After 12 years of rule under the conservative National Action Party, Mexicans on Sunday elected Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party to lead Texas’ largest trade partner and southern neighbor. The regime change is expected to be one of the world's most monitored, as the incoming president attempts to restore peace to a country that has been plagued by drug violence.Full Story
The Texas-Mexico border makes up 1,254 miles of the 1,900-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border.
The vast, mostly rural expanse stretches from El Paso in the West to Brownsville in the Southeast and is delineated by the Rio Grande River.
Border communities in Texas are some of the poorest regions of the state and the nation. If Texas border ...
No matter who wins Sunday's presidential election in Mexico, many on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border believe that cartel-related violence will continue across Mexico.Full Story
Texas lawmakers are watching Sunday's Mexican election with great interest. Some are concerned that if the Institutional Revolutionary Party returns to power, it would revive its tainted past.Full Story
A bankruptcy case pending in a Dallas courtroom has analysts waiting to see if the outcome could affect how U.S.-based companies do business in Mexico.Full Story
An estimated 68,000 of the more than 99,000 guns submitted to U.S. authorities by Mexican law enforcement for tracing had origins here, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Full Story
Many Mexicans displaced by the violence in Chihuahua are seeking refuge in El Paso, where through their common tragedies they have come together to form a group to raise awareness about their plight.Full Story
Wednesday’s court ruling that the city of Farmers Branch does not have the authority to enact immigration legislation is being hailed as a victory for immigrants. But it doesn't mean all local ordinances are dead on arrival.Full Story
Opponents of a coal company's plan to mine land in Eagle Pass are also fighting a plan to build a rail line to transport the coal to Mexico.Full Story
After the state reduced its share of co-payments for Texans who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, doctors who treat such patients are seeing revenue disruptions.Full Story
A cross-border training program between Texas peace officers and Mexican police has yet to get off the ground. But U.S. authorities are still intent on helping their southern neighbor.Full Story
There are signals that cartels south of the border aren’t looking at methamphetamine as merely a backup source for revenue anymore, analysts say.Full Story
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A perfume seller who federal prosecutors said tried to "remove the stench of Mexican drug cartel money" was sentenced today to nearly two decades in prison for a money-laundering scheme.Full Story
After narcotics seizures surged 45 percent in 2010, the Laredo Customs District saw a relatively minimal increase in contraband intercepted at its ports in 2011. But others aren't sure the federal government should applaud so loudly about the Laredo district figures, saying efforts on the whole are still lacking.Full Story
The director of 8 Murders a Day, a documentary about the carnage in Ciudad Juárez, on what prompted him to relocate to the border to work on the project, his thoughts on Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s war against organized crime, and his response to the criticism the project has received.Full Story
Rapper and part-time actor Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr., was arrested early Saturday after agents at the West Texas Border Patrol checkpoint found marijuana in his tour bus.Full Story
Texas economists and politicians are closely watching what this summer's presidential contest in Mexico means for the peso and, in turn, the state's symbiotic business ties to our neighbor to the south.Full Story
The head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is stepping down, the Department of Homeland Security announced today. Commissioner Alan Bersin has been in the post since March 2010.Full Story
Aerial surveillance in the form of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft will replace about 900 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border as early as next year, a strategy not all Texas lawmakers like.Full Story
The warnings were clear: avoid traveling the highways in northern Mexico at night. But it wasn't enough to stop some of the most fervent Mexican fans of the Dallas Cowboys from traversing them to get to a game.Full Story
The Dallas Cowboys have attracted a devoted fan base in Mexico, a country where American football ranks second to Mexican fútbol. Travelers risk overnight bus tours on roads traversed by violent drug cartels for the chance to see a game at Cowboys Stadium.Full Story