COMMENTARY: State rep from RGV says Ted Cruz needs to ‘compromise’

BY STATE REP. TERRY CANALESOn Wednesday, The (McAllen) Monitor’s Editorial Board seemed to criticize LUPE (La Unión del Pueblo Entero) for stating that they...

LETTERS: On Sen. Cruz’ 4th of July visit and Trump’s foreign affairs

Cruz controversyIn my opinion, before the mayor of McAllen, representing the largest city in Hidalgo County, invites someone to represent Democracy in a Fourth...

COMMENTARY: What the high court would look like without Kennedy

BY ERWIN CHEMERINSKYWith the U.S. Supreme Court handing down this term’s last decision Monday, great attention is being focused on the possibility that Justice...

EDITORIAL: Advanced STC nursing degrees pushed by RGV lawmakers

By all accounts that we’ve heard, the 85th Legislature was a particularly nasty session marked by much infighting, varying political agendas and little leadership...

LETTERS: On local medical drop off boxes and Juneteeth talk

Use medical drop boxesAs the opioid epidemic continues on the rise across the nation, it is important to keep in mind what it means...

COMMENTARY: Preserve, expand Medicaid in Texas

BY COSSY HOUGHAs Congress wrestles with replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a big question is where they will land with Medicaid expansion. Rolling...

COMMENTARY: Stop surprise medical billing in Texas

BY DR. CHRISTOPHER MORIATES AND VICTORIA VALENCIASIs there anything more emblematic of our troubled healthcare system than a patient receiving a “surprise bill” in...

COMMENTARY: Distracted driving exacts toll on Texas families

BY STACEY RIDDLEA year has passed since our family changed forever. My daughters, 19-year-old Brianna and 17-year-old Jade, were so full of life, enthusiasm...

COMMENTARY: Why Gov. Abbott is ‘choosing pollution over people’

BY COURTNEY NAQUINIn 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott said President Barack Obama’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were “unilateral executive overreach.” He’s leaned on...

EDITORIAL: Educate yourself on healthcare proposals

Depending on the political winds at the moment, the U.S. Senate may or may not vote this week on a bill that supporters say...