RACE & IMMIGRATION

The San Domingo Cemetery in Normanna, Texas. Donna Barrera claims she was told that  her deceased husband Pedro could not be buried in the cemetery because of his Hispanic ethnicity.
The San Domingo Cemetery in Normanna, Texas. Donna Barrera claims she was told that her deceased husband Pedro could not be buried in the cemetery because of his Hispanic ethnicity.

Texas Cemetery Scraps "Whites Only" Policy

After drawing ire for its alleged “whites only” policy, a Texas cemetery admitted its refusal to bury Latino residents is discriminatory and violates federal and state law.

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White House Seeks Another Chance in Immigration Case

Immigrants and activists participate in press conference and rally before the kick-off of a 37-mile march on Nov. 19, 2015, The march is designed to show their support for immigration reform. The marchers planned to walk for three days, from the federal immigration detention facility in Taylor to the Texas Governor's Mansion in downtown Austin.
Immigrants and activists participate in press conference and rally before the kick-off of a 37-mile march on Nov. 19, 2015, The march is designed to show their support for immigration reform. The marchers planned to walk for three days, from the federal immigration detention facility in Taylor to the Texas Governor's Mansion in downtown Austin.

The Obama administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the legality of the president's controversial immigration enforcement plan, which stalled last month when the high court deadlocked.

Obama to Travel to Dallas on Tuesday for Memorial Service

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Austin, Texas speaking with Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith during a keynote at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 11, 2016.
U.S. President Barack Obama visits Austin, Texas speaking with Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith during a keynote at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 11, 2016.

President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday for a memorial service in honor of the five police officers killed in Thursday night's attack, a White House spokesman said Sunday.

Feds Tight-Lipped on Weeding Out Corrupt Border Agents

A Border Patrol Agent makes his way through harsh terrain along the Rio Grande River in Starr County, Texas.
A Border Patrol Agent makes his way through harsh terrain along the Rio Grande River in Starr County, Texas.

Whether most — or even a significant fraction of — corrupt federal border agents are caught and punished is an open question. Customs and Border Protection boasts of more stringent screening and monitoring of its agents but releases little data to back up its claims.

Tensions Remain High in Dallas After Attack

Clara Brown Trimble, 63, put flowers next to a small memorial to police officers killed by sniper fire the night before in downtown Dallas following a peaceful Black Lives Matter Protest.
Clara Brown Trimble, 63, put flowers next to a small memorial to police officers killed by sniper fire the night before in downtown Dallas following a peaceful Black Lives Matter Protest.

Two days after the shooting that left five Dallas police officers dead and wounded seven more, state and national officials are continuing to offer prayers, calls for unity and praise for the heroism of local law enforcement. But tensions are still running high in the city.

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The Giant Still Sleeps: A Postcard From Texas

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Some pundits are convinced a purple Texas is around the corner due to the state's burgeoning Latino population. Yet Texas gets redder and redder. Visit Pasadena, where Oscar Del Toro is registering potential voters as he plans his city council race.  

Some pundits are convinced a purple Texas is around the corner due to the state's burgeoning Latino population. Yet Texas gets redder and redder. Visit Pasadena, where Oscar Del Toro is registering potential voters as he plans his city council race.