EDITORIAL: Thanks, Mom: Pandemic makes it clear: Mother was always right

Momma told us to wash our hands. Momma told us to cover our faces when we coughed. Oh, if only we had listened. Maybe we...

COMMENTARY: A primer on the coronavirus

NURA SALHADAR, MY TURN As a recent public health graduate, I have found it surreal to watch a major public health crisis unfold before my very...

EDITORIAL: Our shame: Another Valley official faces corruption, criminal charges

We couldn’t escape the year without another Rio Grande Valley official facing charges of corruption. This time it’s Brownsville Independent School District member Sylvia Atkinson,...

EDITORIAL: Burdened: Property taxpayers need help with new valuations

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and the functioning of government, and left many people dealing with lost jobs or reduced hours. Given...

EDITORIAL: Flying high: Increased activity suggests big days ahead for SpaceX

While the attention of most people probably has been focused on the coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, Space Exploration Technologies has been busy advancing...

LETTERS: Let’s keep kids home

I am glad children are not going back to school. We need more testing. If they send kids back to school or back to work,...

EDITORIAL: Suffrage: State should help, not hinder citizens’ ability to cast votes

There’s never a good time to suffer through a pandemic that prompts public stay-home orders. The timing of the current COVID-19 wave, however, couldn’t...

EDITORIAL: Challenges: Schools must be prepared for wide range of abilities

Gov. Greg Abbott probably made the right call when he ordered Texas’ public schools to remain closed for the rest of the spring semester....

COMMENTARY: Why the Rio Grande Valley will thrive again

The following is a text message I sent to my publisher Friday morning. “The crack in my armor is getting bigger, and I’m beginning to lose my cool. I’m taking the day to step away, and write, lest I blow up at another reporter who’s working their ass off.” Knowing precisely what I was referring to, he replied: “Yep, I understand.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

EDITORIAL: A fine fit: Valley could be good location for Tesla manufacturing plant

Elon Musk wants to get back to work. Specifically, he wants to start making Tesla cars again. And with California’s coronavirus-related lockdowns still in...