Rio Grande Buoy Barrier

Border

Dead body found stuck to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border buoys in Rio Grande

Posted on · The body was discovered by Mexican government officials, who have condemned Abbott's placement of the buoys as a "violation of our sovereignty." The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Texas over the buoys.

Greg Abbott National Guard
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, Sunday, July 9, 2023.
Clipper Saturn

Energy & Environment

Houston judge slaps shipping company with $1.5 million fine for trying to conceal oily discharge

Posted on · Clipper Shipping A.S., a division of Norway-based petrochemical gas transporter Solvang ASA, also must implement an environmental compliance plan for nine of its vessels as part of a plea agreement.

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, assists evacuees aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of Operation Allies Refuge at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Immigration

With the second anniversary of the Fall of Kabul approaching, thousands of Afghan refugees remain stuck in legal limbo

Posted on · The Houston area has taken in between 5,500 and 15,000 Afghan refugees since August 2021. Many of them are here as humanitarian parolees, without a clear path to citizenship. Their parole is set to expire within a matter of months.

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