With Trump ramping up efforts to construct the border wall, South Texans say the effort has been stripped to its essence: “It’s basically just big government taking Texas land.”
No matter that the federal government formally objects to his project and plans to build its own just two miles away.
For the second time in a week, the pro-Trump group has been told to stand down.
Chad Wolf was in the Rio Grande Valley last week for a border wall photo-op, but over a meal of cordon bleu he heard from businesspeople about economic woes.
Environmentalists worry the wall could worsen flooding and violate an international treaty.
Crews have built a small section of steel fencing in Hidalgo County. Is it all for show?
Critics say it’s a political gimmick. It’s unclear when, or if, the administration can erect the steel barrier through the Rio Grande Valley.
Activists are concerned that the Trump administration will circumvent congressional prohibitions against building a barrier through the South Texas preserve.
The federal government’s efforts threaten to cut off access to much of the Valley’s natural beauty and forever alter life along the river.
The creative duo recently went viral for the pink seesaws they installed at the border wall near El Paso.
A recent poll of Texas voters shows opinions about President Trump’s wall depend on where in the state you live.
The House has passed legislation authored by the San Antonio Democrat to take on President Trump in a constitutional battle.
The Texas Democrat is preparing a resolution to terminate the emergency declaration and already has 60 co-sponsors in Congress.
The president also seemed focused on a nearby counter-protest featuring Beto O’Rourke.
Congress already funded some wall construction last fiscal year.
Because after Trump crowed about the city’s wall, Fox News announced a ”Battle for the Border” town hall—in a city 144 miles from Mexico.
A bill introduced by State Representative Roland Gutierrez also directs state agencies to determine how new wall construction would affect water quality and environmental contamination.
After years of photo op visits from Democrats and Republicans alike, McAllen mayor Jim Darling and others hope to highlight the region's dynamism and interconnectedness with Mexico.
Carlos Sanchez speaks with a Texas congressman on the appropriations committee ahead of the looming budgetary showdown in Washington.
Matthew Whitaker repeatedly hammered the idea that people who enter the country without authorization are ”illegal aliens.”
Texas members of Congress are expressing concern about President Trump's stated willingness to partially shut down government to get funding for his wall.
The silver anniversary of a birding festival highlights the contrast between the politics and the ecology of the region.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
Irving Castillo hadn't seen his family in fifteen years. At the 'Hugs Not Walls' event, they were able to reunite—for 180 seconds.
A majority of Texans polled also said they support a woman’s right to abortion.
Texas’s political leaders were up in arms about a federal land grab in North Texas, but mostly remain silent about another potential land grab in South Texas.
At the same time, a majority of Texans polled oppose the idea of building a border wall.
As construction begins for Trump’s project near El Paso, debate turns to nomenclature instead of immigration.
The omnibus bill allocates money toward border wall construction along 33 miles in the Rio Grande Valley.
In this second of three installments, we follow a team of filmmakers and adventurers as they travel along the border river.
Over three installments, we follow a film team as they—by bike, horse, and canoe—document how a physical wall would affect the area, water, and its people.
Our favorite political reads of the week.
Fact checking the governor’s state of the state address.