EDITORIAL: Government shouldn’t ban, nor mandate, labor unions

With Labor Day upon us on Monday, we note that labor unions have taken a higher profile in the news than in recent years,...

EDITORIAL: Drainage improvements lower storm damage cost

Hidalgo County voters are encouraged to vote for county Drainage District No. 1’s Proposition A on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Early voting...

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...

EDITORIAL: RGV education program for low-income gets worthy national praise

The Rio Grande Valley nonprofit organization VIDA, which helps low-income adults attain a workforce degree or certificate, is finally getting the national recognition and...

EDITORIAL: Regime change: Valley officials should establish ties to new Mexican government

MONITOR EDITORIAL A new era begins Saturday in Mexico with the inauguration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as its new president. Generally known by his...

EDITORIAL: UTRGV filling market need with new hospitality program

The Rio Grande Valley’s location along an international border and a major shoreline makes it a huge tourist attraction; visitors, from weekend beachgoers to...

EDITORIAL: Much discussion, little action over Valley MPO merger idea

As the Rio Grande Valley grows, many people are calling for local officials to think regionally and combine their efforts for the greater good....

EDITORIAL: Government offices should work to consolidate

Technological advances are enabling people to conduct more of their business online, reducing their need to go to the store, to the library for...

EDITORIAL: Let Election Day turnout match early vote numbers

Election Day is Tuesday. Early voting ended Friday, and registered voters who didn’t cast their ballots during that period are encouraged to plan now...

EDITORIAL: AMLO’s initial fiscal moves indicate welcome restraint

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador traditionally has aligned himself with leftist political parties and stances. But he ended 2018 with announcements that suggest...