The Texas Railroad Commission’s about-face on natural gas flaring can be partially linked to pressure from European companies concerned about Texas’ dirty gas.
In February, members of the Texas Railroad Commission finally got the message. The three commissioners of the regulatory body that oversees the state’s oil an...Read More
The president’s pause on wall construction leaves questions unanswered in Texas.
In an interview last August, Joe Biden made a pledge: “There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration.” It was the first time the t...Read More
The administrator responsible for moving hearings online during the COVID-19 pandemic talks about the future of Zoom court.
In a West Texas district court Zoom hearing on Tuesday, an unexpected face joined the meeting: a cat. Or, more accurately, 69-year-old Presidio County Attorney ...Read More
A new documentary tells one story of the border through three conflicted young Texans’ job prospects, and the result is emotional, relational, and hard to categorize.
“Here’s the schedule: Active shooter at 12,” says El Paso area high school teacher Louie Jimenez in the first minute of At the Ready. “Hostage negotiati...Read More
Jovita Idár, born in Laredo in 1885, has only recently begun to gain proper recognition as a pivotal figure in Texas and transborder history.
From the January/February 2021 issue. In 1914, the Texas Rangers had a reputation for complicity in extralegal violence and property crimes against Hispanic Te...Read More
A new report shows Texas led the nation with seven deaths among immigration detainees from 2018-2020.
Fernando Sabonger Garcia ended up in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 7 after being arrested at the Texas border. A Honduran nati...Read More
Democrats have long taken Latino voters for granted, while Republicans have worked to fill that organizing void.
Danny Diaz wasn’t shocked when he heard about the Republican surge along the Texas-Mexico border that confounded so many national pundits last week. The major...Read More
ICE officials have released some medically vulnerable detainees, but one woman is struggling to get her sick husband out of ICE detention.
This story originally appeared on Texas Public Radio. Jessica and her five children haven’t seen Hilder Lainez-Alvarez—their husband and father—in several...Read More
The countrywide plan is meant to reach students with limited internet connectivity, but the rollout has been bumpy.
This story was reported for and produced by The Texas Newsroom, a collaboration involving NPR and public radio stations across the Lone Star State. Students in ...Read More
The report, set to be filed in federal court this week, confirms reporting from ProPublica and the Texas Tribune that found portions of the wall were in danger of overturning if not fixed due to extensive erosion just months after it was built.
This story was originally published by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans—and engages with them...Read More