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Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion

By Texas Public Radio’s Reynaldo Leaños Jr. for NPR News President Trump last week vetoed a congressional measure aimed at blocking his national emergency declaration. The next battle over that emergency declaration will likely be in the courts. Meanwhile, planning … Continue reading

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Spirit of Discovery along the Rio Grande

For Jon Kalb, each step on the desert floor brings a measure of excitement with the possibility of discovering something new. A retired research geologist with the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (Texas Memorial Museum) at the University of Texas, Kalb has … Continue reading

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Incoming Texas Secretary of State Echoes GOP Leaders on Border Issues

For the first nomination of his incoming administration, Governor-elect Greg Abbott has tapped Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos to be the next Texas Secretary of State. In Texas, the office oversees state elections, but also serves as the governor’s chief … Continue reading

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Dewhurst Asks for Price Tag to Expand Border Operations

Months after Texas beefed up its border security presence in the Rio Grande Valley and deployed the Texas National Guard there in response to a record increase in illegal crossings, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to know what it would cost to expand … Continue reading

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Perry Warns of a “Trail of Tears” From Central America

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of … Continue reading

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Short-Term Border Facilities Holding Some Child Migrants Too Long

The federal government is scrambling to house a surge of unaccompanied Central American children and teenagers apprehended crossing the border illegally, many in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. Obama administration officials said Monday federal agencies are requesting more than $2 billion … Continue reading

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