Respite center overcrowded as McAllen seeks more space

McALLEN — The immigrant respite center in central McAllen was crowded Tuesday with hundreds of immigrants, a result of federal authorities running out of...

Valley lawmakers weigh deported veterans bill’s obstacles

Rio Grande Valley congressmen are weighing the obstacles facing one lawmaker’s bill challenging the deportation of veterans. This comes amid the release of a...

Local attorneys file emergency international request to stop family separations at border

María Andrés de la Cruz was apprehended by Border Patrol agents in late May, shortly after she crossed the Rio Grande. She didn’t know...

Seven cities to vote on border wall resolutions Tuesday

Seven cities in Hidalgo County will consider resolutions opposing the border wall Tuesday, the same day Congress reconvenes to decide before the month’s end...

Shanahan says military won’t leave until border is secure

BY ROBERT BURNS | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MCALLEN — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he...

Trump budget prioritizes border wall

BY MARIA RECIOWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal 2018 restores his signature issue of building a wall on the southern border with...

Over 200 register locally to vote in Mexican elections

McALLEN — As the sun was setting and downtown McAllen began taking on its familiar Saturday night atmosphere, about a dozen people waited outside...

Nearly 30 laws waived in Starr County for wall construction 

On the heels of another awarded contract for steel bollards in Starr County, the Trump administration announced waiving nearly 30 laws Friday. The U.S. Department...

Bipartisan bill aims to identify missing migrants’ remains

The bill seeks to amend existing federal laws to expand grant funds for local law enforcement agencies, forensic laboratories, medical examiners offices and nonprofit organizations that work to find, report and identify migrants that die or go missing in the U.S.

Civil rights group releases report on deported service members

MISSION — The Texas Civil Rights Project, a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy work, held their annual reception Thursday night where they presented...