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Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Boy’s Death Draws Attention To Immigration Perils

When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy’s body about a mile from Texas’ southern border, they also discovered his brother’s Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle.

06/30/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: Shift Of Illegal Immigrant Crossings Into Texas Accelarates

A shift by immigrant smugglers to target the tough-to-defend U.S.-Mexico border in southernmost Texas has accelerated this year as the Border Patrol scrambles to shift its resources from states further west, according to an internal agency report obtained by The Associated Press.

05/23/2014

File photo of marijuana. (credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Tons Of Pot Hidden In Kitchen Parts

A load of kitchen parts has yielded more than 2 tons of smuggled marijuana during an inspection at a Texas border crossing.

04/02/2014

The Harris County District Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services, says it is in the early stages of investigating a local Houston doctor who is accused of performing late-term abortions in 2011. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

2 More Texas Clinics Closing Amid New Abortion Law

Two more Texas abortions clinics are closing because of new restrictions placed on the facilities by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

03/06/2014

File photo of a police cruiser with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Man Gets 15 Years For Meth In Shampoo Bottle

A bus passenger in South Texas has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to smuggle methamphetamine across the border in a shampoo bottle.

07/24/2013

File photo of police lights. (credit: Wesley Hitt/ Getty Images)

The Curse Of The Texans Right Tackle: Quessenberry & His Stolen Truck

It seems like the Texans right tackle position is somewhat cursed these days.

06/13/2013

Young men and boys from Mexico jump into the Rio Grande from the United States side of the border with Mexico (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mexico Releases Water Into Rio Grande; More Wanted

Mexico has agreed to release more water into the Rio Grande for use by agriculture and other interests on the Texas side of the river, according to the international commission that arbitrates water-rights disputes between the two neighbors.

04/06/2013

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a new congressional budget should eliminate the need to furlough or cut overtime hours for border agents. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Napolitano Says Federal Cuts May Not Impact Border

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a new congressional budget should eliminate the need to furlough or cut overtime hours for border agents.

04/04/2013

Forensic personnel and police arrive at the scene of a crime where four people were shot dead in Monterrey City, Nuevo Leon state on Feb. 11, 2013. (credit: Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican Drug Cartels Dispatching Agents To Work Deep Inside US

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits.

04/01/2013

A fence on the outskirts of town separates the cities of Nogales, Arizona (L) and Nogales, Sonora Mexico. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Crime At The United States-Mexico Border Goes Corporate

When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his armored trucks and personal army, but also his department heads and a team of accountants.

09/29/2012

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