EDITORIAL: Holy war: Government should reconsider planned seizure of church land

Editorial: No one expects anything so severe to occur in the United States, but the current administration already has tried to restrict entry into this country by people from Muslim countries. The land seizure could be seen as a punitive act against another religion, in this case the Catholic Church, and given the sensitive nature, it’s an issue the administration might want to avoid.

EDITORIAL: Yturria’s use of land created historic and ecological assets

Much of the land that is now called the Rio Grande Valley once carried the Yturria name. Much of the land between Starr County...

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: 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: Giving thanks: Even amid angst and turmoil, we have reasons for gratitude

MONITOR EDITORIAL Perhaps it’s appropriate that Thanksgiving comes so soon after our national elections, when much of the country is upset about the results and...

EDITORIAL: Our congressional delegation can best address major issues

EDITORIAL For years Republican Congress members chafed at President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders to replace legislation that never was passed. Donald Trump’s similar...

EDITORIAL: Congress must reassert its legislative authority

The United States is a nation of laws. We hear that statement a lot, usually when people complain about actions or policies they think...

EDITORIAL: Honor nation’s veterans by using troops wisely

Someday, many U.S. veterans — perhaps 15,000 or more — will be able to tell their grandchildren about the time they were sent to...

EDITORIAL: Drainage bonds approved; county should honor trust

Hidalgo County voters are to be applauded for investing in their future safety. By a 2-to-1 margin, they approved a $190 million bond proposal...

EDITORIAL: Single-party voting affects ballots cast for individuals

The Rio Grande Valley might be the largest region in Texas that is a true bastion for the Democratic Party. Longtime residents might remember...