EDITORIAL: Congratulations to all voted in for service in the RGV

The spring 2017 elections are in the books (almost) and so we congratulate the winners, as well as everyone who campaigned, and the voters...

LETTERS: On Texas’ voter ID law, Trump’s vacations, self-driving cars and kindness

Voter ID law supportedRecently there have been several rulings by judges that Texas’ voter ID law was disenfranchising some voters. In the summer of...

LETTERS: On immigrants

Supporting immigrantsIn response to a recent letter by Guadalupe E. Aguirre of Edinburg, who claimed that all undocumented immigrants are criminals, I point out...

COMMENTARY: How anti-sanctuary cities bill will harm Texas

BY LIZ WOLFEEDITOR'S NOTE: This column ran on Sunday, May 7 before Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measure into law that evening.The controversial anti-sanctuary...

COMMENTARY: Maneuvering through Port Isabel immigration courts

BY DEBBIE NATHANI visited a judicial proceeding in South Texas last month. Map-wise, it was in America. Courtroom-wise, it could have been in a...

COMMENTARY: ‘Double Irish’ tax schemes could incrase with Trump’s tax plan

BY DR. SETH H. GIERTZAmong developed nations, the United States stands out with the highest corporate tax rate. President Donald Trump plans to change...

COMMENTARY: $70B in TXDOT projects by 2027

BY TRYON LEWISThe Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an update of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $70 billion Unified Transportation Program (UTP). The UTP...

LETTERS: Debating Monitor ‘bias’ and Trump’s impeachment

Monitor ‘bias’ debatedRecent letters to the editor from conservative supporters came out in force recently blaming The Monitor for their “liberal media” bias once...

COMMENTARY: It’s National Space Day

BY JOE CARLENGoing back to the dawn of civilization, many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration. Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding...

LETTERS: On Cinco de Mayo and other Texas history dates and Brownsville’s Prayer Day

Cinco de Mayo & April 21Today on Cinco de Mayo, the entire Rio Grande Valley will be celebrating the Mexican victory at the Battle...