COMMENTARY: Special day set aside for gardening buffs

BY LOUISE BUTLER | BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS Since 2005, the first Saturday in May (May 4, this year), is designated as World Naked Gardening Day....

EDITORIAL: Local elections decide fate of bread-and-butter issues

Voters across the Rio Grande Valley will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in various municipal and school board elections. We hope...

LETTERS: Send items from Texas; Liberal wanted; Support for NPR; Info sought on taxidermist;...

Send items from Texas Hello! I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia, and my class is learning about the United States. We do state...

EDITORIAL: Valley officials join forces to address regional projects

After years of debate, the Rio Grande Valley’s three metropolitan planning organizations have agreed to merge. It marks a commitment to regional planning that...

COMMENTARY: The other Labor Day

BY ALÁN DÍAZ-SANTANA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR May 1, May Day, is celebrated across the world as International Laborer’s Day or Labor Day, except...

LETTER: Don’t lower voting age

According to the March 13 edition of the Mid-Valley Town Crier, the Honorable U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, has announced his support for lowering...

COMMENTARY: Misinformation abounds regarding migrants

BY JIM DARLING | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Over the past several months, much attention has been focused on the city of McAllen and the...

COMMENTARY: Spokesperson who shielded mayoral couple committed tax-funded media obstruction

The scene of an elected official in handcuffs, answering to criminal charges before a judge and confirming long-held suspicions of the presence of an...

EDITORIAL: Corruption charges add to Valley’s bad reputation

Thursday’s arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, his wife Dalia and others on charges of voter fraud are only the latest in a long,...

LETTERS: Opposing merit pay; Nothing changes

Opposing merit pay As teachers and school employees in the Rio Grande Valley, we were dismayed to learn that two Valley superintendents are advocating for...