In a rare court hearing, detainees describe severe overcrowding, no access to legal assistance, and inadequate medical care in the hieleras.
He renounced his violent San Antonio childhood during 28 years behind bars. A new life and new love awaited him outside the prison gates.
Of the four major mass shooting suspects in Texas in recent years, the only one it would impact is the man who wants to die as soon as possible.
What politicians like Matt Schaefer are really saying is that no number of victims is worth the discomfort of a fairly small number of gun owners.
The governor has apologized (sort of) for an ill-timed fundraising letter calling on supporters to ”defend” Texas from immigrants.
Activists are concerned that the Trump administration will circumvent congressional prohibitions against building a barrier through the South Texas preserve.
If Texas biologists can prevent an outbreak of white-nose syndrome, caused by a fast-spreading fungus, they may provide a new national model for bat conservation
Plenty of people did, but not all of them are in charge of the nuclear arsenal.
At a hearing on Friday, the El Paso doctor said force-feeding was considered medically unethical, but that ICE's rules required her to do it.
The invasive species hitches rides on contaminated boats from one body of water to the next.
Chick-fil-A won’t be hosting its 2022 convention in San Antonio and Joaquin Castro supporters won’t be eating at Bill Miller.
The growing controversy around Bonnen's quid pro quo is about much more than palace intrigue. Fundamentally, it concerns unethical, possibly criminal, behavior on the part of the speaker.
House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offers a masterclass in how to lose friends and alienate your allies in just a few easy steps.
James Fulton reunites with his family, as victim Haile Beasley’s parents decry justice undone.
What the rest of the country will see in the days to come is a city of resilience, compassion, and honesty.
At a jam-packed blood bank, El Pasoans said they were proud of their hometown and expressed dismay that an outsider could wreak such havoc on their city—one of the safest in the country.
One of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history took place on Saturday afternoon.
Bowing to criticism, the North Texas congressman spent less than a week in line as the next director of national intelligence.
Will Hurd is exactly the kind of politician the Republican party’s establishment once dreamed about being their future. In March 2013, the Republican National Committee, reeling from defeat in the 2012 elections, published a postmortem report laying out an agenda for a new kind of…
He's unlikely to win the presidential nomination, but after years of false starts he is becoming a leader in the Democratic party.
MQS isn't the most trustworthy person in Texas politics, but Bonnen has done a poor job offering an alternative narrative about what transpired.
We reached out to prosecutors for all 254 Texas counties to ask whether they will still prosecute marijuana cases.
In the event that millions lose their health insurance and protections for pre-existing conditions disappear, the state has no real backup plan.
Days after he was supposed to be in a children’s shelter, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu near the toilet in his Border Patrol holding cell.
O'Rourke and Castro's polling in Texas is virtually unchanged from a month ago. That’s good news for only one of them.
Two Texas Democrats are calling on Republican attorney general Ken Paxton to sue the feds for reimbursement of border security costs. But legal experts think it’s a bad idea.
The national Latinx civil rights organization pushes for the Central Texas army base to finally honor a Texan hero.
Four Indian men have refused to eat since July 8 in hopes of being released on bonds while awaiting deportation hearings.
His fundraising is bad, his poll numbers are worse, and some Texans still think he should run for Senate.
The vote was 332-95, with eight Texas Democrats voting to move forward on articles of impeachment against Trump.
A secret Facebook group full of racist memes includes the head of Border Patrol, Elizabeth Warren promises sweeping reform, and the acting head of Homeland Security contradicts the agency's own watchdog.
Long before Texans had heard of “no pass, no play,” and before free trade was a major political issue, H. Ross Perot entered my life as a super-patriot who believed perseverance was the key to success.
Congressman Roy and Senator Cruz urged Trump to print the census with a citizenship question despite a Supreme Court ruling. That would’ve been a dangerous precedent.
The eccentric Texan billionaire and former two-time independent presidential candidate leaves an outsized legacy.
In a discussion with Texas Monthly last week, Johnson spoke about the crime woes, his intention to make data-driven decisions, plans for ethics reforms, and why Dallas needs to be more selfish in its regional partnerships.
“We’re definitely seeing a race to the bottom in terms of the dehumanization of immigrants,” the lawyer said.
The city of San Antonio is doing its best to help migrants from Africa figure out what comes after their harrowing journeys.
Texas Democrats still love Beto O’Rourke. In polls of the state, he leads every candidate in the field except Joe Biden. His improbable 2018 Senate campaign, which earned him more votes than any Democrat in the history of Texas, still carries a lot of goodwill in…
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Without state funding for census outreach, communities across Texas are trying on their own to make sure everyone gets counted.
The acting Border Patrol chief steps down as migrant children go without soap or toothpaste and bodies are found along the Rio Grande.
Houston investor Randa Duncan Williams pledges to protect the magazine’s legacy and boost investments in its long-term growth.
Brian Clyde, who was killed at the Earl Cabell Federal Building on Monday, swam in the dark waters of internet troll culture.
After a decade-long effort, developers says they’ve secured the funding they need for a $65 million, three-year renovation.
Can 26-year-old Jessica Cisneros pull off the same sort of political upset as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.
Falcon Lake hit a balmy 116 while the heat index in Brownsville was an eyeball-melting 128 degrees, nine degrees warmer than Death Valley.
A constitutional amendment on the ballot in November aims to shore up funding for Texas’s system of state parks and historic sites.
Recent headlines find detained migrants stripped of English classes, recreation, and vital medicine.
A non-profit compiled racist, sexist, and xenophobic social media posts from police in Dallas and Denison.