EDITORIAL: Port training agreement can offer more benefits

It’s gratifying to see that cooler heads prevailed and Texas A&M University, along with Texas State Technical College, will establish a job training program for tenants at the Port of Brownsville. Plans to sign a memorandum of understanding between the port and the institutions had been tabled last month after Texas Southmost College voiced its opposition to the agreement. Read more at the Monitor.com.

LETTERS: America needs heart transplant; Presidents’ debts noted; Keep better track of former felons

Letters to the Editor for Friday, September 6, 2019: America needs heart transplant Christ teaches us that evil words and hateful deed flow from corrupt, sick hearts,...

EDITORIAL: New alcohol delivery law welcome, promotes safety

Some laws have little purpose other than to give some well-connected businesses an unfair advantage over the competition. The Texas Legislature addressed a couple...

COMMENTARY: Democrats’ name-calling

BY MELVIN L. THOMPSON | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Wow! I already knew I was a deplorable from Hillary Clinton’s last presidential campaign when she...

LETTERS: Climate disruption; Pastor should not comment; End relations with Mexico

Climate disruption The last year or two has seen an unusual number of U.S. natural disasters: major hurricanes, massive Midwest floods, too many deadly tornadoes,...

COMMENTARY: Immigration’s root issues

BY U.S. REP. VICENTE GONZALEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR On Aug. 11, McAllen and the 15th District of Texas had the privilege of welcoming...

EDITORIAL: In a great leap, SpaceX ‘hop’ at Boca Chica became a major event...

After a few delays and one aborted attempt, the SpaceX Starhopper finally made its ultimate flight on Tuesday at Boca Chica Beach. And although...

COMMENTARY: We must reduce poverty

BY RICHARD F. CORTEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR This is the second installment in a four-part series outlining the top priorities of Hidalgo County....

LETTERS: Silence is complicity; Ideas Festival garners praise; Two-sided on border; Statue outdated

Silence is complicity What pride does one take in endorsing cruelty? It is bad enough that someone commits cruelty against anyone. To do so against...

LETTERS: Alzheimer’s advocacy; What happened to our country; Don’t support NRA recipients

Alzheimer’s advocacy One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented,...