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“Witnessed: Borderlands”: New Podcast Digs Deep Into Familiar West Texas Story

It’s a story of an outlaw, a sheriff and a drug bust. It’s also a story that most West Texans probably know. Witnessed: Borderlands is a new true-crime podcast from journalist Rob D’Amico, set during the peak of the War … Continue reading

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Life Sentence Cut for Texas Sheriff Who Once Symbolized “War on Drugs”

The life sentence of former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson for a federal drug trafficking conviction has been reduced to 30 years. The iconic lawman was once a symbol of the “War on Drugs.” In the predawn hours of Dec. 3, … Continue reading

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