US readies second attempt at speedy border asylum screeningsMay 2, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden scrapped expedited asylum screenings during his first month in office as part of a gutting of Trump administration border polices that included building a wall with Mexico.
Citizen journalist’s lawsuit heard by federal appeals courtJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An online citizen journalist from Texas asked federal appeals court judges Wednesday to revive her lawsuit against authorities who her arrested for seeking and obtaining nonpublic information from police — a case that has drawn attention from national media organizations and free speech advocates.
Mexican army says Jalisco drug cartel kidnapped colonelDecember 17, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army said late Friday that the violent Jalisco drug cartel has kidnapped a colonel who commanded a detachment in the gang-dominated northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas.
Ex-Border Patrol agent convicted of killing 4 women in TexasDecember 8, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in 2018 was convicted Wednesday of capital murder, after jurors heard recordings of him telling investigators he was trying to “clean up the streets” of his South Texas hometown.
8 killed in continued shootings in Mexican border cityDecember 8, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) —
Seven suspected cartel gunmen and one soldier were killed in a shootout Wednesday between the army and gang members in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo, authorities said.
Jurors hear ex-Border Patrol agent’s confession in killingsDecember 4, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jurors in the capital murder trial of a former U.S.
Texas high school basketball rankingsNovember 29, 2022 GMT
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Nov. 21:
Ex-Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4 goes on trialNovember 28, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The capital murder trial began Monday of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in South Texas, telling investigators he wanted to “clean up the streets” of his border hometown.
Arrest sparks violence in Mexico border city of Nuevo LaredoNovember 28, 2022 GMT
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire broke out across the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo early Monday, prompting the cancellation of classes and an advisory from the U.S. Consulate to shelter in place.
Thursday’s ScoresOctober 28, 2022 GMT
Duncanville boys, DeSoto girls top Texas basketball rankingsOctober 21, 2022 GMT
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — The Texas Association of Basketball coaches preseason high school rankings:
Saturday’s ScoresSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
Border patrol: 9 migrants die crossing swift Texas riverSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border searched for more victims Saturday after at least nine migrants died while trying to cross the rain-swollen Rio Grande, a dangerous border-crossing attempt in an area where the river level had risen by more than 2 feet in a single day.
Thursday’s ScoresSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
Beto O’Rourke resuming campaign stops in Texas after illnessAugust 31, 2022 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he will resume campaigning in his race for Texas governor after pausing his schedule last weekend and canceling events because of an unspecified bacterial infection.
Authorities capture Wisconsin fugitive in OhioAugust 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have captured a Wisconsin fugitive in Ohio after a nine-month search.
The U.S. Marshals Service said a task force of marshals and police found Robert Johnson Jr.
International Bancshares: Q2 Earnings SnapshotAugust 4, 2022 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) _ International Bancshares Corp. (IBOC) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $58 million.
The bank, based in Laredo, Texas, said it had earnings of 92 cents per share.
EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer riskAugust 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations.
Southlake Carroll pitcher Griffin Herring tops 6A all-stateJuly 30, 2022 GMT
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Southlake Carroll pitcher Griffin Herring took player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A all-state baseball team.
Herring was 13-1 with a 0.24 earned run average in leading the Dragons to the state title.
In a small village, prayers and hope for missing migrantsJuly 1, 2022 GMT
SAN MARCOS ATEXQUILAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Clutching rosaries, residents of this mountain village stared at photographs of three of their own atop the altar at the local church, praying that teenagers Jair, Yovani and Misael were not among the 53 migrants who perished inside a stifling trailer in Texas.
US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpointJuly 1, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The tractor-trailer at the center of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland U.S.
Texas recount underway between Texas Rep. Cuellar, CisnerosJune 16, 2022 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A recount was underway Thursday in a Texas primary race between Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros following their tight runoff in May.
Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic votersMay 22, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the largely Hispanic and heavily Catholic community along the border with Mexico usually sided.
International Bancshares: Q1 Earnings SnapshotMay 5, 2022 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) _ International Bancshares Corp. (IBOC) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $53.5 million.
The bank, based in Laredo, Texas, said it had earnings of 84 cents per share.
Mexico relocates migrant camp; Haitians appear at borderMay 3, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central American and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas.
Oklahoman gets 12 years in prison for running guns to MexicoApril 21, 2022 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Wednesday for conspiring to smuggle guns through Arkansas to Mexican drug cartels.
In a statement, federal prosecutors said Andrew Scott Pierson was sentenced in Little Rock, Arkansas, for his Nov.
Texas keeping most truck inspections despite border gridlockApril 14, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday defied intensifying pressure over his new border policy that has gridlocked trucks entering the U.S. and shut down some of the world's busiest trade bridges as the Mexican government, businesses and even some allies urge him to relent.
Lawyer: US Rep. Cuellar not the target of FBI investigationApril 14, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar's lawyer said federal authorities have informed him that the Democrat is not the target of an investigation that led FBI agents to search the congressman's South Texas home.
US families, some personnel depart Mexico consulateMarch 17, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States authorized the departure of families and some personnel Wednesday at the U.S. consulate in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo.
The move came after drug cartel gunmen fired at the U.S.
