AIM Media Texas newspapers, The Monitor, Valley Morning Star and Brownsville Herald, partnered to produce a series of stories gauging the impact on the Rio Grande Valley if President Trump would have gone through with his threat to impose a tariff on Mexican goods.

Interviews for this story were conducted prior to the president’s announcement late Friday that the U.S. had reached a deal with Mexico to suspend the tariff in exchange for Mexico helping stem the flow of Central American migrants crossing the border.

The following stories show the result: a region bracing for impact, and the bipartisan opposition the president’s threat quickly amassed.

Ransoming an industry: Its produce held hostage, Rio Grande Valley dodges tariff bullet

For local companies, Mexico tariffs open can of uncertainty

Tariff reversal allays economic experts’ fears