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  1. The Rio Grande between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    The El Paso City Council narrowly voted against creating a municipal identification card program amid concerns that the measure would lead to the border city being perceived as the kind of "sanctuary" jurisdiction that has been the target of President Donald Trump and Texas' Republican leaders. In a 5-4 vote, the council voted down funding the program, which immigrant rights groups and advocates for the poor have called for since 2014 as a way for those unable to obtain a driver's license or other state-issued identification sign up for bank accounts and access city services such as libraries.


  2. U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke on 34-day road trip in underdog Senate bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | Texas Tribune

    Looking to overcome the long odds in his U.S. Senate campaign, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke , D-El Paso, has hit the road for an aggressive 34-day tour of Texas. O'Rourke launched the trip without much fanfare at the end of last month, when he flew to San Antonio and bought a new truck for the trip.


  3. In town halls, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd juggles district priorities in Trump eraRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | Texas Tribune

    U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, holds a town hall on Aug. 7, 2017, at a Dairy Queen in Fort Stockton. Hurd was making a six-day, 20-stop swing through his 23rd District.


  4. Disabled Texans say bathroom bill could complicate their livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 27 | Texas Tribune

    Octavio Armendariz, 8, smiles as he watches cartoons on his iPad in his living room at his home in El Paso, Texas. Octavio has moderate-to-severe autism and severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .


  5. U.S. Supreme Court tosses cross-border shooting case back to lower courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The nation's high court on Monday sent a case involving the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager back to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue is whether the teen's family can sue the U.S. border patrol agent who killed him.


  6. UT/TT Poll: Voters grade state's top elected officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The figurative wrestling match between the state's top three officials jiggled their approval ratings, but not by much, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Gov. Greg Abbott remains the highest rated of the state's high officials, with 45 percent of voters saying they approve his job performance and 38 saying they disapprove.


  7. Maria Villarreal at her Val Verde County home along the Rio Grande on April 21, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    On this stretch of riverfront near Del Rio, Maria Villarreal has an aging but attentive guard dog named Ace who barks in the shade of a fig tree, just feet away from a memorial to her nephew Elias Torres, who died at 21 during a combat mission in Iraq. Nearby is a sign warning that trespassers will be shot on sight and that any survivors will be "shot again." 7 comments

  8. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, in long-shot bid for Senate, is no stranger to "calculated risks"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Half a decade ago, Beto O'Rourke stood at Tabla, a Spanish restaurant in El Paso's entertainment district, and drew from his business experience as he laid out the improbable case for a congressional campaign. "Probably most importantly, I learned the lesson of taking a calculated risk when I saw an opportunity to grow that business," said O'Rourke, who had returned to his native El Paso a few years after college graduation to create a software company.


  9. Texas Senate passes two anti-abortion billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Two GOP-backed anti-abortion bills passed the Texas Senate on Monday - one that would prevent parents from suing doctors if their baby is born with a birth defect and another that would require doctors to make sure a fetus is deceased before performing a certain type of abortion. Sen. Brandon Creighton 's Senate Bill 25, a "wrongful births" bill designed to prevent doctors from encouraging abortions to avoid lawsuits, passed 21-9.


  10. Texas DPS Director Steve McCraw during a September 20, 2016 House County Affairs committee hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    It's still too soon to tell if the Trump administration's ramped up border-security efforts will allow Texas to scale back its own state-funded surge operations, the state's top law enforcement officer told lawmakers on Tuesday. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col.


  11. Sid Miller suggests distance between him and Trump on border wallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, governor of the neighboring Mexican state of Tamaulipas, at the intersection of the Texas-Mexico border on the international bridge spanning the Rio Grande at Laredo on Feb. 23, 2017. LAREDO - Amid all the heated rhetoric being directed at the country's southern border, the scene Thursday on one of this city's main bridges linking Texas and Mexico was unexpected.


  12. Critics: arrest of alleged abuse victim in El Paso could deter immigrants from reporting crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    On Feb. 9, an undocumented, transgender woman was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials shortly after receiving protection from an alleged abuser in an El Paso courthouse. The woman, initially referred to only by her initials but later identified in an ICE statement as 33-year-old Irvin Gonzalez, was taken to a detention Experts nationwide said the case set a dangerous precedent and might deter undocumented immigrants from reporting crimes to authorities. 21 comments

  13. Reports: ICE officials arrest an alleged victim of domestic violence in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Group gathered from all around Texas and marched to the Governor's Mansion to show their support fro DACA and DAPA Immigration officials arrested an El Paso woman who alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse, according to multiple reports . And the tip that got her arrested may have come from her alleged abuser, according to the El Paso Times .


  14. Murders Up, but El Paso Still Safe, Lawmakers SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Texas Tribune

    After four years running as the safest city of its size in the nation, El Paso will close out 2014 with an 80 percent increase in murders. But the jump from 11 murders in 2013 to 20 so far this year doesn't mean the city is unsafe, analysts insist, and law enforcement officers say spillover crime from Mexico is not to blame. 6 comments

  15. Risk of terrorists crossing U.S. border into Texas is real - but lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    In border enforcement parlance, they're known as "exotics:" distinct from the usual flow of Mexicans and Latin Americans, they are People from a subset of this group called "special interest countries," usually defined as countries considered a concern to U.S. national security, are the perennial focus of longstanding but unrealized fears that a terrorist could melt into the hordes of people crossing the border illegally and release a dirty bomb or inflict mass casualties on the U.S. population. has risen sharply at a time when non-Mexicans mostly Central Americans are making up a larger and larger percentage of the border crossers taken into custody, figures obtained by The Texas Tribune show. 12 comments

  16. Ju rez Valley Cartel War Drives Many Across BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    The mass for brothers Elmer Garcia Archuleta and Edgar Ivan Garcia on March 27, 2015, in Fabens, Texas. The two brothers were kidnapped and killed in December of 2014 in the Valley of Juarez, Mexico.


  17. Border leaders think Trump's tough talk on NAFTA will die downRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    That seems to be the mantra border leaders are adopting after realizing that the candidate who promised to renegotiate - or even eliminate - the North American Free Trade Agreement will be the country's next president. The 1994 pact gradually eliminated most tariffs on several goods traded between Canada, Mexico and the United States. 26 comments

  18. After a lull in 2015, border apprehensions spiked in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    Unaccompanied child migrants from Honduras voluntarily turned themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents near Roma, Texas, on Mar. 8, 2016. The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration.


  19. Sergio Adrian Hernandez GuerecaRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    On June 10, photographer Ivan Pierre Aguirre went into Ciudad Jurez to photograph the funeral of Sergio Adran Hernndez Gereca at the Jardines del Recuerdo cemetery on the outskirts of the city. Gereca, 15, was shot and killed June 7 on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, near the Paso del Norte Bridge in downtown El Paso by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was trying to make an arrest during a rock-throwing incident.


  20. U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Cross-Border Shooting CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would consider a controversial Texas case involving a cross-border shooting that ended with the death of a 15-year-old boy at the hands of a Border Patrol agent. Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was killed in 2010 by agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who was patrolling the banks of the Rio Grande in El Paso during what was called a "rock-throwing incident."


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