Aaron Pena

An aerial view of the border between Reynosa, Mexico (L) and McAllen, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Security ‘Surge’ Could Create Ghost Towns Along Rio Grande

An increased security presence near the Mexican border created “ghost towns” last year, as illegal immigrants stayed off the roads. Officials hope to avoid this scenario this time around.


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Switch Gives Texas GOP Critical 100-Seat Majority

The general election was more than a month ago, yet the Republican tidal wave keeps getting bigger in Texas.