EDITORIAL: Regional hike-and-bike trail anticipated in RGV

Thankfully more people in the Rio Grande Valley are making a real effort to exercise regularly and be healthier by walking, hiking and running...

COMMENTARY: The real truth about SB 4

BY TRINIDAD GONZALEZWithin a democracy, accurate discussion of laws and policies by political and bureaucratic leaders is necessary. Otherwise it becomes difficult for the...

COMMENTARY: Congress must raise budget caps

BY U.S. REP. JOHN YARMUTHWe begin the 2018 budget process facing arbitrary and irresponsible spending caps that threaten our security, our economy, and our...

EDITORIAL: UT regent, former Starr County judge was servant of the people

There was a revelatory moment in Starr County on Monday when The Monitor was asking residents their reaction to news of the death of...

LETTERS: On ‘thorough’ RGV reporting, Good Samaritan and pump safety

‘Thorough reporting'The Monitor’s reporters do a fine job. As a relocated Valleyite, who subscribes to your online edition, I truly appreciate the thorough reporting...

COMMENTARY: There is ‘nothing to fear’ about new SB 4 law

BY GOV. GREG ABBOTT, HIDALGO CO. SHERIFF J.E. "EDDIE" GUERRA & McALLEN POLICE CHIEF VICTOR RODRIGUEZSAs law enforcement officers and elected officials, it is...

EDITORIAL: Changes to Weslaco’s political structure must come ‘from the people’

Weslaco Mayor David Suarez last week cast the deciding vote against holding a workshop to discuss whether to change the city’s current single-member district...

LETTERS: Reforming health care and Hidalgo Co. Courthouse opposed

Reforming health careI see our representatives in Congress are arguing over health care, again. If our Congress were subject to the same rules as...

COMMENTARY: Texas has opportunity to create jobs, infrastructure for poorest cities

BY JIM STANISLAUSIf you look closely at the Texas economy, you’ll discover that as our state flourishes, incomes in economically distressed urban and rural...

COMMENTARY: Why NAFTA is important to Texas

BY JEFF MOSELEYYou have heard a lot of talk about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) lately. There are those...