Tag Archives: border wall

border wall by

The Trump Administration Blows Its Border Wall Budget in South Texas

A Texas Observer review of federal documents found that Congress gave CBP $445 million to build 25 miles of border wall in Hidalgo County. The money only paid for 13 miles.

The border wall contains multitudes. It’s a monument to racism, a minor inconvenience for would-be border crossers, and a hydrological threat to floodplain co...Read More

A section of the border wall near Camp Lonestar. by

Starr County Proposes Alternative Border Wall Plan

New maps obtained by the Observer represent a local plan developed as part of a Congressionally mandated consultation process.

In a set of maps submitted as a public comment to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday, local officials in Starr County outline an alternative border ...Read More

border wall by

Democrats Finally Play Hardball on the Border Wall

Emboldened congressional Democrats are going on offense against the wall. And that could be good news for the Rio Grande Valley.

For two and a half years, Congress and President Trump have battled over funding for his beloved border wall. Trump’s never gotten the kind of dough he’s af...Read More

As part of Laredo's annual celebration of George Washington's birthday, children from Nuevo Laredo and Laredo embrace on the international bridge in an abrazo ceremony. Representing Mexico this year were Emiliano Perez Garza, left, and Miranda Montes Mendoza. by

Washington Crossing the Rio Grande

Performing patriotism in Laredo while Trump’s wall looms.

Performing patriotism in Laredo while Trump’s wall looms. – by Daniel Blue Tyx June 10, 2019 At the midpoint of Laredo’s Juárez-Lincoln International...Read More

by

Sunk Costs

The border wall is more expensive than you think.

When the federal government builds a border wall, the taxpayer foots two bills. First, there’s the cost to get the thing built, a figure proclaimed in preside...Read More

by

Unearthing Resistance

As Trump’s wall threatens a pair of historic cemeteries, an unlikely network of powerful Rio Grande Valley families has coalesced to oppose it.

Unearthing Resistance As Trump’s wall threatens a pair of historic cemeteries, an unlikely network of powerful Rio Grande Valley families has coalesced to opp...Read More

border wall, flooding, trump, roma by

The Flood Next Time

In the floodplain of the Rio Grande, Trump's wall threatens to inundate communities on both sides of the border.

by Gus Bova May 6, 2019  In July 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice shelled out $12,000 for a 1.71-acre strip of land along the Rio Grande’s north bank i...Read More

by

Henry Cuellar and the Art of the Deal

The Laredo congressman publicly opposes the border wall, but keeps voting to fund it in his own district. Is he a savvy compromiser, or is he compromised?

Three things are true. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, does not like the border wall. Congressman Henry Cuellar has voted twice to fund the border wall in ...Read More

Top