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State agency recommends firms oversee construction of Abbott’s border wall

By Uriel J. García, The Texas Tribune State officials have recommended that a joint venture between a design firm and an engineering firm be awarded...

Migrants? Unvaccinated people? Who’s fueling a COVID-19 surge on the border?

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske | Los Angeles Times MCALLEN – Hundreds of Central American asylum seekers awaited coronavirus test results under tents in a park on...

Federal government calls it a levee, immigration advocates say its a border wall.

By Uriel J. García, The Texas Tribune For weeks, construction crews have been working about half a mile north of the Rio Grande in Mission,...

Private wall lawyers can withdraw from suit

A federal judge has allowed two local attorneys to withdraw as counsel for We Build the Wall, the Florida-based crowdfunding nonprofit that helped fund...

Texas House committee approves bill to spend an extra $2B on border enforcement

By Uriel J. García | The Texas Tribune A Texas House committee on Tuesday advanced a funding bill that would appropriate nearly $2 billion to...

Legal limbo: As border wall lawsuits remain in limbo, construction resumes

MISSION — Seven months into President Joe Biden’s administration, both government officials and local activists have grown frustrated over the lack of direction coming...

Texas to spend $25 million on 2-mile concrete border barrier

By James Barragán, The Texas Tribune The Texas Department of Transportation is set to pay nearly $25 million for the construction of a nearly 2-mile...

EXPLAINER: How do border policies affect US infection rates?

By JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK Associated Press (AP) — As the delta variant fuels an increase of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., some of President Joe Biden's...

Private border wall lawsuits see some progress

A pair of lawsuits against those involved in building a stretch of private border wall south of Mission may finally be moving forward after...

Abbott’s border security initiative rolls out with confusion, missteps 

By Jolie McCullough | The Texas Tribune DEL RIO — Nerio stepped out of the Rio Grande with his wife last week, put his feet...