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CBP seizes 68 pounds of cocaine, $13K in cash at Brownsville bridge

The rubber bands gave her away.

A Venezuelan man and his pet squirrel made it to the US border. Now...

MATAMOROS (AP) — During the weeks it took Yeison and Niko to migrate from Venezuela toward the U.S., they navigated dangerous jungles and over a dead body. The two are so inseparable that Yeison sold his phone so both had enough bus money to continue their journey.

Mexican border city struggles to find space for migrants even with a new shelter

MATAMOROS — At a massive encampment near an international bridge along the U.S.-Mexico border, migrants from Honduras, Haiti, Venezuela and elsewhere have turned scraps of plastic, poster board and rope into makeshift homes.

San Benito working to draw high-tech manufacturer

SAN BENITO — The city’s Economic Development Corporation is teaming up with Matamoros officials to help a Mexican high-tech manufacturing company bring “many” good-paying, high-skilled jobs to town, an official said.

‘High risk’: Cameron, Hidalgo authorities urge Matamoros clinic patients to get tested

Of the 89 residents of Cameron and Hidalgo counties at high risk of having fungal meningitis, only nine have been admitted to the hospital to be tested for the potentially deadly disease.

Harlingen man pleads guilty to arming Gulf Cartel with firearm linked to American’s death

A Harlingen man pleaded guilty to smuggling firearms linked to a murder and kidnapping incident involving an American citizen that occurred on March 3 in Matamoros, Mexico, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Fungal meningitis blamed for one death, five infections tied to Matamoros surgeries

The Texas Department of State Health Services issued an advisory Tuesday warning people of suspected cases of fungal meningitis among Texas residents who had surgery in Matamoros.

Huge number of asylum seekers at US-Mexico border as COVID-19 restrictions end, new rules...

BY MARIA VERZA, COLLEEN LONG AND MORGAN LEE | ASSOCIATED PRESS CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The Biden administration on Thursday will begin denying asylum to...

Governor’s Orders: Safety inspections at international crossings spark opposition

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez and a chorus of others including the Texas Border Coalition and the truckers themselves on Thursday urged Gov. Greg Abbott to call off blanket inspections of Mexican trucks at two crossings that were wreaking chaos across the border.

Matamoros man charged in mass smuggling attempt at Falfurrias checkpoint

A Matamoros man was arrested at the Falfurrias checkpoint on Monday after Border Patrol agents discovered 45 people inside a refrigerated trailer that was 35 degrees, according to a criminal complaint.