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June 16, 2018 In The News

A Republican congressman from Texas who toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who entered the country illegally said Saturday the facility is a byproduct of a flawed immigration strategy.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd said the shelter near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas will house about 360 boys who are 16 and 17.

June 16, 2018 In The News

Texas Republican Will Hurd blasted the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant parents from children Saturday after touring the new Tornillo tent camp.

June 16, 2018 In The News

Congressman Will Hurd toured the tents at the Tornillo port of entry that will be used to house migrant children, following the U.S. government decision to house immigrant children separated from their parents.

June 15, 2018 In The News

Conflicting messages from President Trump and his aides over whether he would support a compromise immigration bill sent House Republicans into fits of confusion on Friday, further diminishing the bill’s fortunes ahead of a showdown vote next week.

June 15, 2018 In The News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $1.5 million for a pilot project to determine whether manmade wetlands can help filter pollution leaving San Antonio’s Mitchell Lake.

June 15, 2018 In The News

Hacinados en carpas, con una temperatura exterior de más de 100 grados (37.8 centígrados) en el verano, cientos de niños inmigrantes separados de sus padres permanecerán en un albergue temporal en el Puerto de Entrada Marcelino Serna, al este del Condado de El Paso.

June 14, 2018 In The News

Nearly a year after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited El Paso and called the border town "ground zero" in the federal government's war on cartel-related crime, the Trump administration has again zeroed in on the area.

This time the government's focus is on a quiet town on the outskirts of El Paso County: Tornillo. 

June 13, 2018 In The News

UPDATE: Residents say a Postal Service repair crew finally fixed their cluster mailboxes after our Trouble Shooters report Wednesday night, responding the very next morning. As we previously reported, the mailboxes had been vandalized a month ago, forcing homeowners to drive all the way to the post office to pick up mail and packages.

June 2, 2018 In The News

For 70 years, this farm along the banks of the Rio Grande has belonged to the family of Becky Jones and Frank J. Schuster.

The farm surrounds the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, and as children, Jones and Schuster wandered through the magical wonderland that provides respite to green jays, chachalacas and great kiskadees.

June 1, 2018 In The News

Area businesses and, ultimately, consumers likely will pay more for products ranging from a six-pack of beer to a car in the wake of tariffs placed on steel and aluminum imported from many of the United States’ closest trading partners, including Mexico.