Eagle Pass

Is Cartel Violence Getting Too Close to the Border?

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

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. 

Minor Emergency

Jul 31, 2011 By pjtobia

Drug gangs in Mexico are increasingly turning to American teenagers to smuggle their loads across the border. What can be done?

Israel Hernandez

Jun 30, 1997 By Erin Gromen

Officially, Israel Hernandez is an aide to George W. Bush, but the 26-year-old is used to hearing all sorts of less-than-glamorous descriptions of his job, such as professional schlepper and purse carrier. But while it’s true he totes around the black canvas bag containing the governor’s stuff—personal numbers, signature cards,…

The Forgotten People

Feb 1, 1997 By Texas Monthly

For three centuries the Kickapoo Indians moved from place to place across North America to avoid assimilation. Today they live on the outskirts of Eagle Pass: unwelcome, yet unwilling to give up the fight to preserve their culture.

Busting Out of Mexico

Aug 31, 1976 By Jan Reid

Two self-styled Texas soldiers of fortune engineered one of the more bizarre jailbreaks in history. Here’s how it happened.