWECKThe plans for President Donald Trump’s border walls in Starr County are extreme and alarming.Standing 20- to 30-feet tall, the structures would...

COMMENTARY: Understanding schools’ A-F accountability

BY MIKE MORATHOn Aug. 15, the Texas Education Agency will issue report cards for our schools. We do this for two main reasons. First,...

EDITORIAL: Citizenship question on Census ‘could penalize’ RGV

Ever since the idea was floated out three months ago — to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census — it has provoked...

COMMENTARY: Hidalgo County Judge: 2020 Census crucial to region

April 1 triggers the official one-year countdown to the 2020 Census that will define our community for at least the next 10 years and...

COMMENTARY: What is the BBB?

DOLORES SALINAS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The Better Business Bureau’s motto is Start With Trust. The BBB’s vision is to promote an ethical marketplace...

EDITORIAL: Cities pay up $7M in unpaid funds to UTRGV medical school

Last week the Texas Legislature agreed to give the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine $54.1 million for the next two...

COMMENTARY: Medicare steps up its fight against diabetes

BY BOB MOOSDiabetes affects as many as one in four older adults with Medicare. It costs hundreds of billions of dollars to treat and...

EDITORIAL: Suicides, overdoses reflect need for more mental health resources

Editorial: We should encourage a growth in careers in mental health research, treatment and counseling. Universities would do well to expand and promote their courses and degree plans in such careers, so that high school students and young adults recognize such offerings as valid career options.

EDITORIAL: Don’t deny our justice system President Trump

In all likelihood, President Donald Trump soon will sign into law a measure that will limit the right of American consumers to go to...

COMMENTARY: Texas GOP attitudes play to Census citizenship question

BY JIM HENSON AND JOSHUA BLANKSTexas Republican leaders’ embrace of the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census...