by Todd Wiseman, The Texas Tribune and T. Christian Miller, ProPublica
An investigation by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica revealed that landowners were paid unevenly for similar plots of land when the federal government began taking property to build a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley. Hear the stories of a few of those landowners.
Since U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold missed the Tuesday deadline to withdraw his re-election bid, his name will almost certainly remain on the Texas Republican primary ballot on March 6, according to state officials. So what if he wins?
The U.S. Senate confirmed Don Willett, a Texas Supreme Court justice, to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday. A confirmation vote on Jim Ho, a former state solicitor general, is expected later this week.
A hectic candidate filing period came to a relatively calm close Monday evening, with few major surprises as the field was set for the 2018 primaries in Texas. Yet it's been a tumultuous few weeks across the state's political landscape.
A Mexican reporter who has sought asylum in the United States for nearly 10 years was, along with his son, abruptly handcuffed and nearly sent back to Mexico on Thursday. Their attorney eventually halted the deportation.
The Department of Homeland Security’s announced a near-record decline in the number of people caught trying to enter the country illegally. Yet the Trump administration still wants to hire thousands of more border agents.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice often takes heat for the books that are banned in state prisons. But the controversy escalated this week when Israel’s general consul to the Southwestern U.S. questioned why Mein Kampf isn't on the list.
Net neutrality, an Obama-era policy that requires internet service providers to treat all traffic that flows through their networks equally, could be repealed next week. Some fear that repealing it would disproportionately impact small business owners.