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Letters to the Editor | Week of June 10-15, 2024

Letters to the editor published in The Monitor, Valley Morning Star and The Brownsville Herald during the week of June 10-15, 2024.

Editorial: Two water-related tragedies should remind us to practice caution at pools and the...

Summer is upon us. People on vacation and students on break from school often spend summer days at a neighborhood pool or the beach. Current hot, sunny weather surely makes a dip in the water all the more refreshing.

Commentary: Fighting elder fraud threats

According to the Senate Special Committee on Aging, older adults lose an estimated $2.9 billion annually to fraudulent scams. May was Older Americans Month, a time to call attention to the rising threat of fraud to older Americans. It is important that we share information on how to stay vigilant against scams and safeguard the financial security of older adults.

Commentary: The greatest moment in RGV high school sports history 

Andrea Ortiz is suddenly a cliché.

Letters to the Editor | Week of June 3-8, 2024

Letters to the editor published in The Monitor, Valley Morning Star and The Brownsville Herald during the week of June 3-8, 2024.

Commentary: The Zen of cicadas: Joint appearance is a rare occurrence

In the summer of 1803 President Thomas Jefferson concluded the Louisiana Purchase from the cash-strapped, strutting little tyrant, Napoleon Bonaparte. Jefferson then sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark off to map, explore and document the flora and fauna of the land that nearly doubled the land area of the newly created United States of America.

Editorial: As hurricane season begins residents should start preparing, and check insurance coverage

Hurricane season begins Saturday, and forecasters say the storms that have devastated parts of north and east Texas in past two weeks could be signs of things to come.

Commentary: Los Fresnos teacher had special impact on Coast Guard family

We are a military family who moved to Los Fresnos in the fall of 2021 due to my husband’s job with the U.S. Coast Guard. He is an XPO at the Aids to Navigation team at Station South Padre Island. We moved from Sitka, Alaska.

Editorial: DNA testing of immigrants more trouble than it’s worth, shouldn’t even be necessary

Former U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores wants mandatory DNA testing of all immigrants and favors a return of the much-denounced policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

Letters to the Editor | Week of May 27-June 1, 2024

Letters to the editor published in The Monitor, Valley Morning Star and The Brownsville Herald during the week of May 27-June 1, 2024.