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Border Wars

James Moore | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
James Moore

While drug runners and police officers fire at each other on camera, community leaders shoot themselves in the foot by allowing access to these scenes. Self-inflicted wounds tend to be the worst kind.

The Teachings of Texas on Political Payback

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Chris Christie would never make it as a pol in Texas. He leaves too many fingerprints. Victims are not supposed to know who stuck the knife in them. T...

Along a River, a While Ago

James Moore | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
James Moore

The radio station was an unremarkable brick building encircled by palm and fruit trees. My intention was to use the airwaves of a local broadcaster to launch a journalism career after spending too much time as a disc jockey.

10 Cities Where Your Car Is More Likely To Be Stolen

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Car thieves are slacking. The number of auto thefts in the U.S. fell for the eighth consecutive year last year, according to a study recently relea...

Family Dead In Food Stamp Shooting Had Long Struggled

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

LAREDO, Texas -- In one of the poorest counties in the U.S., neighbors still pitied Rachelle Grimmer and her children. Grimmer would walk down the hig...

Officials: Mom Denied Food Stamps, Shoots Own Kids In Welfare Office

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Crime

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office and staged a seven-hour ...

Immigration Reform and Border Communities: We Need Bipartisan Problem-Solving

Arturo Venegas, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Venegas, Jr.

Our southern border is being used a pawn for politics rather than progress. What is really infecting the border cities in America is rhetoric about "border violence."

"One City, One Book": What's Laredo, Texas Reading?

Pro 8 News | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

Two titles have been selected for the third installment of Laredo's "One City, One Book". This year's campaign will feature the very first fictiona...

Laredo: No Bookstore For City With A Quarter-Million People?

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LAREDO, Texas — The final chapter has been written for the lone bookstore on the streets of Laredo. With a population of nearly a quarter-milli...

Should Mexican Trucks Be Allowed Throughout U.S.?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The recent release of a Transportation Departments inspector general's office government audit has brought to a head, once again, an issue which ignites deep feelings and loyalties in the best people.

Our Enemy To The South

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Dimond

Mexico's problem has become our problem in a big way. The retiring CIA chief, Michael Hayden, says Mexico could rank right next to Iran and Iraq as the biggest challenge for President Obama.