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Texas lt. gov criticizes Mexico's response to Guard deployment

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Texas charities struggle to send aid across border

In McAllen,Texas, the parish at Sacred Heart Church has acted as a shelter for thousands of Central Americans crossing the border illegally. An effort to send some of its surplus donations into Mexico is facing hurdles.... Read more»

Texas border: Nat'l Guard troops struggling financially

Democrats say media reports that some National Guard troops on the border haven’t been paid and can’t afford basic necessities are infuriating. Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s office says the National Guard is fully equipped to help them.... Read more»1

Texas border: Guard's arrival brings reassurance, concerns

The arrival of the Texas National Guard at the border has been met with praise by some who say the state is taking the lead in securing the border while the federal government falls flat in its mission. But others say the deployment is overkill that only serves to hamper the local economy.... Read more»

The bullet train that could change everything

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.... Read more»

Analysis

Rick Perry indicted: It's not the crime, it's the politics

Analysis: This indictment could be to Rick Perry’s presidential campaign what a sewer leak is to the opening of a new restaurant: The food might not be the diners’ strongest memory of the meal.... Read more»

Perry fires back, calls indictment a political ploy

A steamed Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday decried a Travis County grand jury’s indictment of him on two felony counts, saying allegations that he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state’s anti-corruption unit were politically motivated. (with video)... Read more»1

Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit. The indictment could throw a major wrench in Perry’s possible presidential ambitions.... Read more»1

Texas gov visits Nat'l Guard troops training for the border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical security measure, saying troops “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”... Read more»1

Texas gov vows to secure border, spread 'red-state policies'

Promising to secure the border and take the Texas approach to government national, Gov. Rick Perry delivered an impassioned speech Friday morning in which he called for conservatives to wage a “war” on “the battlefield of ideas.”... Read more»1

Congressional inaction leaves border communities hoping for funds

Congress left towns and counties on the Texas-Mexico border hanging last week when it adjourned without sending a supplemental budget measure to the president. The local governments have used their own resources since last spring to care for thousands of immigrants flooding into their communities, and they had hoped Congress would reimburse local taxpayers.... Read more»

Border violence prompts railroad to seek waiver

Union Pacific, one of the country’s largest freight railroads, is requesting permission from the federal government to adjust its operations in Texas because of violence on the Mexican side of the border, including the fatal shooting in May of a train yard worker in Ciudad Juárez.... Read more»

Time runs out for Congress to address border crisis

Lawmakers spent hours earlier debating the merits of a border bill. But CSPAN reported that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, failed to garner enough support from his GOP colleagues, who argued the measure was not strong enough.... Read more»

Analysis

Perry's border plan — and a political one

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said a plan to send National Guard troops to the state’s border with Mexico was necessary because the federal government isn’t doing enough there. The move could also address a political weak spot he discovered in his 2012 presidential run.... Read more»

Texas cities pushing back on border surge

City Councilwoman Heidi Thiess of League City swung into action shortly after she saw media reports of Central American children sleeping in detention centers along the Texas-Mexico border. She wrote a resolution barring any immigrant from being housed on an emergency basis in her city. A handful of Texas communities have followed suit.... Read more»

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