South Texas

HOUSTON | US awards second border wall contract in Texas

HOUSTON — The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles (13 kilometers) of border wall in south Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the contract Wednesday. Construction will begin in February. CBP already announced a $145 million award for another 6 miles (10 kilometers) in South Texas’ Rio Grande … Continue reading HOUSTON | US awards second border wall contract in Texas

SAN ANTONIO |Bob Bass, former GM in San Antonio and Charlotte, dead at 89

SAN ANTONIO— Bob Bass, the former San Antonio and Charlotte general manager who was an integral part of the front office for most of the Spurs’ first 20 years in South Texas, has died. He was 89. Bass’ death was confirmed by the club Saturday in a statement from coach Gregg Popovich. The San Antonio … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO |Bob Bass, former GM in San Antonio and Charlotte, dead at 89

DILLEY, Texas | Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

DILLEY, Texas  — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn’t quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children nearby. It’s … Continue reading DILLEY, Texas | Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

WESLACO, Texas | The Latest: US attorney says he continues to file cases

WESLACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump’s order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Ryan Patrick, the top federal prosecutor in South Texas, says he continues to file all illegal entry cases referred to him by border … Continue reading WESLACO, Texas | The Latest: US attorney says he continues to file cases

BIG WELLS, Texas | 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd says the SUV went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas … Continue reading BIG WELLS, Texas | 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

McALLEN, Texas | Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage. There are bottles of water, bags of chips, and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. The U.S. Border Patrol on … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas | Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas