U.S. held record number of migrant children in 2019

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press COMAYAGUA, Honduras — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father’s arms, as he set out...

Texas lawmaker caught on tape dropping envelope containing cocaine

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune About two months before state Rep. Poncho Nevárez announced he was retiring from the Texas House, the Eagle Pass Democrat...

2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school,...

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

By CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a...
Murder Investigation

Texas man arrested after daughter found dead in Rio Grande

CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man faces murder charges in the death of his 17-year-old daughter, whose body was...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Federal regulators have threatened to ground dozens of Southwest Airlines jets if the airline can’t confirm...

Texas voters approve state income tax ban, most other constitutional amendments

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Amendments to the state constitution that would make it harder to enact a state income tax, stabilize funding for state...

9 US citizens killed in drug cartel ambush in Mexico

By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering at least six children and...

Castro forges forward after 11th-hour fundraising drive, O’Rourke exit

By Patrick Svitek and Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune DES MOINES — And then there was one. Julián Castro became the sole Texan in the presidential race...

Border Patrol agent shoots, kills gunman who opened fire

By CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a gunman who opened fire about...