Tag Archives: Borderlands

US-Owned Maquilas Welcome Prospect Of Change To NAFTA

REYNOSA, Mexico—American-owned assembly-line factories known as maquilas that line the Mexican side of the border with the U.S. have been bracing for change since the election of Donald Trump. But not in the way you might expect. They clearly don’t want a … Continue reading

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In Hurd-Gallego Rematch, Veterans Issues Again a Flashpoint

If it’s an even-numbered year, there’s a good chance of a competitive race for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, a perennial swing seat sprawling across West Texas. Also likely is a fierce debate over which candidate is a better advocate for … Continue reading

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Victor Valdez, the Singing Man of Boquillas, Dies

An iconic figure of the West Texas borderlands has died. Victor Valdez of Boquillas, Mexico was beloved by many for his singing that often welcomed visitors to his small town on the Rio Grande. He was a lifelong resident of … Continue reading

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In CD-23, Advantages Are Seen for Both Gallego and Hurd

A San Antonio native and former CIA agent is trying to break through in the only region in this Republican state where congressional Democrats hold a steady grip: Texas’ border with Mexico. But predicting whether Will Hurd, who lost a Republican … Continue reading

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