Climate change threatens the South Texas Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for a remarkable diversity of birdlife.
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Without a real definition of border security, state budget analysts can’t tell whether spending has been effective, and yet $815 million is proposed anyway.
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.
In this full version, a state police officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) shoots at an unarmed truck of immigrants. Out of the three wounded men, only one would survive to tell his story.
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.
With increased border militarization, South Texas is becoming a dangerous place for unarmed immigrants.
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.