COMMENTARY: Jobs aplenty in Texas

As the numbers for 2018 begin to trickle in, it is becoming increasingly obvious that Texas had a banner year in terms of job...

COMMENTARY: Tax cuts one year later

In 2018, provisions of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act went into effect. The act simplified some aspects of the federal tax code...

COMMENTARY: Brexit limbo: Complex economic linkages don’t vanish overnight

The recent Parliamentary vote on a proposed Brexit deal resulted in a decisive “no” to Prime Minister Theresa May’s path for the United Kingdom...

COMMENTARY: Animal overpopulation — A crisis on the southern border

There is a crisis along the southern border of Texas, one that has been growing for decades with no easy resolutions in sight. It’s...

COMMENTARY: Benefits of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Perryman: Basic medical research is part of society’s essential infrastructure and is worthy of public investment. CPRIT has demonstrated the capacity to enhance the health of Texans and the economy at a pace that far exceeds the direct commitment of taxpayer resources.

COMMENTARY: Here’s the long-term economic forecast for Texas metropolitan areas

Perryman: Texas’ large metropolitan areas will continue to drive overall growth in the future as the state economy and population becomes more concentrated in these population centers.

COMMENTARY: UTRGV is transforming the region

Sen. Hinojosa: Education and health care are two of the most important factors in a region’s economic growth. The impact that UTRGV and the SOM have had in such a short period of time on improving both factors is astonishing.

COMMENTARY: Is the US, China trade truce actual relief?

Perryman: Tariffs are already harming affected industries in the U.S. and China, consumers have been negatively affected, and economic performance has suffered. ...Let’s hope the truce holds and progress is forthcoming.

COMMENTARY: My one and only meeting with George H.W. Bush

"America needs men like this, but we also need to learn how to appreciate men like this." -Louise Butler, member of The Monitor Board of Contributors

COMMENTARY: Lessons learned from running an RGV animal shelter

BY KEELY LEWISRunning an animal shelter presents unending challenges, especially in a community that doesn’t treat spaying and neutering as an essential requirement of...