Monthly Archives: May 2016

U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

Despite U.S. efforts to staunch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it’s diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.

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With Shuttles Gone, Private Ventures Give Florida’s Space Coast A Lift

Five years after NASA’s shuttle program ended, a new Florida aerospace industry is beginning to take shape. Firms, from those making jets to tiny Internet satellites, are adding factories and jobs.

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Texas Women Head to New Mexico for Abortion Services

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. The case hinges on whether or not Texas law is putting undue burdens on patients by forcing abortion providers to have admitting privileges … Continue reading

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Texas Border Protection Officer Accused Of Smuggling Immigrants Into US

A U.S. customs officer on trial this week in El Paso is accused of smuggling people into the country illegally, including immigrants who had been deported. On Tuesday, witnesses said Lawrence Madrid, a supervisory officer with U.S. Customs and Border … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Makes Large Pot Bust South of Alpine

Border Patrol agents made a 1,146 lb. marijuana bust at the Border Patrol’s checkpoint south of Alpine on Highway 118 on Monday. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the bust happened around 5 PM Monday. According to CBP, a man … Continue reading

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Authorities Investigating Death in South Brewster County

The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 31-year-old Errol Zane Trinkley of San Benito, Texas, whose body was found in a rugged part of South Brewster County on Sunday. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said Trinkley was … Continue reading

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Texas Man Falls to his Death in Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park in Far West Texas is known for its remote and rugged terrain, with a geology found nowhere else in the state. It attracts hikers and bird-watchers to its mountain trails, as well as rafters and canoeists … Continue reading

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Modern Day ‘Debtor Prisons’ Challenged In Federal Court In Texas

EL PASO, Texas — This border city has a policy on its books that allows the city to jail people who cannot pay their traffic fines. Now a lawsuit filed in federal court is challenging the policy, saying it violates … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Founder Accepts New GM Role in Idaho

Marfa Public Radio General Manager Tom Michael is leaving West Texas, more than a decade after founding the station in 2005. Michael has accepted a position as General Manager of Boise State Public Radio in Idaho. Since starting the region’s only source … Continue reading

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San Angelo Man Dies at Big Bend National Park

This story has been updated to include the identity of the victim, released by Big Bend National Park Wednesday, May 18. 37-year-old John Wayne Seale of San Angelo, Texas died last week in Big Bend National Park (BBNP) after being found unconscious. … Continue reading

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