For almost three years, Texas DPS agents worked hand in hand with the feds, but their partnership has unraveled into a bitter standoff in Eagle Pass.
Many border residents no longer visit their home country, which may help explain the region’s rightward political shift.
If All the Officers Assigned to the Texas-Mexico Border Stood Side By Side, How Far Apart Would They Be?
Hint: if one of them were Baker Mayfield, he could pass a football to the folks on either side of him.
After the latest bloodbaths in Allen and Cleveland, the governor turned to a familiar playbook of deflection.
The administration’s new border policy has slowed the flow of asylum seekers, while frustrating those who are trying to follow the rules.
The recent kidnapping of four U.S. citizens in the Mexican border city appears to mark the end of a period of relative peace.
A bill would require that detention centers house kids based on the sex listed on their birth certificates, contradicting federal guidelines.
The Biden administration has replaced key elements of our 50-year-old asylum system with “CBP One,” a smartphone application. It looks like the future—but potentially a dystopian one.
Why has the governor lasered in on teenagers doing donuts and causing a ruckus in the capital city?
A handful of bills target gender-affirming medical care. Some families have fled the state and others are ready to follow.
Governor Greg Abbott’s scheme to transport asylum seekers to Democrat-run cities has been called a cynical PR stunt. It is—but if tweaked, it could be a good idea.
Texas’s elite police agency has evolved from a frontier organization to one famed for its expert interrogators. But some high-profile cases have tarnished that reputation.
The president’s brief trip to the Texas border city Sunday inflamed critics of his immigration policies on both the left and right.
The looming disaster has thrown both Governor Abbott’s and President Biden’s failed border policies into sharp relief.
As Texas Rangers’ 2023 bicentennial approaches, debates around the Rangers’ legacy become urgent again.
How does the Texas Rangers’ legacy as frontier lawmen affect the men and women who wear the badge today?
The Texas Rangers face a reckoning at the Capitol—and go on to become pop-culture heroes.
The Mexican Revolution gave the Texas Rangers a new calling. But it also became the darkest chapter in Rangers history.
The historic partnership became pop-culture lore, but Texas’s broken promises to the tribe illustrated a different reality.
From Enchanted Rock to Fort Parker to the Guadalupe Mountains, we trace three early Ranger legends that mean very different things depending on whose history you claim as your own.
On the first episode of ‘White Hats,’ we visit the museum that tells the Rangers’ official history, then drive to South Texas to hear about efforts to bring other perspectives into the mainstream.
Coming November 15, a tale of the Texas Rangers . . . and a battle for the soul of Texas.
Living in a taco-obsessed world and reporting on border issues makes senior editor Jack Herrera’s relationship with the dish complex—and a little frustrating.
Twenty months after the former president left office, those who carried out his administration’s cruelest policy are still in place.
The region has long been characterized as adamantly opposed to abortion rights. But the reality is more complicated. And times are changing.
Even when Bush was a complete political newcomer, Burka could see his potential to change Texas and usher in a yet-to-end Republican dynasty.
Thursday’s decision won’t stop the border crisis or the kinds of deaths we saw on Monday.
Border crossers are perishing in trucks, in the Rio Grande, in falls from border walls, and in remote locations. And neither Greg Abbott nor Joe Biden has a serious solution.
Victories by Mayra Flores and Michelle Vallejo illustrate the complex crosscurrents at work as the Tejano vote grows and splinters.
Mayra Flores won a special election to serve as the first Republican in the U.S. House from the Rio Grande Valley since 1871.
The nine-term U.S. congressman from Laredo first came to power after a bitterly contested recount that led some to call the election stolen.
Customs and Border Protection is a ubiquitous presence in many Texas communities, and agents are often first responders.
Progressives Are Gaining in South Texas, but Henry Cuellar Appears to Have Narrowly Beaten Them Back
Jessica Cisneros’s challenge from the left animated some national Democrats against the nine-term congressman.
U.S. House candidate Jessica Cisneros predicts it will, but most national Democratic leaders are standing behind the incumbent, Henry Cuellar.
Kevin McCarthy’s trip to Eagle Pass laid bare the bipartisan bankruptcy of U.S. policy.
Greg Abbott says yes. New polling tells a different story.
A legal expert says the governor’s effective blockading of the border could have violated the U.S. Constitution.
The governor’s move to bus migrants to D.C. may be an attempt to stick it to Joe Biden, but it’s playing out in ways he didn’t anticipate.
The governor's plans to bus migrants to D.C. and ramp up vehicle inspections at ports of entry have little to do with federal immigration policy.
By chasing an early retirement and triggering a special election, veteran Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville has opened up a big opportunity for Republican candidate Mayra Flores.
Greg Curtis’s first story about Sam Corey was supposed to be a colorful human interest piece, but in some ways it was actually the beginning of a heinous murder.
Monica De La Cruz, Mayra Flores, and Adrienne Peña-Garza, all from Hidalgo County, hope to flip congressional seats across the region.
Republicans and Democrats Are Both Claiming Victory Based on South Texas Primary Turnout. Who’s Right?
Trying to use March voter counts to predict results in November, as many politicos have done over the past week, is fraught.
So far, no major backer has publicly abandoned him. But one group has suspended TV ads on his behalf, and a major paper has endorsed his primary opponent.
The party assumes people of color will turn the state blue. But most Tejanos consider themselves white. And more are voting Republican.