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Cornyn Takes Wimpy Stance on Border
Senator addresses Border Trade Alliance via video at annual International Conference
"...Sen. John Cornyn thinks a wall along our southern border is “irrational” – um, except where we need one...."

Sept. 27, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Shapleigh on the Border
El Paso senator lays down the law on what's really important on cross-border crime
"...smuggling, and to reduce the criminal activities within the Border region." Enter everybody's favorite Democratic straight shooter, Sen. Eliot..."

July 9, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Biden’s Border Wall Decision Draws Local Democrats’ Ire
Environmental laws waived for construction
" continue construction of 20 more miles on the border wall in Starr County, as Donald Trump commonly did,..."

Oct. 6, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Here's What a New Border Bill Would Do to Texas
"Most dangerous" immigration bill ever takes the stage
"...moved forward with their promise to tackle their nebulous “border security” priority, filing a behemoth bill before the March..."

March 22, 2023 News Post by Benton Graham

Friday’s Latinx Mega-Stream Proclaims Rock the Border, Stop the Wall, and Vote!
Online rally stars G-Fantasma, B-Pumas, G-Chavez y mucho mas
"...synthesis of growing up in Laredo near the Texas/Mexico border, proved formative...."

Oct. 23, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Swedish coming out drama has a mythological bent
" is to be human. Gritty Swedish fairy tale Border (adapted from the novella Gräns by Let the Right..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Texas GOP Still Set on Sending Vigilantes to the Border
Frightening border bills haven't passed yet, but might in special session
"...Abbott called for an immediate special session to address border security, specifically focusing on criminal penalties for "the smuggling..."

June 2, 2023 News Feature by Benton Graham

Abbott to Send 1,000 National Guard Troops to Texas Border
Slams Congress as "reprobates" for failing border security
"...the deployment of 1,000 National Guard Troops to the border...."

June 21, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Will Border Crisis Spur a Special Session?
Perry, Dewhurst, Straus instruct DPS to increase border presence
"...of Public Safety to increase its presence along the border with Mexico. The big questions now are, how does..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rep. Talarico Shocked at Inhumane Border Facility Conditions During Tour
Austin-area lawmaker part of delegation that visited El Paso, Clint
"...Amid recent reports of abuse and neglect at U.S.-Mexico border facilities housing detained migrants, a delegation of state and..."

July 2, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Border Patrol Corruption Concerns
AFL-CIO group warns the border patrol is cutting corners to boost numbers.
"...The National Border Patrol Council of the American Federation of Government Employees..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Post by Patricia J. Ruland

Fantastic Fest Review: Border
The pain and joy of being other
"...fiction has questioned what it is to be human. Border adapted (from the novel by Let The Right One..."

Sept. 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Cross-Border Craziness: Frontera Residents Blast ‘Frankenfence’
"...caucus results trickle in from all along the Texas-Mexico border, a couple of things beyond candidate preferences are becoming..."

March 10, 2008 News Post by Cheryl Smith

How to Help Families Separated at the Border
Ways to volunteer, ways to donate, ways to take action
"...of breaking up families who have crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally has resulted in an estimated 2,000 children forcibly..."

June 20, 2018 Emergency Post by Kimberley Jones

Framing the Border
Photography of the Region Between Mexico and the U.S.
"...photograph by Byron Brauchli..."

May 1, 1998 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy
Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism
"...damaging the economy of a small town near the border? Eloy Vera suspects as much. He's a county judge..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Austin Filmmaker David Blue Garcia Goes Back to the Border for Tejano
Guns, drugs, and laughs in this microbudget thriller
"...finds himself caught up in drug trafficking along the border."..."

March 29, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Border Patrol Myth
The most dangerous policing job? Not so.
"...doing law enforcement, many people think that being a Border Patrol agent is uniquely risky. Much of the media..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Border Violations
What happened to the thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S. border last year?
"...of children come alone every year to the U.S. border, seeking protection. In FY 2009, U.S. Cus­toms and Border..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

New Documentary Shows the Beauty of the Border, and the Perils of a Barrier
The River and the Wall captures a wilderness without divisions
"...The idea of building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, from sea to..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Cornyn Takes Wimpy Stance on Border
Senator addresses Border Trade Alliance via video at annual International Conference
"...Sen. John Cornyn thinks a wall along our southern border is "irrational" – um, except where we need one...."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Border Militarization Update
Perry authorizes use of Texas National Guard at border; and El Paso County Sheriff's Office says will temporarily cease holding immigration stops and raids
"...for deploying 6,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico border, Gov. Rick Perry authorized the use of 2,300 members..."

June 30, 2006 News Feature by Diana Welch

ACLU Warns Border Counties: Abbott’s Setting You Up
County officials warned they'll be flouting Constitution and federal law if they follow governor's immigration edict
"...declaration of a "public safety disaster" at the Texas-Mexico border, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas sent letters..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Will Border Crackdown Cause Ranger Drain?
Perry dispatches Texas Rangers to the border
"...Rick Perry is sending the Texas Rangers to the border – but border mayors are questioning the deployment, and..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Border Security Expo
Immigrant rights activists and border security entrepreneurs mix it up in Austin
"...and protesters convened Downtown for the second annual Global Border Security Conference & Expo. The powwow at the Austin..."

May 30, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

'The Border Radio Show': Blast From the Past
In The Border Radio Show, a stellar cast of Lone Star artists revive the days when radio towers south of the Rio Grande filled the airwaves with revival meetings, wild product pitches, and all kinds of music.
"...That might seem a mighty tall order, comparing The Border Radio Show: The Big Juke Box in the Sky..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

Speaking Out From the Border
A new play by Gregory Ramos, Border Voices: An Intimate Theatrical Montage about Sex, Fear, and Love on the U.S.-Mexico Border revisits the complex symbolism of the border in the personal stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals living in El Paso, Texas; Juarez, Mexico; and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
"...Chicano scholars and artists have often used the U.S.-Mexico border to explain the Mexican-American experience in a well-established body..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

Texas Lege Preview: At the Border Is It Lock ’Em Up, or Help Them Out?
The state could help ease the migrant crisis, but not by doing what it's done so far
"...for the 88th Texas Legislature. Toward the bottom read: "Border Security and Law Enforcement." Patrick touted the state's $2..."

Jan. 13, 2023 News Feature by Benton Graham

Noriega Knocks Border Wall
Noriega criticizes Cornyn's immigration stance
"...immigration plan focuses on three central planks: Secure the border with manpower and electronics rather than a wall, crack..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: On the Border and Elsewhere, Gov. Abbott Suffers the Little Children
Best governor in the nation? Depends on who you ask.
"...including children. A trooper wrote to his superiors, saying Border Patrol officers had been ordered to turn people back..."

July 21, 2023 News Post by Michael King

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