Army Times investigation finds suicides, morale crisis in wake of Operation Lone Star at Texas border
Recent reports from the Army Times into poor conditions and an uptick in suicides among Texas National Guard soldiers tied to Operation Lone Star has state lawmakers concerned over how the soldiers are being treated.
State climatologist: Texas had hottest December since 1889
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Last month was the hottest December in Texas since at least 1889, state Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said.Gammon found that temperatures from Dallas through Abilene [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
A look back: Best of South Texas Pride in 2021
In late 2021, KSAT revamped the South Texas Pride series to bring viewers more long-form content full-length Q&As. We highlighted some stories that made a difference to the local LGBTQ+ community, as well as state, national and even international communities.
11 Haitian asylum seekers part of lawsuit against federal government
Eleven of the thousands of Haitian migrants who set up camp under the international bridge in Del Rio in September have filed a lawsuit against the federal government. The documents filed allege physical abuse, racial discrimination and failure to process asylum claims.
HBO drag series ‘We’re Here’ to showcase Del Rio, Texas in forthcoming episode
A small Texas border town is getting its moment to shine in a new episode of HBO’s We’re Here. A small Texas border town is getting its moment to shine in a new episode of HBO’s We’re Here. In June, the queens headed to Del Rio, a border town three hours west of San Antonio, to host a Pride Month drag show. The episode also features Del Rio local Joey’s exploration of gender identity and the coming out journey of Esael, another town resident. The Del Rio episode airs at 10 p.m. Central on Monday, Oct. 25 and is also streaming on HBO Max.outinsa.com
"We suffered a lot to get here": A Haitian migrant's harrowing journey to the Texas-Mexico border
After witnessing fellow migrants swept away in a Central American river and a sexual assault by armed men, one man wants to put the traumatic journey in the past and find stability for his family in Ohio.
Biden said Border Patrol agents ‘will pay’ for treatment of Haitian migrants. Texas Gov. Abbott offered them jobs.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised to hire any Border Patrol agents who get in trouble for what President Biden called "outrageous" conduct toward Haitian immigrants trying to cross the border.washingtonpost.com
'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis
The “amistad,” or friendship, that Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, celebrate with a festival each year has been important in helping them deal with the challenges from a migrant camp that shut down the border bridge between the two communities for more than a week.
Haitians heading to US change plans, ready to wait in Mexico
As U.S. authorities moved out the last of the more than 14,000 migrants who gathered beside a border bridge in Del Rio, thousands of other Haitians en route between the border and South America are coming to the realization that a window of time has closedwashingtonpost.com
Controversial Arizona recount reaffirms Biden's victory
The Arizona recount of the 2020 election confirmed President Biden’s victory in the state — by an even larger margin. It comes as a House panel investigating the Capitol riot subpoenaed four associates of former President Trump. Ed O'Keefe has the details.news.yahoo.com
House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump associates
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding records and testimony from four close associates of former President Donald Trump who were in contact with him before and during the attack. (September 24)news.yahoo.com
All migrants have been cleared from encampment in Del Rio, Tex., homeland security secretary says
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the announcement Friday at the White House amid widespread criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the migrants, most of them Haitians, at the U.S.-Mexico border.washingtonpost.com
Time's Up leader pledges openness after scandal
The new leader of Time's Up, Monifa Bandele, is pledging openness and equity at the embattled women's rights organization. Her predecessor resigned in August over revelations the group’s leaders advised former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Sept. 24)news.yahoo.com
Haitian asylum seekers being offered pro bono legal help
On the ground with the 4,000 Haitian arrivals who remain in Del Rio was Carlos Moore, the president of the <a href="https://www.nationalbar.org/" target="_blank">National Bar Association</a>, the largest organization of 65,000 African-American lawyers, judges, law students and professors.
U.S. Border Patrol will no longer use horses in Del Rio, Texas after outrage over treatment of Haitian migrants
The Biden administration has suspended Border Patrol agents from using horses in Del Rio, Texas amid public outcry over photos showing agents on horseback charging at Haitian migrants trying to cross into the U.S.cnbc.com
OPINION: Name calling” Dehumanizing words make abuse of other people easier
Anyone with a heart should be shocked by images released Tuesday of Border Patrol agents at the Del Rio-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge chasing terrified people on horseback, rounding them up like cattle — complete with lashings from the reins of their horses’ bridles.myrgv.com
Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s closure of Del Rio bridge disrupts businesses and jobs on Texas side of the U.S.-Mexico border
Federal officials have halted traffic so they can process thousands of Haitian migrants seeking asylum. The closure has made it difficult for the Texas city’s binational employees and business owners to keep normal operations going.
Del Rio faith-based community lending a hand to Haitians in need
The faith-based community in Del Rio has helped more than its <a href="https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/03/20/border-relief-agencies-appeal-for-help-of-their-own-to-meet-growing-demand/" target="_blank">share of immigrants</a> from Mexico and Central America, but the thousands of arrivals from Haiti were a first.
Border patrol agents criticized for treatment of Haitian migrants in Del Rio as U.S. tries to dissuade more from coming
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned would-be migrants that “your journey will not succeed” and promised to investigate the actions of mounted agents at the Rio Grande.
Secretary of Homeland Security travels to Del Rio for update on Haitian migrant situation
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will be in Del Rio on Monday to receive an operational briefing on steps being taken to address the situation involving the mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from the border city.
Biden administration speeds up deportation flights for Haitians in growing Texas migrant camp
The situation in Del Rio spiraled this week as more than 15,000 migrants, many of them from Haiti, arrived at the border in recent days, settling in a makeshift camp as they waited for CBP agents to process their petitions to stay in the U.S.
Checkpoints in Laredo left unmanned after Border Patrol agents redirected to Del Rio, report says
Multiple checkpoints in Laredo are temporarily shut down and unmanned after several Border Patrol agents were reassigned to Del Rio in response to a surge of thousands of migrants crossing the Mexico border, according to <a href="https://www.kgns.tv/2021/09/18/laredo-border-patrol-checkpoints-left-unmanned/" target="_blank">a report from KGNS. </a>
Overloaded court system awaits Haitian asylum seekers in Del Rio
Seeing the thousands of mostly Haitian asylum seekers beneath the international bridge in Del Rio, Sara Ramey, executive director of the<a href="https://migrantcenter.org/" target="_blank"> Migrant Center for Human Rights</a>, said her initial concern was for their health and safety.