The Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector has seen a large spike in cases of rhabdomyolysis — severe dehydration and overexertion — among migrants this year. Border agents say smugglers are to blame for treating migrants like "cargo" and pushing them too hard.
Many prosecutors say the way Gov. Greg Abbott and lawmakers redefined marijuana requires new lab testing to prove it’s different from recently legalized hemp. The situation has created a patchwork of consequences for people caught with pot.