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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott informed the U.S. State Department that Texas will not participate in the refugee resettlement program this fiscal year.

Carson Frame | Texas Public Radio

The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office confirmed the identity of the asylum seeker who died by suicide on the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.

Julián Castro posters remain on an abandoned building on San Antonio's West Side the weekend after he announced his campaign suspension.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

Former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro is now also a former candidate for president. He announced last week that his campaign for the Democratic nomination lacked the money and the poll numbers. But Castro told Texas Public Radio he isn’t finished having an impact on national politics.


APM Reports

Police officers nationwide use Tasers as a less lethal alternative to guns. The idea is to be able to stop someone – usually an unarmed but violent person – without having to kill them.

Taser use is sometimes controversial. Lawsuits alleged that the electroshock weapons killed rather than subdued people.

Julián Castro speaking in January, 2019.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The last Democratic presidential candidate from Texas — and the only Latino — has stepped off the political field, nearly one year since the former secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio mayor first entered the race.

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Year after year the death toll continues to climb from migrants who succumb to the harsh elements during their unauthorized journey into the United States. Humanitarian efforts are underway to save lives. But it’s not enough. Operation I.D. looks to recover and identify the remains of those who don’t make it out of the South Texas desert alive.


David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

It's estimated that in the last 10 years about 700 migrants died crossing the desert in Brooks County. This is ground zero of a South Texas humanitarian crisis where migrants risk death in order to enter the U.S. without legal authorization. What happens to the human remains of those who don’t make it? There is an effort to identify those bodies and reunite the remains with families.


Courtesy San Antonio Parks Foundation

More than 70,000 revelers are expected under the Tower of the Americas for the city’s official New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday night.


Courtesy of North Star Mall and family

Bob Wade died only weeks before he was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the famous landmark outside North Star Mall.


Image courtesy UTSA Libraries Special Collections at ITC

San Antonio in 1916 was a world where women lacked civil rights, where minorities faced racism in every aspect of life and where workers lacked basic workplace protections or financial security. Into that world, on Dec. 21, Emma Tenayuca was born. As the little girl learned more about the harsh realities around her, she was inspired and determined to transform that world into something better.

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