EDITORIAL: Shine the light: Public info protections help keep us informed

Today starts Sunshine Week, an annual media campaign that highlights the need — and right — to know what our elected officials are doing...

EDITORIAL: Show respect: Reports suggest border policy on asylum seekers is punitive

Two reports from The Associated Press suggest that U.S. policy toward migrants continues to be unnecessarily punitive. One specifically targets Spanish speakers, which is...

EDITORIAL: Feeling safe: Survey adds more evidence that border is not imperiled

To hear some people talk, the U.S.-Mexico border is overrun by outlaws, drug dealers and foreign invaders, and that’s why we need a wall...

COMMENTARY: What is the BBB?

DOLORES SALINAS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The Better Business Bureau’s motto is Start With Trust. The BBB’s vision is to promote an ethical marketplace...

EDITORIAL: Needed access: Air ambulance service a vital Valley resource

Many Rio Grande Valley drivers think little of zipping along the highway from Brownsville to a concert in Hidalgo, from Mission to South Padre...

LETTER: Save NPR in the RGV

Editor: We are surprised and saddened by the lack of concern in the Rio Grande Valley about the imminent loss of NPR News on...

COMMENTARY: Rep. Gonzalez: Border needs upgrades, not ‘emergency’ wall

U.S. REP. VICENTE GONZALEZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR For too long President Trump has spun fantasies of crime in border cities like McAllen to...

EDITORIAL: Keep moving: Residents commended to fitness commitment

Public officials across the Rio Grande Valley have worked for years to promote healthier lifestyles in the region. It looks like their efforts are paying...

EDITORIAL: No surprises: Proposal seeks to aid patients by reducing unexpected costs

Rio Grande Valley residents don’t always have many choices in certain medical procedures, especially in local emergency rooms. And when they’re hurting, they might...

LETTER: Ignoring the facts

Many in the GOP and President Donald Trump fuel each other with a continuing demand for a border wall. It is an undisputed fact that...