Without a real definition of border security, state budget analysts can’t tell whether spending has been effective. But $815 million is proposed anyway.
Tag Archives: Rio Grande Valley
Boom, Bust, Exodus follows how NAFTA, coupled with Maytag’s move to Mexico, helped signal doom for Appliance City and transform a small border town.
Dina Nuñez, a 51-year-old mother of three and human rights organizer, used to go to the Planned Parenthood clinic in her hometown of […]
The Observer recently spoke with five women about how women’s health care in the Lone Star State has played a role in their lives and communities.
Beefing up border security means an increasingly military-style presence on the ground and in the air. The Observer investigates a surge that puts immigrants in the crosshairs.
Talk of miracles ignores the multitudes who make Texas a national leader in low-paying work.
Less obvious was the border as a place, home to millions of people charting a future within the paradox that is the border—desperately poor but highly lucrative; largely ignored while occupying a mythical place in the popular imagination.
Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, is campaigning like hell—how far will it get her? Chris Hooks got on the campaign bus for a few days to find out.
Mike Seifert is the seemingly tireless organizer for RGV Equal Voice Network, a coalition of nonprofits that tackles social justice issues in South Texas.
Jennifer Whitney documents the effects of cuts to women’s health-care and family-planning funding and access with a focus on the Rio Grande Valley.