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Celebrating Mexican Independence on the Border

On the evening of September 15th, 1810 Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo started the Mexican War of Independence with a ring of church bells and a call to arms – the “Grito de Dolores”. More than two centuries later, the cries … Continue reading

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Voices of the Border: Father Mike

Father Mike is a pastor at the Catholic church in Presidio, Texas. He moved to the United States in the late 1980s from his hometown in the Phillppines. He’s since made West Texas his home. Living in the small border … Continue reading

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Donates Nearly $3 Million Dollars to Region

The company behind the Trans Pecos Pipeline announced nearly $3 million in donations this week to counties and projects in West Texas where the pipeline either crosses or is near. Carlos Morales reports the donations benefit areas that were both … Continue reading

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Presidio-Ojinaga Port of Entry To Receive $13m Upgrade

The Presidio-Ojinaga port of entry is officially getting a makeover. The effort has been in the works since last year, and will now see the development of new bridges and pedestrian path to help ease traffic.

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Trump’s Plans Could Cripple Small Businesses on the Border

Last week when President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer dropped the possibility of a 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for Trump’s wall, pubic voices around the country cried out. Big corporations complained tariffs would ruin them. Experts said … Continue reading

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Health Risks In Living In US Border Colonias Prompt Funding Increase Proposal

PRESIDIO, Texas — Thousands of mostly poor Hispanic people live in border communities called colonias with no access to running water or electricity. Now, the Obama administration wants the four border states that receive federal funds for colonia improvement to increase … Continue reading

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Undrinkable: Many along Texas border still live without clean, safe water

Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series from the Texas Tribune exploring the challenges many borderlands residents have to overcome just to have access to drinking water. Tribune reporters spoke with residents of Las Pampas, a colonia near … Continue reading

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Odessa Man Arrested after Failed Smuggling Attempt at Presidio Border Crossing

An Odessa man was arrested at the Presidio-Ojinaga, Mexico border crossing on Monday after attempting to smuggle 124 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the bust happened around 7 am Monday when 53-year-old Jose … Continue reading

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As Solar Grows in Texas, Border City Provides a Model

For most of its life, the small border city of Presidio, Texas has been on the edge of the electric grid. This rugged part of West Texas has seen a major upgrade of its transmission lines over the past five years, … Continue reading

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