Marcos Rios spent 10 hours on a cold Monday in February waiting for the start of Donald J. Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas. Holding a fluorescent green handwritten sign with the words "Trump Por Vida" -- or "Trump for Life" -- Rios was there to see the man in person and hear his plans for a border wall. He voted for the 45th president in 2016 and will again in 2020. Even so, he doesn't get Trump's wall."It might deter some people, but it's not going to work," says Rios, a 59-year-old school bus driver from El Paso. "They already have tunnels. If you wanna come here, you're gonna come here."Texas has become ground zero in the border wall war. Rios wants a solution to drug trafficking and illegal immigration but questions whether a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border is needed. He's not the only Texan who thinks so. While the state overwhelmingly voted for Trump in 2016 and thousands of people cheered the president on at the El Paso rally, interviews with Texans who'll have to … [Read more...] about Trump wants a border wall. Texas may want a smarter alternative
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A 28-year old Texas teacher lost her life on Thanksgiving Day after being struck by a hit-and-run driver who, reportedly, was in the United States illegally and had a criminal record. The victim, Amanda “Mandy” Ferguson Weyant, was in the crosswalk of an El Paso intersection when a 1996 red Chevrolet Cavalier ran a traffic light and crashed into her during the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day, according to police. The driver of the vehicle fled.Weyant, who taught sixth grade locally at Eastwood Heights Elementary, died on scene, said El Paso police. Later, officers later found the abandoned car but not the suspect. They asked the public for their help. Then, on Saturday, Sergeant Robert Gomez, El Paso Police Department spokesman, announced detectives arrested Joel Velazquez, 24, charging him with accident involving death. They booked the suspect into the El Paso County Detention Facility and and set his bail at $150,000. KFOX … [Read more...] about Texas Border City Teacher Allegedly Killed by Illegal Immigrant Driver
EL PASO—Beto O’Rourke attracted massive crowds and intense media attention, raised and spent tens of millions of dollars and even got the coveted Willie Nelson endorsement, but in the end, it still wasn’t enough to turn Texas blue.In a dramatic end to the country’s most surprisingly competitive election, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz survived the political fight of his life, besting O’Rourke, a Democratic congressman from El Paso, to win another six years in Washington.O’Rourke, a political unknown even to members of his own party until this race, had been vying to be the first Democrat elected statewide in Texas since 1994 and the first elected to the U.S. Senate from the state since 1988.Until recently, that seemed like a hopeless quest in deeply conservative Texas, a state that has moved further and further to the right since George W. Bush defeated Ann Richards, the sitting Democratic governor in a stunning upset that put Republicans firmly in control … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz edges Beto O’Rourke to hold on to Texas Senate seat
By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 9:53 am CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Click ahead to view 15 state parks worth the day trip from San Antonio.Government Canyon State Natural Area: 26.5 miles (from downtown San Antonio)That distance is deceiving, since Government Canyon is the one state park property considered to be in San Antonio. Located on Galm Road near Loop 1604 on the northwest side, this park brings the power of dinosaurs to the table. Yes, there are more than 200 dinosaurs tracks for the family to check out at Government Canyon - but you’ll need to get an early start to beat the heat since the tracks are visible via a 5-mile round-trip hike. less Click ahead to view 15 state parks worth the day trip from San Antonio.Government Canyon State Natural Area: 26.5 miles (from downtown San Antonio) That distance is deceiving, since Government Canyon is the one ... more … [Read more...] about 6 Central Texas state parks closed indefinitely due to flooding
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 3:37 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 The University of the Incarnate Word The 4th floor of the nearly century-year-old main administration building was once a quarantine area for tuberculosis. Now, it is said spirits linger from that time like a little boy who plays with a bouncing ball on the 3rd floor. In Dubuis Hall there is said to be the ghost of a nun who haunts students. less The University of the Incarnate Word The 4th floor of the nearly century-year-old main administration building was once a quarantine area for tuberculosis. Now, it is said spirits linger from that time like a ... more Photo: JOHN DAVENPORT, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS St. Edward's University There are three popular locations throughout the campus where students claim to have had paranormal experiences. Doyle Hall where a ghostly nun turns on the showers, Mary Moody Northern … [Read more...] about Did you attend one of Texas’ haunted universities?