COMMENTARY: Hidalgo County Judge: 2020 Census crucial to region

April 1 triggers the official one-year countdown to the 2020 Census that will define our community for at least the next 10 years and...

EDITORIAL: Looking up: Valley on the verge of promising new era

The light shines at the end of the tunnel. That light illuminates a stadium called the world of tomorrow. Inside the tunnel the excitement...

LETTER: Valley invited migrant hordes

The sad migration of undocumented immigrants had its start right here in the Rio Grande Valley. They were invited here, promised sanctuary, promised a...

LETTER: Who’s to blame for arms race

I was really amazed to see the LA Times-sourced news in The Monitor stating that “Putin edges closer to renewed arms race.” The last...

LETTER: Lost respect for our elders

Reminiscent about those Saturday mornings on the lake telling the old guy, in a 7-year-old voice, “You have to put the worm on first,...

EDITORIAL: Real reform: Voter fraud can be stopped by focus on the right targets

A federal judge in San Antonio last week rightly stopped a massive purge of Texas voting rolls, which invalidated the registration of many eligible...

LETTER: Train wreck adds new car

The Democratic train wreck otherwise known as the list of hopeful candidates just added Beto O’Rourke to the list. My bet is on an...

LETTER: New puzzle complicated

Recently you changed the provider of the Sunday Sudoku HighFives. This new puzzle is very complicated. I always looked forward to the Sunday puzzle and...

LETTER: Seek God’s forgiveness

Recently, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ignited a firestorm after attempting to describe how a living baby could legally be disposed of if the mother...

LETTER: Whither letters?

The Monitor’s Opinion Page is terrific! In so many ways it’s the “Voice of the People.” Letters to the Editor is the outlet! Lately, so few...