The Cartel Role in Booming Migration Through the Rio Grande Valley

Last year, nearly every region along the U.S.-Mexico border saw a decline in migrant apprehensions—except the Rio Grande Valley. Apprehensions there increased 70 percent, […]

Bad Bill: Could Texas Survive Annual Legislative Sessions?

House Bill 136 Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) There’s a long-running joke around the Texas Capitol: The Legislature meets for 140 days every two […]

Put Ethics Back in the Texas Ethics Commission

In the words of Fred Lewis, the Texas Ethics Commission is not just toothless, but gumless—a shell agency that makes a mockery of good government.