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Border Corruption Back in Focus After Guilty Plea

Democrats are playing defense after a former border county sheriff pleaded guilty to federal charges. The news comes just two months after a firestorm over comments gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott made likening corruption near the Rio Grande to “third-world” conditions. 

Mark K. Updegrove, director of the LBJ Library, with, President Jimmy Carter. Updegrove is hosting an April summit featuring four presidents.
Mark K. Updegrove, director of the LBJ Library, with, President Jimmy Carter. Updegrove is hosting an April summit featuring four presidents.

Spotlight on Austin as Civil Rights Summit Begins

Four U.S. presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — will visit Austin this week for a three-day summit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

3006 Frost is one of several homes cleared for teardown in the "Operation Crackdown" project in Laredo, TX, March 26, 2014.
3006 Frost is one of several homes cleared for teardown in the "Operation Crackdown" project in Laredo, TX, March 26, 2014.

Demolition Mission Targets Laredo Eyesores

For the first time on the border, the National Guard is teaming up with the Border Patrol in Laredo to help rid the city of dwellings that were once havens for drugs and smuggling. 

Spotlight on Austin as Civil Rights Summit Begins

Mark K. Updegrove, director of the LBJ Library, with, President Jimmy Carter. Updegrove is hosting an April summit featuring four presidents.
Mark K. Updegrove, director of the LBJ Library, with, President Jimmy Carter. Updegrove is hosting an April summit featuring four presidents.

Four U.S. presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — will visit Austin this week for a three-day summit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Demolition Mission Targets Laredo Eyesores

3006 Frost is one of several homes cleared for teardown in the "Operation Crackdown" project in Laredo, TX, March 26, 2014.
3006 Frost is one of several homes cleared for teardown in the "Operation Crackdown" project in Laredo, TX, March 26, 2014.

For the first time on the border, the National Guard is teaming up with the Border Patrol in Laredo to help rid the city of dwellings that were once havens for drugs and smuggling. 

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Rolando Pablos: The TT Interview

Rolando Pablos
Rolando Pablos

The CEO of the Borderplex Alliance on what El Paso needs to do to shed its reputation as a hub for low-skilled and low-wage industries, why he thinks the war in Ciudad Juárez is officially over and his thoughts on immigration reform.

Abbott, Davis Diverge as They Focus on Education

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, have both made education a central point in their gubernatorial bids.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, have both made education a central point in their gubernatorial bids.

The two leading candidates for governor are making education a talking point in their campaigns. Attorney General Greg Abbott is exploring charter schools and virtual learning, while state Sen. Wendy Davis is focused on teacher recruitment.

Year in Review: Video

In Texas, 2013 featured a legislative calendar that included multiple special sessions, a filibuster that drew international attention and a multitude of filings for the 2014 elections. Here's a look back at some of 2013's top stories.

What's in a Surname? Bush's Run Adds to Debate on Hispanics, GOP

George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, delivers keynote address at 4th Annual State Legislative Conference
George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, delivers keynote address at 4th Annual State Legislative Conference

Many Republican officials have pointed to George P. Bush, the odds-on favorite in the 2014 land commissioner's race, as an example that Hispanic candidates are able to win statewide GOP primaries. But several political observers do not see a trend starting.

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Opponents of Border Coal Mine Face Final Test

The Rio Grande and a towering border fence separate Eagle Pass, Texas from Piedras Negras, Mexico, Saturday, February 4, 2012.
The Rio Grande and a towering border fence separate Eagle Pass, Texas from Piedras Negras, Mexico, Saturday, February 4, 2012.

UPDATED: Opponents of a proposed open pit coal mine on the border will see this week if their last chance at stopping the venture has legs. Representatives for the project say fears have been overblown.