A South Texas nature refuge's 14-month legal battle against the feds was derailed as Congress moves to shield the refuge and Trump declares an emergency.
UPDATE: A federal judge on Thursday dismissed the National Butterfly Center’s lawsuit and motion for a restraining order against the Trump administration over border wall construction in South Texas. The Washington, D.C., judge ruled that the administration had legally waived … Read More
The feds are moving on Starr County land that they don’t have funding to build on yet. Congress could still stop them.
Texas Teacher Could Lose Her Home If Trump Gets Any More Border Wall Funding The feds are moving on Starr County land that they don’t have funding to build on yet. Congress could still stop them. – by Gus Bova … Read More
The state parks department has pleaded with the administration to save Bentsen state park from the wall. But the feds have shown little interest.
Can a Beloved Texas State Park Survive Trump’s Wall? The state parks department has pleaded with the administration to save Bentsen state park from the wall. But the feds have shown little interest. – by Gus Bova February 5, 2019 … Read More
Environmentalists, veterans of the Standing Rock protests and Carrizo/Comecrudo tribal members are vowing to stare down the president's bulldozers.
The 154-year-old Eli Jackson Cemetery sits about a mile from the Rio Grande, south of the Hidalgo County town of San Juan. Encompassing about a quarter-acre, it hosts the remains of some 150 South Texans. Just a few feet north … Read More
New maps show that the president means to build through 162 tracts of private land in Roma, Rio Grande City and La Grulla, possibly razing a number of homes in the process.
For border residents, activists and journalists, information about Trump’s impending border wall is a rare commodity. The administration still hasn’t provided basic information to many affected landowners, for example, just weeks before it’s set to break ground on 14 miles … Read More
"When did the U.S. government get in the business of giving away the United States of America?" asked the director of a South Texas butterfly refuge.
On Wednesday, six opponents of Trump’s border wall addressed the Democratic members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in a forum convened by Congressman Raúl Grijalva, the committee’s newly minted chair whose sprawling district covers nearly the entire … Read More
Trump's wall is headed for a 100-acre butterfly sanctuary in Texas. CBP officials are just now providing basic information to the refuge's leaders.
In mid-December, eight Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials met with the leaders of the National Butterfly Center, a private 100-acre nature and wildlife sanctuary set to be bisected by Trump’s border wall as soon as February. The group met … Read More
As soon as February, the border wall is headed for a state park, a butterfly refuge and the land of a Hispanic family who’s called the Rio Grande Valley home since before it was the United States.
As soon as February, the border wall is headed for a state park, a butterfly refuge and the land of a Hispanic family who’s called the Rio Grande Valley home since before it was the United States. – by Gus … Read More
“Steel slats, concrete barriers, or bollard-style fences – they are all the same,” said a McAllen congressman. “I will not stand by as some of my fellow Democrats fall into this trap.”
During a Monday interview with “Fox and Friends,” Democratic Senator Chris Coons claimed to see light at the end of the government shutdown tunnel. In recent weeks, President Trump had taken to calling his “big, beautiful” border wall a “steel … Read More