Jesse Bogan

By Jesse Bogan:


Flores Fractures His Democratic Base

by | Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:00 am CST

The Jaws of Life

The border yields bones, but not answers.

It was a marvel that the remains were found, let alone identified. Animals had torn into Cristobal A. Puente Gallardo’s corpse, leaving a few leg bones and vertebra, and a jawless skull. Scattered nearby were shoes, a mangled T-shirt, ripped … Read More


Border Seen

Impoverished children in San Benito chronicle their lives through photographs

Little distinguished the apartment complex amid the dilapidated frame homes and trailer parks in San Benito, a town of about 25,000 near Brownsville. A toy pony on springs, windows covered with aluminum foil, an old man in a wheelchair scanning … Read More


Slow Death, Slower Justice

How pesticides poisoned South Mission, but no one is responsible.

The pesticide mixer’s wife limped out of the early morning darkness onto a white bus bound for the state Capitol. Tomasa Garza, 72, settled in next to her husband, her gray hair pulled back, a large gold cross dangling from … Read More