The superintendent of Edgewood Independent School District has been put on paid leave after allegations of sexual harassment.
Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. The primary determines party nominees for the midterm elections in November. While historically, Texans don’t turn out for the primaries — in 2016, just over 21 percent of eligible Texans voted in the presidential primary — low turnout does not diminish the importance of the midterms. MORE | Who’s In: Races Impacting South Texas Voters November's elections will decide who controls many of the state's top offices. Up for grabs is a...
This week on Fronteras: We continue our conversation with Francisco Cantú, former Border Patrol agent and author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.” The book recounts Cantú’s time patrolling the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, where he encountered drug smugglers, as well as immigrants looking for better lives in the U.S. In part two of our interview: Cantu recounts his time living and working in El Paso. The stresses of the job are revealed in nightmares (3:07 ). Realizing it was time to leave the agency (4:34). Why writing was a way to come to terms with internal struggles from his job (7:40). Befriending Jose Martinez, an undocumented immigrant after leaving the agency (10:06). Reads an excerpt from the book recounting Martinez’s deportation courtroom hearing (13:42). Why immigrants like Martinez are determined to cross into the U.S. despite increased border security (17:25).