EDITORIAL: Don’t lament dissent: It’s a sign of freedom

Many Americans are still enjoying a long weekend that began with Thursday’s July Fourth holiday. Some, however, may argue that “enjoy” might be the...

COMMENTARY: Border crisis is complex

BY BILL REAGAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The border is in crisis. And it is not. The Department of Homeland Security faces a difficult challenge....

EDITORIAL: Report it: Full account of damage begins with preparation

Harlingen officials issued their city’s residents a reminder that all Rio Grande Valley residents should heed. They said residents should take a full account...

LETTERS: More crisis help needed; Discrimination needs solution; Executions should stop

More crisis help needed The Rio Grande Valley lacks programs that assist many individuals from suicide crises or other mental health issues. There is a need...

LETTERS: Thanks given for water bills; Educate migrants; Police thanked for responses

Thanks given for water bills The Valley Interfaith leaders recognize Democratic Senators Eddie Lucio Jr. and Juan Hinojosa, and Republican Senator Charles Perry from Lubbock, for...

COMMENTARY: A humane border solution

U.S. SEN. JOHN CORNYN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “We now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that only underscores the need to...

EDITORIAL: Court weakens democracy with its ruling on districts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that it — and all federal courts — lack the authority to review the composition of voting...

LETTERS: Keep NPR in Valley; Stand against LNG efforts; Refugee support unconstitutional

Keep NPR in Valley W.F. Strong’s “Stories from Texas” public radio show says, “Europeans think of three things when they think of Texas: cowboys, oil...

EDITORIAL: A year after shooting spree, reporters still face hostility

A year ago a gunman entered the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, and killed five people. At the time many...

LETTERS: Climate change a security risk; Messy Texas; Sex ed needed

Climate change a security risk Fifty-eight former U.S. national security leaders, including 35 admirals and generals, sent a letter on climate change to President Donald...