Nicole Cobler — Click for higher resolution staff photos

Nicole Cobler is a reporting fellow at the Texas Tribune and a senior at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies journalism. She previously worked as an investigative reporting fellow with News21 – a national reporting project housed out of Arizona State University. She has also interned for the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin bureau of the San Antonio Express-News.

Recent Contributions

 Martin do Nascimento

Border Corruption Often Has Family Roots

David Cruz joined the U.S. Border Patrol because he wanted to be "part of the best." But family pressures, disillusionment, love and greed drove him to begin taking bribes to help immigrants enter the country illegally.

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Love and Money Join Agent, Drug Smuggler

Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Raquel Esquivel still wears a government-issue green uniform, but now it's a federal prison jumpsuit. She was convicted in 2009 of helping smugglers sneak loads of marijuana across the border.

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