EDITORIAL: ‘An amazing honor’ for an amazing RGV nun

She has done it again.Sister Norma Pimentel, the Rio Grande Valley’s uber-ambassador, met last week at the Vatican with Pope Francis to help kick...

EDITORIAL: Congress needs to get to work on DACA bill before window of opportunity...

For decades, U.S. immigration laws have been in need of reform. And so as the March 5 deadline approached to fix the expiring Deferred...

EDITORIAL: Help RGV ward against fruit flies by picking/disposing citrus fruit

During National Agriculture Day today, we ask residents to take a moment and help agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley. Namely: Do your part...

EDITORIAL: Be cautious with border wall; cutting corners can be costly

President Donald Trump’s border wall is imminent in Hidalgo County.Landowners along the border have started to receive letters regarding the federal government’s planned barrier...

EDITORIAL: McAllen is a step closer to a new federal courthouse

Congratulations to U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, for using his persistence and his influence to secure a recommendation by a key federal committee that...

EDITORIAL: Edinburg: Are you in, or out, on county courthouse project?

Hidalgo County Commissioners on Tuesday held a prolonged discussion on what to do if the city of Edinburg reneges on its previous promises to...

EDITORIAL: It’s time to nominate the 2018 RGV Citizen of the Year

MONITOR EDITORIAL There’s no shortage of people in the Rio Grande Valley who are the very definition of good neighbors. They enrich our lives, offer...

EDITORIAL: The legacy of Speaker Joe Straus

A seismic political shock wave rolled across Texas last week that relatively few constituents across the state will understand: The surprise announcement by the...

EDITORIAL: La Villa’s outrageous meal per diem rates

The raising of daily meal allowances for out of town travel, which La Villa aldermen gave themselves last week, amounts to nearly five times...

EDITORIAL: Congress must find a DACA solution

The number of Dreamers — immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children — vary from 690,000 to 800,000, depending upon who is...