COMMENTARY: RGV should back tax reforms

BY JORGE MARTINEZThere are a lot of good reasons why reforming the tax code makes sense. But for the people of the Rio Grande...

EDITORIAL: Don’t deny our justice system President Trump

In all likelihood, President Donald Trump soon will sign into law a measure that will limit the right of American consumers to go to...

LETTERS: On Patterson trial, slaughterhouses and protecting pets at Halloween

End Patterson trial storiesIt’s about time The Monitor drops its daily write ups on this dog-and-pony show, the capital murder trail of Monica Melissa...

LETTERS: On Halloween fire safety, Monitor football coverage and UTRGV president

Fire safety this HalloweenI get it. You were working in your lab late one night and didn’t remind your youngest superhero to watch his...

COMMENTARY: NAFTA talks jeopardized by Trump

BY ANTONIO GARZAIt’s been eight long weeks since the NAFTA renegotiations kicked off. It was an ambitious agenda for a short period of time,...

EDITORIAL: Breathing better air in McAllen

The dangers and health risks of smoking and those caused by second-hand smoke are readily documented and well known. So we applaud the McAllen...

COMMENTARY: Banker says vote ‘yes’ on Prop 2

BY FORD SASSERSince 1998, Texans have been taking out home equity loans to pay for such needed items as home improvement projects, college educations,...

EDITORIAL: Untimely Donna voting conflict

Before early voting even began this week, a pall marked the elections in the city of Donna where a mayoral candidate’s eligibility is at...

LETTERS: On constitutional election, working and colonias

Constitutional electionsThank you for the informative “Know 7 propositions” editorial in Sunday’s Monitor. However, I submit that the premise for recommending voting against Proposition...

LETTERS: On tax cuts and Red Ribbon Week this week

Tax cuts neededCongress has finally passed a budget. Now it’s time to pass tax cuts.As the president of Guy Chemical Company in Pennsylvania, believe...