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...

EDITORIAL: Uniform pay system needed in Hidalgo County, still

Once again, Hidalgo County Commissioners earlier this week had the opportunity to finally implement a uniform “Step and Grade” pay plan for all county...

LETTERS: On elections in Hidalgo County, McAllen mayoral race, Pharr city commission race and...

Management of local electionsThe writer of a Tuesday letter about Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramón’s Sunday column in The Monitor does not understand...

LETTERS: On McAllen mayoral election

Mayoral election debatedWhat are the most important qualifications to consider when electing a mayor? Voters obviously need to study the candidates’ history of financial...

COMMENTARY: Teen explains why Texas teens should not smoke

BY CARLOS VELARecently I took the day off from high school and drove three hours from Ingleside, Texas, to Austin to spend the day...

COMMENTARY: Don’t raise Texas’ teen smoking age to 21

BY BRIAN FOJTIKIn what has become somewhat of a Texas tradition, the state Legislature is once again considering a proposal to raise the smoking...