President Trump has threatened to completely close our southern border if a group of Honduran refugees makes it through Mexico and gets to our ports of entry. While we don’t expect it to actually happen, such a move could devastate our nation’s economy, and nowhere would it be felt more than…

We welcome news that the Rio Grande Valley was chosen for one of the public forums involving the two major candidates for the U.S. Senate seat from Texas on this year’s ballot. CNN announced last week that it had scheduled a town hall event between incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Democrati…

Technology has made it easier than ever to engage ourselves in America’s participatory form of government. Astronauts already have voted from outer space. We also have found in recent years that our elections system can be compromised without adequate safeguards, once proper precautions are …

Since my immigration from California almost 20 years ago, I have written, and had printed in The Monitor and the Progress Times, thousands of words questioning and criticizing our drainage problem. Bonds were passed, money changed hands, was given away, patches were put in place, the Raymond…

It is now clear the Trump administration will not be holding Saudi feet to the fire over the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Instead, it’s looking to give them an off-ramp, a route to escape responsibility.

Most of all, I am disoriented by the speed at which major news events pass into the rearview mirror in contemporary America.

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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…

E-cigarette use in the United States has increased rapidly since its introduction in 2007. While electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are often touted as a less harmful alternative to smoking, it is important to remember that these devices can be harmful, nonetheless. While the long-term eff…

Now that the warm and fuzzy sentimentality of Mother’s Day is behind us, let’s take a look at the real cost of being a mother. I’m not talking about what it costs to raise a child in the United States, which is $233,610 excluding college. No, I am talking about what having a child costs the …

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