COMMENTARY: Traffickers prey on the vulnerable

As many of our daily activities have moved online due to the novel coronavirus, so have criminals. And one of their targets is our...

EDITORIAL: SpaceX plans create many opportunities

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s announcement last week that the company would build as well as launch rockets in the Rio Grande Valley opens up...

COMMENTARY: Can 2020 Census be saved?

BY DR. M. RAY PERRYMANThe 2020 U.S. Census is at risk due to inadequate funding, planning and staffing, and the consequences could be quite...

EDITORIAL: New life

For nearly a century, El Jardin Hotel has been an iconic structure in Downtown Brownsville. In its heyday the majestic building was a symbol...

EDITORIAL: Going Green

President Jimmy Carter famously installed solar panels at the White House in 1979. Just as famously, Ronald Reagan had them removed shortly after he...

EDITORIAL: Hidalgo Co. Commissioners should serve the public

There’s no excuse why Hidalgo County Commissioners today won’t reconsider the appointment of Precinct 1 Commissioner David Fuentes’ uncle to the powerful Hidalgo County...

LETTER: What’s going on in legal system?

I would like to ask knowledgeable readers of The Monitor for answers to the question: What is wrong with our Rio Grande Valley court...

COMMENTARY: Make a lifetime commitment to cancer prevention

BY LORENA SAENZ GONZALEZIf you’re like many Americans, you’re already neglecting your New Year’s resolutions. But consider the big picture: Lifestyle changes — like...

LETTER: Officials oppose Trump declaration

The Rio Grande Valley delegation of the Texas Legislature stands opposed to President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency for a non-existent border crisis....

LETTERS: Revolutionary giant forgotten; People tend to categorize

Revolutionary giant forgotten American history has long forgotten Pedro (Peter) Francisco, the Virginia giant and the giant of the American Revolution. Left on the ocean docks...