Following the election, many migrants were hopeful the incoming president would quickly ease the U.S. immigration process, but he has to unravel new restrictions imposed by his predecessor.
Three new indie coffee businesses have opened in Laredo this year, all building on the city’s vibrant Mexican American coffee traditions.
Many immigration attorneys have called for hearings to be delayed, but cases are nonetheless proceeding by phone and video.
Art and activism intersected at the Rio Grande Valley’s first Encuentro en la Frontera.
The El Pasoan reflects on violence in her hometown, and why it’s important for the Latinx community to tell their own stories.
Juan is believed to be the first parent separated from a child under Trump’s zero-tolerance policy to win permanent protection against deportation.
Austin native Gabriel Luna will reprise his role as the title character of the just-announced Hulu original.
Told through vignettes, 'Retablos,' a memoir by playwright Octavio Solis, depicts the myths and realities of a childhood along the border.
Her spokesperson claimed 'there was no hidden message.' And it certainly was not hidden.
In the podcast, narrated by ProPublica’s Ginger Thompson, survivors and DEA agents explain living in a town controlled by drug traffickers.
In this second of three installments, we follow a team of filmmakers and adventurers as they travel along the border river.
The 2017 Texas Biennial offers work from Texans around the state and across the border.
They were some of the toughest narcs on the border, known for busting smugglers, staging raids, seizing cartel cocaine—and being dirty.
After a short run of festival dates in 2012, the El Paso rock heroes return with new music and a world tour.
On guard against those Labatt-drinking invaders from the north.
Step one: Let’s examine our own insecurities.
The U.S.-Mexico border provides plenty of economic benefits for Texas cities. Trump doesn’t want to see that.
On Thursday, the president said that Congress had left him no choice but to act alone. Conservatives can argue otherwise.
The border surge, extended. Immigration action, executed. Hispanic voters, considered. And more!
How producers of "The Bridge" make entertainment out of grim news.
Edras, a sixteen-year-old unaccompanied minor I met in Brownsville, on the 1,400-mile journey from Guatemala.
It is one thing to institute a DPS “surge” on the border; it is quite another to send the National Guard there, a thousand strong, as Perry intends to do. What is the purpose of sending the Guard to the border? The National Guard is a military force. Is its…
Vargas visited the Rio Grande Valley last week to learn about the border crisis—then realized he might not be able to leave.
One of the few politicians who has directly taken action in securing the border.
The City of McAllen’s Emergency Management Coordinator works with local charity organizations to try and minimize the local impact of the increased surge of undocumented immigrants.
One of the immigration crisis’s indispensable leaders is Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.
An influx of illegal immigrants from Central America to the Rio Grande Valley is a humanitarian crisis with serious implications for border security.
How not to solve the problem on the border.
If the Border Patrol really wants to be more transparent, it should release key surveillance footage of questionable shooting incidents.
The top law enforcement official in Hidalgo County pled guilty to money laundering charges—here's what that means for the Valley.
Attorney general Greg Abbott’s $345 million border security plan is almost certainly doomed to fail. The border region is so huge and comprises so many millions of acres that it defies the ability of state government to enforce whatever security issues may arise. Every Republican candidate this election cycle has…
McAllen and Brownsville occupy the no. 1 and 2 slots on a new list based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey.
Writing in the Austin American-Statesman, the governor says the U.S. is "through the looking glass in terms of border policy," and revives talk of forbidding so-called "sanctuary cities."
Photos of five Texas news stories that captured the nation's attention this month.
Why a lavish two-volume attack on the border fence, with photos by Maurice Sherif, misses the mark.
What’s the deal with the border fence? Are green cards really green? How many undocumented immigrants live in Texas? Any more questions?
On their new book, Desert Duty: On the Line With the U.S. Border Patrol.
Read an excerpt from the new book by Bill Broyles and Mark Haynes.
For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.
While politicians and bureaucrats endlessly debate the best ways to secure our borders, undocumented immigrants are dying to get into America—literally.
Every February, on the weekend of Presidents’ Day, the daughters of Laredo’s most prominent families are presented to society in dresses that cost $20,000 or more at a colonial pageant that is the party of the year.
And the story of how I started spelling it that way (with the accent) begins with a kidnapping.
The grand opening of a new H-E-B in McAllen drew crowds—including several who showed up to hear a native son read from his collection of locally set short stories.
A brutal—and very funny—South Texas memoir by Domingo Martinez.
Robert Andrew Powell, the author of This Love is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez, criticizes the "femicide business" and claims that activists, academics, and journalists profit from furthering the narrative.
BP has invested more than $1 billion in wind energy in Texas, Dell's stocks take a dip, and every minute spent waiting in line at the border costs companies $116 million.
A Tyler man says he invented the technology that laid the groundwork for the web, Frito sales are on the rise, and Rice could help offer open-source textbooks.
Read an excerpt from a new book by Maurice Sherif.
The faces—and voices—of eighteen Texans who are living the debate over illegal immigration.
We invited four lawmakers who disagree vehemently on the subject and a couple of experts to keep things friendly. Pull up a chair for a round of table talk you won’t soon forget.