COMMENTARY: Expect ‘fair and equitable’ approach as Hidalgo County’s budget process begins

BY RICHARD CORTEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR This week marks the beginning of the months-long 2019 budget process for Hidalgo County. It begins with...

EDITORIAL: Forget Superman: People must look up to mothers

This is the age of the superhero, judging from the most popular films coming out of Hollywood. Movies based on popular crime-fighter comic books...

EDITORIAL: Execution ban just first step in judging delusional inmates

Texas' House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would ban the execution of severely mentally ill inmates. We trust the Senate will support the bill...

COMMENTARY: Consumers and EMS

BY LEONARDO OLIVARES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Recognizing our emergency medical technicians during this National EMS Week gives the Rio Grande Valley an opportunity...

EDITORIAL: Trains become problematic while their future uncertain in RGV

The railroad built this country. Indeed, many U.S. cities purposely grew right on the rail lines that connected them to the rest of the...

EDITORIAL: TxDOT announces focus on border infrastructure

Even before the Rio Grande Valley’s three transportation authorities agreed to merge into one regional body, things were looking up for Valley infrastructure. The Texas...

COMMENTARY: Being there for kids

BY ANA D. GONZALEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR As a former teacher, I know just how much impact educators have in every child’s life. Growing...

LETTERS: Health care for everyone; Unhealthy decisions; Why are we different?

Health care for everyone I would like to understand Mr. Raul Alessandri and those who oppose universal health care (Letters, April 12). They say it...

EDITORIAL: Health care in Valley continues to improve

Ten years ago — in April 2009 — New Yorker magazine published an article that proclaimed health care in the Rio Grande Valley to...

LETTERS: Be truthful in campaigns; Assange defended

Be truthful in campaigns Political campaigns on the federal and state levels have left a question with regard to the use of factual truths versus...