John Burnett

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'We Always Knew What It Stood For': Small Texas Town Torn Over Its Confederate Statue

Monday, August 03, 2020

More than 60 monuments that celebrate the Confederacy and its military men have come down in cities all across America. But more than 1,700 remain, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.


Trump Administration Defies Court, Won't Accept New DACA Applications

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A decision by the Trump administration will stop the acceptance of new applications for a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.


Border Patrol Response To Portland Unrest: Straying From Mission Or Continuing One?

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Images of federal officers making arrests have alarmed critics who think President Trump is using the officers to trample civil rights and appear as a law-and-order candidate ahead of elections.


Statues Of Conquistador Juan De Oñate Come Down As New Mexico Wrestles With History

Monday, July 13, 2020

Who was Juan de Oñate? Critics object to statues of the Spanish conquistador, the first European to colonize New Mexico and a despot who inflicted misery on Native Americans.


Who Was Juan De Oñate? A Look At The Conquistador's Violent Legacy In New Mexico

Saturday, July 11, 2020

When a crowd tried to pull down a statue of a conquistador in Albuquerque recently, someone got shot. We look at who this controversial figure from 400 years ago is and why he inspires violence.


New Mexico Leaders To Militia: If You Want To Help Community, Stop Showing Up Armed

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Armed militias have become a feature at anti-quarantine protests, racial justice marches and monument removals. But after a shooting in Albuquerque, locals say militias are disturbing the peace.


'I Cried With My Mom': 'Dreamers' React To The Supreme Court's DACA Ruling

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Supreme Court's DACA ruling on Thursday has shielded Young immigrants shielded from deportation, but only temporarily as the Trump administration is still vowing to end the program.


A Person Shot During The Protest To Remove Conquistador Statue In Albuquerque, N.M.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Authorities in Albuquerque, N.M., are trying to sort out militia involvement in a shooting of a crowd that tried to remove a statue of a Spanish conquistador infamous for brutalizing Native Americans.


Texas Calls In A Strike Force To Try To Slow Coronavirus Spread In Nursing Homes

Monday, June 15, 2020

More than one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in America have been elderly residents and workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.


Trump Administration Proposes Rules To Sharply Restrict Asylum Claims

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The sweeping restrictions would make it easier for immigration judges to reject asylum requests and harden the categories of people who face persecution.


George Floyd Laid To Rest In Houston After Emotional Service

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thousands of people in Houston and around the country watched the funeral of George Floyd. He was remembered as a caring man who has left a long and lasting legacy for racial justice.


People Gather For George Floyd's Funeral in Houston

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

People in Houston turned out for George Floyd's funeral. Floyd was killed in police custody last month. His death has sparked a nationwide reckoning about race relations and police brutality.


George Floyd To Be Buried Next To His Mother In Houston

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

George Floyd, 46, will be laid to rest Tuesday in his hometown of Houston. Floyd's death, while in police custody in Minneapolis two weeks ago, has sparked an international outcry and protests.


Crowds Gather For George Floyd's Memorial In Houston

Monday, June 08, 2020

A crowd has gathered in Houston Monday to pay respects to George Floyd. Floyd was born in North Carolina but grew up in Houston. He was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis.


Unlikely Allies Band Together In Laredo To Oppose The Border Wall

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Landowners, bankers, city officials and a congressman are all trying to keep the wall from coming and destroying the 265-year-old city's historic downtown.


Trump's Border Wall Would Go Through Laredo's Historic Downtown

Monday, May 25, 2020

An unusual coalition is forming in the Texas city to oppose President Trump's border wall. The city is standing up to the Justice Department, which is trying to seize hundreds of acres of land there.


Texas Café Owner Markets Corona Killa, Corona-ritas To Survive Shutdown

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Restaurants in Texas are reopening slowly, but nothing is quite the same after the coronavirus shutdowns. Owners have to be creative to survive and ensure the safety of customers and staff.


Texas Restaurants And Cafes Are Trying To Ensure Safety Of Customers And Staff

Friday, May 15, 2020

Restaurants in Texas have started to reopen slowly, but nothing is quite the same after the coronavirus shutdowns. They have to be creative to survive and ensure the safety of customers and staff.


Historic Oil Bust Delivers A Gut Punch To A High-Flying Texas County

Monday, May 11, 2020

Oil companies have slashed production across West Texas and southeast New Mexico, where communities are also hurting from pandemic-driven business shutdowns.


Threadgill's, The Austin Venue That Helped Launch Janis Joplin, Closes Down

Saturday, April 25, 2020

In Austin, Texas, the latest commercial casualty of coronavirus is the city's revered cafe, watering hole and music venue, Threadgill's.