LETTERS: Juneteenth forgotten; Equalize education; Pay attention on local roads

Juneteenth forgotten Texas history has long forgotten Juneteenth (Emancipation Day or Freedom Day). On June 19, 1865, Union Gen. Gordon Granger, standing on the balcony of...

LETTERS: Visiting La Lomita; US intelligence agencies blasted; Life over knowledge

Visiting La Lomita Recently I took the opportunity to visit La Lomita Chapel. I had never been there; I wanted to see it, the historical...

EDITORIAL: Officials must always try to reduce risk of flooding

The Rio Grande Valley — isn’t. Despite the catchy misnomer, local residents live in a flood plain. And as those living in the Mid-Valley a...

LETTERS: Let’s be rational on immigration; Border walls are obsolete; Climate makes wall necessary

Let’s be rational on immigration What should we think about immigration? It’s complicated. Are there some who might be criminals? Research shows it’s very few. Far more...

EDITORIAL: AMLO could make Mexico a new nation of immigrants

Six months into his presidency, Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Amador probably has spent more time than he’d like dealing with immigration issues. Swarms of...

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers rightly void contract secrecy ruling

If Enrique Iglesias ever returns to McAllen for a community event, taxpayers should be able to know what it will cost them. The Texas Legislature...

EDITORIAL: Giving might be seasonal but hunger is all year long

Valley Baptist Medical Center's Healthy Over Hungry cereal drive, which runs through Friday, reminds us that while many people donate food during the Thanksgiving...

LETTERS: Professions celebrated; Drug patents won’t change; No thanks, Mr. Biden; Inner debate; Opposing war offends veteran

Professions celebrated There certainly is additional congratulation due to Valley View High School for not only graduating all those pictured in The Monitor on June 2,...

LETTER: Drug trade merits wall

Drug trade merits wall I can’t believe you would put down President Trump’s campaign for a wall in El Paso as “entertaining” when your front...

COMMENTARY: A positive legislative session

STATE SEN. JUAN "CHUY" HINOJOSA | BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS The tone of Texas’ 86th Legislative Session was very different from the 85th session. There is no...