LETTERS: On Beto O’Rourke’s visit to RGV and Hispanic veterans

O’Rourke’s candidacyIt never ceases to amaze me how easily the voters of the Rio Grande Valley are bamboozled by someone who adopts a nickname...

LETTERS: Debating LUPE’s refusal to meet with Sen. Cruz

We respectfully consider that The Monitor’s editorial regarding “the art of politics” misses the point in comparing LUPE’s decision not to meet privately with...

COMMENTARY: Bilingual job opportunities at new McAllen call center will help RGV

BY ANABEL CHAVEZHaving a strong community starts with good-paying jobs. When jobs come to a town, neighborhoods and families benefit. Yet for too long...

COMMENTARY: Why LUPE leader says a town hall meeting is best forum for Cruz...

BY JUANITA VALDEZ-COXWednesday’s edition of The Monitor carried an editorial that criticized our decision to decline an invitation to meet with Sen. Ted Cruz,...

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...