Tribpedia: Texas-Mexico Border

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 ...

Mexico's New Political Regime Sparks Activism in Texas

A young Mexican child at a YoSoy132 protest in Mexico City's Plaza de Las Tres Culturas. The sign pleads for voters to think of the child's generation when casting their ballots.
A young Mexican child at a YoSoy132 protest in Mexico City's Plaza de Las Tres Culturas. The sign pleads for voters to think of the child's generation when casting their ballots.

Weeks after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's inauguration, a group of activists in Texas is organizing a new effort they say will serve as a watchdog to monitor Mexico's treatment of its citizens. The group will meet Thursday in Austin to protest the detainment of protesters who clashed with Mexican police earlier this month.

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.

Decision Nears on Coal Project in Eagle Pass

Plans for a coal mine in Eagle Pass took a step forward last month and could get final approval in January. But opponents of the proposal, who say the project raises serious health concerns, say they haven't given up the fight.

Nelson Balido, the president of the Border Trade Alliance (left) and President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto
Nelson Balido, the president of the Border Trade Alliance (left) and President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto

Analysts: Little Change Expected with New Mexico Leader

Worries about the new presidential government in Mexico are overblown, says San Antonio native Nelson Balido, the president of the Border Trade Alliance, who recently met with the president-elect’s transition team in Mexico City.  

Juvenile detainees work on a new juvenile detention village in Eagle Pass. Maverick County has been taking donations for the new facility, which is being built, in part, by county employees who sacrifice their own time for the project.
Juvenile detainees work on a new juvenile detention village in Eagle Pass. Maverick County has been taking donations for the new facility, which is being built, in part, by county employees who sacrifice their own time for the project.

Detention Center Seen as Model for Reform

The chief probation officer for three counties near the Texas-Mexico border is taking a "restorative justice" approach to rehabilitating juveniles held in drug-smuggling cases. That philosophy is at the root of a new detention center.

Voters line up to cast ballots in Mexico's presidential election Sunday at a voting sight on Popocatepetl street in Mexico City's Colonia Condesa.
Voters line up to cast ballots in Mexico's presidential election Sunday at a voting sight on Popocatepetl street in Mexico City's Colonia Condesa.

Mexico's Presidential Runner-Up Challenges Results

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who finished second to the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico's July 1 presidential election, has announced he will officially challenge the results of the contest.

Ballot Count Shows Peña Nieto Remains Ahead

Election officials in Mexico are moving forward with the official count of the ballots cast in Sunday’s presidential election. Early results indicate that Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or the PRI, remains ahead of his challengers.

Voters line up to cast ballots in Mexico's presidential election Sunday at a voting sight on Popocatepetl street in Mexico City's Colonia Condesa.
Voters line up to cast ballots in Mexico's presidential election Sunday at a voting sight on Popocatepetl street in Mexico City's Colonia Condesa.

Second-Place Finisher Challenges Mexico Election Result

The voting is over, but the counting may not be, after Mexico's election Sunday. Candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador, who came in second in the presidential race, said Monday evening that he would challenge the results.

Pictured on April 7, 2012 in El Paso, Texas is Saul Reyes Salazar, a former community activist in the Juarez Valley, who was granted political asylum on January 09, 2012. Salazar has lost six family members in the drug war.
Pictured on April 7, 2012 in El Paso, Texas is Saul Reyes Salazar, a former community activist in the Juarez Valley, who was granted political asylum on January 09, 2012. Salazar has lost six family members in the drug war.

Mexicans Seeking Refuge Come Together to Speak Out

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.