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.
Tag Archives: Rio Grande Valley
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.
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.
At Camp Lonestar, a citizen militia campsite outside Brownsville, a group of armed volunteers seeks to ‘push back the illegals.’
In this week’s WTF Friday, we go deep, deep into the lavatories of democracy.
Members of the National Guard contingent that Governor Perry sent to the border have fallen on hard times, according to one Rio Grande Valley TV station.
In an interview with a tea party radio show, David Dewhurst described the surge of DPS and National Guard to the border with menacing bravado.
Guadalupe “Lupe” Treviño, the former sheriff of Hidalgo County and once one of the most powerful lawmen on the border, was sentenced to five […]
President Obama issued a presidential memo Monday calling the huge number of unaccompanied children crossing the border—primarily into Texas—an “urgent humanitarian situation.” The White […]
The U.S. government has reopened an emergency shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to house unaccompanied children from Central America. Government […]