Last week the Texas Department of State Health Services toured U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facilities where thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America are living.
While the department has no jurisdiction over the Fort Brown Detention Center in Brownsville and the McAllen Station Detention Center, DSHS Media Relations Director Carrie Williams said they have been able to provide technical assistance and vaccines.
Fronteras: If you're questioned by law enforcement at a traffic stop, what are you required to answer? As demographics change across the nation and in Texas, there’s growing concern about Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican-Americans—a population that continues to age. More minors from south of the border are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. illegally and alone. We visit Joint Base San Antonio Lackland where many of those minors are being housed.
On Thursday the military oversaw a media tour of the Air Force barracks at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, where 1,200 immigrant children who came to the U.S. without adults are being temporarily sheltered in San Antonio.
Situated in the midst of dozens of identical military barracks where young men and women go through Air Force basic training, one building is now filled with children.
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And I'm David Greene. Good morning. The number of children crossing the U.S. border on their own is soaring. Just since October, the U.S. found some 80,000 unaccompanied minors crossing over from Mexico. Those are just the kids who were caught.
A former Air Force photographer from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is headed to prison after a military jury found him guilty of performing sex acts with local high school students on a camping trip.
The seven-member jury sentenced Airman First Class Nathan Wilson-Crow to two years confinement on charges of indecent exposure, committing lewd acts in the presence of a minor, inappropriate sexual conduct, and providing alcohol to a minor.
The latest Air Force sexual assault case might have stayed "cold" forever had it not been for a deeper investigation into older, unreported cases. An Article 32 hearing was presented Monday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on new cases stemming from the 1990s.
The 34 sexual misconduct cases that have played out in Lackland courtrooms for the past two to three years prompted investigators to look back 10 years to see if other cases remained unreported.
A 19 year old trainee from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland died Thursday after training exercises, a spokesperson told TPR this weekend.
Terron Moore, a native of Indiana, collapsed following a run, said Collen McGee Saturday. Initial emails regarding the incident were blocked by a technical problem. McGee emphasized that the Air Force strives to be transparent in news, good or bad, and worked on Saturday to relay the message about the passing of the trainee.