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Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Soaked Hays, Caldwell counties brace for more rain

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. MAY 31: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday morning for Hays, Caldwell and a 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Border communities have lower crime rates

Texas counties along the Rio Grande are relatively safe, state and federal crime statistics show, and they seem to be getting even safer as more law enforcement resources pour into the area.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Pope Francis to finish Mexico trip at the edge of the Rio Grande

Papal visit has meaning for people on both sides of the border. “It’s a message of love and respect and dignity,” one woman said.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Texas attorney general unveils unit to fight human trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a new unit in his office dedicated to combating human trafficking.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Border patrol agent indicted in cartel murder

The capital murder indictment of a U.S. Border Patrol agent with drug cartel ties should signals that local authorities will fight back against violence spilling over from Mexico, the Cameron County district attorney said Wednesday.

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ captured again

Drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Mexico nearly six months ago, has been recaptured, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Abbott heads to Mexico City for trade talk with president

Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Mexico City next week to meet with Mexican officials to discuss the economic ties between Texas and Mexico. The visit marks Abbott's first international trip as governor.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Plummeting peso hurts Texas border economy

The Mexican peso is well below its exchange rate against the dollar compared to a year ago, and store owners on the border are bracing for a prolonged drought of Mexican shoppers. In some cities that could...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Police rescue Mexican immigrants from freight train inferno

WITH VIDEO | Ten Mexican immigrants rescued by local police from inside a broiling freight train railcar on Monday are in the custody of federal officials after being treated for life-threatening dehydration.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

‘El Chapo’ escape underscores urgency of drug law reform, advocates say

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's brazen escape last week from a maximum-security Mexican prison prompted anger from U.S. officials. Advocates who want to see changes to drug laws argue now is the time to reassess current policies.

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