The Monitor Editorial Board


EDITORIAL: Charter schools have proven they deserve to be expanded

The Valley has benefited from the existence of some of the state’s top charter schools, and some say the competition has been a factor in the overall improvement of many traditional public schools in the area as well.

EDITORIAL: AMLO plan for migrants might benefit all parties

Providing opportunities for Central American migrants that also benefit Mexico’s economy should reduce the flow of migrants from both regions to this country, reducing some of the problems that currently cloud the debate over our own immigration policy. U.S. officials should be willing to work with Lopez Obrador on this plan that could bring benefits to all concerned.

EDITORIAL: Holy war: Government should reconsider planned seizure of church land

Editorial: No one expects anything so severe to occur in the United States, but the current administration already has tried to restrict entry into this country by people from Muslim countries. The land seizure could be seen as a punitive act against another religion, in this case the Catholic Church, and given the sensitive nature, it’s an issue the administration might want to avoid.

EDITORIAL: Yturria’s use of land created historic and ecological assets

Much of the land that is now called the Rio Grande Valley once carried the Yturria name. Much of the land between Starr County...

EDITORIAL: Regime change: Valley officials should establish ties to new Mexican government

MONITOR EDITORIAL A new era begins Saturday in Mexico with the inauguration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as its new president. Generally known by his...

EDITORIAL: It’s time to nominate the 2018 RGV Citizen of the Year

MONITOR EDITORIAL There’s no shortage of people in the Rio Grande Valley who are the very definition of good neighbors. They enrich our lives, offer...

EDITORIAL: Giving thanks: Even amid angst and turmoil, we have reasons for gratitude

MONITOR EDITORIAL Perhaps it’s appropriate that Thanksgiving comes so soon after our national elections, when much of the country is upset about the results and...

EDITORIAL: Our congressional delegation can best address major issues

EDITORIAL For years Republican Congress members chafed at President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders to replace legislation that never was passed. Donald Trump’s similar...