Monday, May 04, 2015
In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
On Wednesday at 6 P.M. central, a mentally ill Texas inmate is set to be put to death in a case that tests the legal justification for applying the death penalty to the mentally ill.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Election Day in Texas may not have any big cliff hangers, but the state is proving to be a laboratory for 21st century American politics.
Friday, August 15, 2014
"Operation Streamline" is the federal government's program to fast-track immigration cases. It's certainly made it easier to prosecute migrants — or put them in jail. But critics say everything else about the program seems confused.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Some migrant families with young children detained shortly after arriving from Central America are sent to live with relatives in the US as they await their date in court. That transition — suddenly being released — can be frightening and overwhelming. But there is one effort in McAllen, Texas, to help these migrants during their first few minutes on US soil.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Conservative politicians in Washington are renewing calls for more security along the US-Mexico border as the best way to stop the flow of migrant children into the US. But some Texans think the border is far too militarized already ... and the money would be better spent on immigrant services.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Remember that movie with Tom Hanks when he was trapped in an airport without proper documentation? For tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, they’re not trapped in an airport, they’re confined within a small swath of land in southeast Texas along the Mexican border.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
An oil tanker sitting 60 miles off the coast of Texas holds $100 million worth of crude oil. But for now, no one knows who's allowed to sell it, who the buyer is or even where the oil will eventually go.
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