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: Last chance to vote early is today Hidalgo County

We’ll admit it: This election cycle has been exhausting. And we think many in our Hidalgo County communities probably feel the same way.The good...

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: Participate: Filling out census important, despite citizenship question

The decennial national census is less than a year away. As the debate continues over the Trump administration’s wish to include a question about...

EDITORIAL: Holy days a reminder that something better awaits

For most of the Western world, these are among the holiest of days. The Jewish feast of Passover began Friday and runs through Saturday;...

EDITORIAL: Praise for RGV young ‘heroes’ by State Board of Education

When Crystal Pacheco, a first grader at Monte Cristo Elementary School, in Edinburg, last year was asked to write a letter containing her Christmas...

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: Feeling safe: Survey adds more evidence that border is not imperiled

To hear some people talk, the U.S.-Mexico border is overrun by outlaws, drug dealers and foreign invaders, and that’s why we need a wall...

EDITORIAL: UTRGV programs will incorporate local history into curricula

Even young students often voice a pride in their culture, their home and their neighborhoods. And yet educators have long complained that it’s hard...