As Feds Plan to Cut Border Monitoring, Texas Officials Ask Why

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border.
A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border.

Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, pressed the Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border.

 

Analysis: Waiting for Answers From Iowa’s Raucous Caucus

Melody Perez (left) of San Antonio and her daughter waited for the arrival of Ted Cruz's campaign bus in Emmetsburg, Iowa, during a campaign stop on Jan. 29, 2016.
Melody Perez (left) of San Antonio and her daughter waited for the arrival of Ted Cruz's campaign bus in Emmetsburg, Iowa, during a campaign stop on Jan. 29, 2016.

The first-in-the-nation tally of regular voters intrudes on the fabulous speculation and fun we’ve all been having so far during the 2016 presidential campaign. The air guitar players on the political stage will soon be forced to sit down or move to the back.

Houston Slayings Fueled Border Security Debate

Dan Golvach, father of Spencer Golvach,  at his son's grave in Houston Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
Dan Golvach, father of Spencer Golvach, at his son's grave in Houston Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

One year ago today, Spencer Golvach waited for the green light at a Houston intersection. An undocumented Mexican national pulled up next to him, pointed a pistol at Golvach’s head and pulled the trigger. The killing ignited a political firestorm.

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