Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A rise in pedestrian deaths. Lessons learned from covering climate change. Preventing gun violence at an early age. And protecting butterflies along the border.
Posted on · "We'll try to bring joy, positivity, beauty, drag, culture to whatever this is," Beatrix Lestrange said, pointing to the section of the border fence directly behind her.
Posted on · The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border cuts across sensitive desert and mountainous terrain. But environmental regulations are waived for wall construction, raising concerns about longterm damage.
Posted on · The center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.
Posted on · In a near-showdown that seemed to mirror the ongoing dispute over the border, Trump was greeted by a counter-rally led by former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who has criticized Trump on immigration.
Posted on · President Trump has threatened to declare an emergency to go around Congress and build a border wall. The same law that gives him that power also gives Congress the ability to push back.
Posted on · Neither of the bills were considered likely to pass, but they mark the first time the Senate has taken action on the issue since the new Congress was sworn in earlier this month.
Posted on · It's unclear how serious the president is about the idea. "We'll take a look," he said.
Posted on · The president is traveling to a Border Patrol station in Texas, as the partial shutdown enters its 20th day. The trip comes a day after the president walked out on a meeting with Democrats.
Posted on · President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for a $5.7 billion border wall. That demand and Democrats' opposition has led to a partial government shutdown.
Posted on · Protecting Houston from negative economic repercussions of a potential shutdown of the border and accelerating the use of federal funds for Harvey recovery are up on her list.
Posted on · The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to provide additional active-duty troops on the Southern border. They will upgrade or add 160 miles of fencing in Arizona and California.
Posted on · What we're following today at Houston Public Media.
Posted on · The state has previously warned that a wall through Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park could force it to close.
Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn how a potential shelter for migrant children doesn't have the permits it needs to operate. Then, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. And a local director makes a prequel to one of the worst movies ever made.