Gov. Abbott provides border security update following immigrants’ deaths in San Antonio trailer tragedy

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Wednesday to provide an update on the state’s ongoing response to what he calls a “growing border crisis.” Abbott was joined by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and Adjutant General of Texas Maj. Gen. Thomas Suelzer. This was the first press … Read more

Texas Trailer Death Toll Rises to 53, But Officials Struggle to ID Migrants

Victims have been found with no identification documents at all and in one case a stolen ID. Remote villages lack phone service to reach family members and determine the whereabouts of missing migrants. Fingerprint data has to be shared and matched by different governments. More than a day after the discovery of a stifling trailer … Read more

Two Mexican Citizens Charged With Weapons Possession After Texas Big Rig Deaths

Two men detained following Monday’s discovery of dozens of dead migrants in the trailer of a big rig in San Antonio have been charged with possessing a weapon while in the United States illegally. Criminal complaints filed separately in San Antonio federal court Tuesday charge Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao and Juan Claudio D’Luna-Mendez with “possession of a weapon … Read more

New indictments returned in Texas against convicted murderer

FILE – Accused serial killer Billy Chemirmir looks back ahead of his retrial on Monday, April 25, 2022, at Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, new capital murder indictments were returned accusing convicted serial killer Chemirmir of four more deaths. (Shafkat Anowar/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File) Source … Read more

51 migrants found dead in back of tractor-trailer in San Antonio

Dozens of suspected migrants found dead in tractor-trailer in Texas 02:43 At least 51 migrants were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio on Monday, officials said Tuesday. More than a dozen others were taken to local hospitals with heat-related injuries. Federal law enforcement officials confirmed to CBS News Homeland Security … Read more

80 DA’s Office refuse to prosecute abortion cases, including 5 in Texas

HOUSTON – A letter from Fair and Just Prosecution was signed by 80 District Attorney’s Offices representing communities across the nation who say they will decline their use of offices’ resources to criminalize those who seek, provide or support abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving it in the hands … Read more

Which tasty treat can withstand the summer heat?

One of the best things to do on a hot summer afternoon is to grab a cold treat from the local ice cream shop or race to catch the neighborhood ice cream truck. You probably didn’t give it much thought, but did you know that certain cold treats are better than others when standing up … Read more

Texas judge blocks state’s pre-Roe ban, allows some abortions to continue | Houston Public Media

Demonstrators rally outside the federal courthouse in downtown Austin on Friday after the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.A Harris County judge on Tuesday blocked Texas officials from enforcing a decades-old abortion ban, effectively allowing health providers to perform the procedure without the threat of prosecution. With the temporary restraining order issued by Judge … Read more

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Biden’s pick to lead immigration enforcement agency, withdraws from nomination | Houston Public Media

Ed Gonzalez testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, about his nomination to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Thursday, July 15, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who was previously tapped to lead the country’s immigration and customs enforcement agency, said Monday that he was withdrawing … Read more

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