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ICE Transfers Detainees Out Of West Texas Facility After Water Shortage In Sierra Blanca

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune SIERRA BLANCA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has transferred detainees out of a West Texas detention center after a water shortage forced the facility to use portable toilets and bottled water. The shortage has … Continue reading

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West Texas Detention Facility Enacting Water Conservation Measures After Depletion Of Local Water Tanks

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — A West Texas detention center is operating under a water shortage that has forced the facility to use port-a-potties and shut down its water supply every night to replenish supply tanks.

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Immigration Advocates Call for Investigation Into Reported Abuses at West Texas Facility

Immigrants’ rights groups in Texas are closely watching the status of some 80 African men they say are facing deportation. The group is part of a federal complaint filed last week against an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in … Continue reading

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At Sierra Blanca ISD, Administrators Prepare for an Uncertain Future

By Carlos Morales Earlier this year, the Texas Education Agency announced Sierra Blanca’s Independent School District was one of 4 districts in the state to have its accreditation revoked. The district, in rural west Texas, failed to meet the state’s … Continue reading

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Terlingua Murder Trial Underway with Jury Selection, Opening Statements in Sierra Blanca

The trial over the alleged murder of Terlingua resident and La Kiva bar owner Glenn Felts by river guide Tony Flint is underway in Sierra Blanca, after opening on Monday with jury selection and continuing Tuesday with opening arguments from … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: Unique Border Security Challenges in Far West Texas

This week, we’ve been taking a look at the lines – visible and invisible – that define life here in West Texas. We’ve looked at everything from generational, physical and geo-political lines, to fence lines. To close out our series, we turn to … Continue reading

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Texas County Declines All Federally Initiated Drug Cases From Sierra Blanca Checkpoint

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – A border county in Texas with two U.S. Border Patrol highway checkpoints is refusing to prosecute drug cases previously sent to it from those checkpoints. The county—and all four states bordering Mexico—wants funding from Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Man Killed by Border Patrol after Fleeing Sierra Blanca Checkpoint

On Thursday, Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who authorities say failed to stop for inspection at a Sierra Blanca checkpoint and then fled east for 30 miles on I-10. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Friday … Continue reading

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2 Suspects in Custody, 1 in Hospital after Shootout with Border Patrol and State Authorities

Update Monday 9:30 pm: Two female suspects are in custody and one man is in a hospital after multiple robberies in southeastern New Mexico and multiple shootouts with law enforcement in a remote part of rural Hudspeth County on Sunday. … Continue reading

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