A gunbattle in Piedras Negras, which killed a Mexican police officer, prompted American officials to close two bridges in the city. This comes less than a month after an El Paso woman was hit by a stray bullet shot from Juárez.
Due to budget cuts, the federal agency plans to shutter the Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, the organization standing between us and invasive pests.
A county commissioner was accused of distributing 110 pounds of marijuana, a tenured UTEP professor violated university policies, a suburban mayor dined at Hooters with city money, and mayoral candidate got a lap dance in his campaign office.
Vargas visited the Rio Grande Valley last week to learn about the border crisis—then realized he might not be able to leave.
It's unclear if any troops have used the charity resource, but it's bad optics surrounding the already controversial decision to send the National Guard to the border.