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Mexican Cartels Ramp Up Human Smuggling Business

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Mexican cartels are increasingly profiting from human trafficking due to the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. Oscar Hagelsieb is […]

08/30/2014

U.S. Border Patrol guards on an air boat navigating along the U.S. side of the Rio Bravo in search of illegal immigrants, as seen from Piedras Negras city, Coahuila state, Mexico. (credit: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images)

130+ Inmates Escape From Prison On Texas Border

fficials said Tuesday they have found three inmates thought to have escaped through a tunnel at a northern Mexico border prison, lowering the number of escaped prisoners to 129.

09/18/2012

Lasers are seen above the crowd at a party. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Texas Advises Spring Breakers To Avoid Travel To Mexico

Texas students waiting anxiously for Spring Break fun south of the border are being advised to change their plans.

03/06/2012

Semi-automatic assault style rifles on display at a gun show. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Mom Accused Of Gun Running For Mexican Drug Cartel

North Texas beautician Mary Jane Esparza may be the last person people would suspect of helping the Mexican drug cartels, but ATF agents say that’s exactly what she was doing.

09/13/2011

An assortment of seized assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and ammunition. (credit: Getty Images/Norberto Duarte/AFP)

Border Gun Shop Owners Sue Over New Requirement

Gun store owners in states on the U.S.-Mexico border, including Texas, are suing the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

08/05/2011

Texoma Lawmen Destroy Mexican Cartel Pot Field

The 750 or so pot plants, some as high as 15 feet were pulled last week after being discovered south of Whitesboro in Grayson County.   -

10/21/2010