South Texas residents are turning to Facebook to keep one step ahead of roving roadside checkpoints set up by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
DPS Troopers say they are searching for unsafe drivers and not immigration violators.
For the past week DPS checkpoints popped up seemingly randomly in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. According to officials this is a short-term, multi-agency law enforcement effort that is targeting various criminal activities and unsafe driving behaviors in South Texas.
Najwan Al Ani sits in her El Cajon apartment and flips through a tattered study guide for the first phase of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. After she used the workbook to study for and pass the test in 2011, it's less a book and more a messy stack of pages saturated with highlighter ink.
SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO, N.M. - Severe drought has been gripping much of the Southwest for years, with New Mexico getting the worst of it. And the lack of water is forcing many Native American farmers to consider more non-traditional methods of irrigation.
On a late summer morning at the Santo Domingo Pueblo just south of Santa Fe, Water Resources Manager Jonathan Garcia grabs a map and the keys to a large SUV. He's headed to the reservation's agricultural land for a closer look at new irrigation techniques.
A celebration after a victorious baseball game in the Mexican border city of Juárez was interrupted by gunfire, resulting in the death of ten people.
A police spokesman said gunman arrived at a house party in the western outskirts of the city Sunday night and opened fire with AK-47 rifle. Nine people died on site, another shortly after arriving at a local hospital. The youngest victim was a 7-year-old girl. The motive for the killings is undetermined.
SAN ANTONIO - The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges go live online Oct. 1. This is where many people without health insurance can pick a plan and enroll. Policies vary by state, but in Texas state leaders are unabashed in doing all they can to hobble what both sides refer to as "Obamacare."
At a community information meeting recently held in a San Antonio westside neightborhood, community organizer Sevi Laura of the Texas Organizing Project addressed a room crowded with people looking to learn more about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.