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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, December 16th, 2014

New leaders hope to burnish Laredo’s checkered image

After eight years of growth, change and public corruption scandals, new leaders in Laredo and Webb County are greeting 2015 with a sense of optimism.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

ACLU sues feds over excessive force claim

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a lawsuit against what the advocacy group claims are egregious abuses of power within the ranks of border law enforcement.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Border apprehension data doesn’t tell the whole story

As the debate over federal immigration reform ramps up — and the border security component continues to be a major factor — statistics on border apprehensions are often used as a barometer to measure how effective security...

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I-35 traffic stop snags illegal immigrant smuggler

Kyle police pulled over a sport utility vehicle hauling a dozen illegal immigrants holed up in a horse trailer Sunday night, police say.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

New university rule reminds undocumented students to seek legal status

Just in case undocumented students receiving in-state tuition at Texas public colleges and universities forget that they pledged to apply for permanent residency status as soon as possible, a new rule approved today by the Texas Higher...