Mexcio deports border gang leader after shootingMarch 15, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico deported the alleged leader of a bloodthirsty gang of border hitmen Tuesday, one day after his arrest caused retaliatory shooting and burnings that closed U.S. border crossings and a U.S.
Mexican border shootings close US crossing after capo arrestMarch 15, 2022 GMT
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire and burning vehicles in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo led U.S. officials to close the U.S. consulate there and briefly shut down close border crossings Monday.
Man accused of defrauding 6,000 investors returned to MexicoMarch 2, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The main suspect in a financial fraud that hit over 6,000 small investors in Mexico was extradited by the United States to face charges in his home country Wednesday.
Mexican federal prosecutors said Rafael Olvera was handed over to Mexican authorities on a bridge linking Laredo, Texas with the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo.
Ex-Leavenworth prison officers admit to smuggling contrabandFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two former corrections officers at the Leavenworth Detention Center admitted Tuesday that they smuggled drugs and other contraband into the prison for inmates, federal prosecutors said.
TABC girls and boys Texas high school basketball rankingsFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the week of Feb. 8.
3 fatally shot during fight outside South Texas sports barFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Three men were killed during a shooting early Sunday morning at a South Texas sports bar, according to police.
Officers responded to the shooting outside TKO Sports Bar and Grill in Laredo at around 2 a.m.
Working conditions for Border Patrol getting more attentionFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strained Border Patrol is getting increased attention from the Biden administration after tense meetings between senior officials and the rank and file while the agency deals with one of the largest spikes in migration along the U.S.-Mexico border in decades.
TABC girls and boys Texas high school basketball rankingsFebruary 3, 2022 GMT
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches girls and boys high school rankings for the week of Jan. 31.
FBI confirm search near Texas home of US Rep. Henry CuellarJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — FBI agents searched near the Texas home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar on Wednesday as they conducted what an agency spokeswoman called “court-authorized law enforcement activity.”
TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankingsJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 10.
Friday’s ScoresNovember 13, 2021 GMT
Man pleads guilty to running guns through Arkansas to MexicoNovember 10, 2021 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to smuggle guns through Arkansas to Mexican drug cartels.
In a statement, federal prosecutors said Andrew Scott Pierson, 47, of Jay, Oklahoma, entered his plea before a federal judge in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Court revives lawsuit filed over Texas journalist’s arrestNovember 2, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit filed by an online freelance journalist in Texas who says she was arrested for merely seeking information from the police.
Priscilla Villarreal goes by the name La Gordiloca on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday’s ScoresOctober 29, 2021 GMT
Friday’s ScoresOctober 23, 2021 GMT
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2 ex-Leavenworth prison guards indicted on smuggling countsSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Two former prison guards at Leavenworth Detention Center have been indicted by a federal grand jury on counts accusing them of smuggling drugs and other contraband into the prison, according to federal authorities.
Friday’s ScoresSeptember 25, 2021 GMT
Thursday’s ScoresSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
Dozens found in a sweltering trailer at Texas borderSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Almost 50 people who had entered the U.S. illegally were found inside the sweltering trailer of a truck stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas, officials said.
Border Patrol agents found the people early Wednesday morning at its Freer checkpoint 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Laredo on U.S.
Thursday’s ScoresSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
Saturday’s ScoresAugust 29, 2021 GMT
Argyle 45, FW Nolan 29
Austin TSD 57, California School for the Deaf-Riverside, Calif. 40
‘Laredo’ actor William Smith dies; played cowboys, brawlersJuly 10, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor William Smith, who played bikers, brawlers, cowboys and no-nonsense tough guys in films and television shows including “Laredo,” “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “Any Which Way You Can,” has died at 88.
Disappearances rise on Mexico’s ‘highway of death’ to borderJune 26, 2021 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico's industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo on a well-traveled stretch of road local media have dubbed “the highway of death.”
2 soldiers accused of smuggling migrants from MexicoJune 16, 2021 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood soldier and a Pennsylvania National Guardsman stationed at the Central Texas installation have been charged with smuggling two men into Texas from Mexico.
Court records show Fort Hood soldier Ralph Gregory Saint-Joie, 18, and guardsman Emmanuel Oppongagyare, 20, made initial appearances before a federal magistrate Tuesday in Laredo.
Ex-Border agent admits illegally bringing woman into USMay 15, 2021 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to illegally bringing a Mexican woman into the U.S. to work as her nanny, according to federal court documents.
Kentucky Derby is family affair for Asmussens and O’NeillsApril 29, 2021 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steve Asmussen grew up in a barn in dusty Laredo, Texas. He and older brother Cash were the help in their parents' Ma-and-Pa stable...
Mexico’s navy turns over 30 marines in disappearances casesApril 13, 2021 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s navy said Monday it turned 30 marines over to civilian prosecutors to face justice in the cases of people who disappeared during anti-crime operations in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in 2014...
COVID-19 exhausting Texas ICU beds as hospitalizations soarJanuary 5, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Coronavirus cases are exhausting the availability of intensive-care unit beds in parts of Texas as hospitalizations with COVID-19 continue to soar to record levels, state health statistics showed on Tuesday...