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Immigrant agents arrest 280 at Texas tech repair company

DALLAS (AP) – Immigration agents have arrested nearly 300 people at a North Texas technology company in what authorities say is one of the largest enforcement actions of its kind in a decade. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says [...]

‘He can’t DIY things like he did in Texas’: Beto goes mainstream

Beto O’Rourke’s burgeoning campaign organization is a concession to the unique rigors of a crowded presidential campaign, but it’s also a reflection of the vastly different landscape he faces in 2020. | Ethan Miller/Getty [...]

Top firms decry religious exemption bills proposed in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Fortune 500 companies are joining gay rights activists in opposing several Texas bills they say are discriminatory after banding together to help defeat the state’s transgender “bathroom bill” in 2017. Corporate [...]

Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance [...]

Texas GOP races to shore up the suburbs for 2020

An opponent for Texas Sen. John Cornyn at the statewide level has yet to emerge. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo 2020 elections The state party is placing organizers in big metro areas early to bolster newly competitive districts. By RENUKA [...]

Texas defense contractor wants to expand border towers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A Fort Worth defense contractor that monitors part of the U.S.-Mexico border with high-tech surveillance towers wants to expand the technology in more states along the southern border. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram [...]

Inside the Beltway: 2020 is calling: Trump heads to Texas

Duty calls, and so does 2020. President Trump will be in Texas next week for an event that serves as a reminder that a presidential race is indeed underway. Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign reveals he soon will host a “Make America Great [...]

Cornyn braces for brutal Texas reelection battle

Sen. John Cornyn has already hired aides to start his reelection campaign process, long before it’s clear which Democrat he might face in 2020. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Elections The Republican senator is preparing to run a [...]

Mother-daughter in South Texas make pillows for migrants

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – With a sewing machine, some fabric and cotton stuffing, a Brownsville mother-daughter duo has set out to be part of the humanitarian response for migrants on the border. The Brownsville Herald reports Melba Salazar-Lucio, [...]

Ted Cruz, Texas Republican: Trump ‘willing to meet in the middle’ with Democrats over shutdown

Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that Democrats’ refusal to negotiate with President Trump over his funding for the border wall is not reasonable, suggesting the blame for the country’s longest government shutdown is on them for refusing to budge. The [...]