Tag Archives: South Texas

June 2016 culture essay by

David Bowie in Aztlán

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera.

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera. Teacher Gregg Barrios wonders if his kids influenced the rock genius....Read More

A Border Patrol agent arrives to take custody of a group of immigrants from Texas Border Volunteers. by

Report: Detained Migrants Held in Border ‘Iceboxes’

Researchers found that detained migrants in the Rio Grande Valley are held in overcrowded, freezing rooms — without beds — for days at a time.

Analyzing 2013 CBP data, Washington D.C.’s American Immigration Council found that individuals are frequently held in freezing rooms, known in Spanish as hiel...Read More

Emmy awards — Beyond the Border by

Beyond ‘Beyond the Border’

Help us build an online tool to identify migrants who died in South Texas.

Today, we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign with Beacon to build an online tool that we think can help. Working with forensic anthropologists at Baylor Uni...Read More

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King’s Gambit

Daniel King's quiet mission to transform public education in South Texas.

The early college movement is growing fast today — a free head start on higher education is especially alluring in a time of boundless student debt — and Da...Read More

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Insurgent Medicine

Physicians hope to revolutionize health care in the Valley with a simple prescription — access.

If community outreach and primary care for the uninsured save lives and money, why aren’t we doing more of it in places like the Valley? The answer lies partl...Read More

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