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Community, parents need voice heard over PSJA’s charter ideaI am a parent and a taxpayer in the PSJA ISD community. This district has been incredible when it comes to community outreach, communication to parents and providing programs to benefit our students. I love PSJA ISD and I feel that …

In response to Ned Pierce’s accusation in Friday’s Monitor that I have “self righteous progressive pomposity,” I say THANK YOU! To paraphrase an old saying, self righteous progressive pomposity in the defense of children and others is no vice. The details that make me “wave my hands about” a…

Have you noticed the vertical integration of education happening in the Rio Grande Valley? We now have colleges/universities in the area partnered with local school districts that have academies, then early college high schools, and then dual enrollment. Many of these new programs and initia…

In honor of National Police Week, which was last week, this poem is dedicated to all, who with dignity and respect have been entrusted to wear the “badge of honor,” and to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to fulfill the oath they took “to serve and protect.”

I read with great interest Thursday’s front page story, “A solemn tour,” on Wednesday’s Ride of Silence held in McAllen to honor cyclists killed on Valley roadways. The Opinion page also had an editorial on Wednesday detailing the depressing, senseless cycling accident accounts.

Kudos to the U.S. Border Patrol officers who likely saved the life of a 2-month-old tiger cub who was being smuggled into the United States, jammed in a duffel bag. While this seizure made headlines, unfortunately the smuggling of exotic and endangered animals takes place every day, and thos…

Thanks for the recent story regarding changes to the 2020 census. Your article has spread awareness to the people of Hidalgo County, including my family and friends.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York and who has headed the U.S. Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Committee, in his recent op-ed for the Wall Street Journal critized the Democratic Party for “slamming the door on catholics and their values.” Dolan said the political par…

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