Critics contend the plate resurrects and legitimizes slavery. Supporters say they are simply trying to honor Confederate soldiers.
November 09, 2011
The top Asian countries immigrants come from are Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. But those of Chinese descent still make up the largest Asian ethnic group in the United States — nearly 4 million.
October 27, 2011
Previously, all trucks from Mexico had to stop after crossing the border and transfer the cargo to U.S. trucks. Now they’ll be able to continue inland. Labor unions fought the cross-border trucking program for years, citing safety concerns and it would take away jobs.
October 18, 2011
There are currently more than 11,000 foreign convicts in the Lone Star State and about half are eligible for parole. A new law allows them to be deported home sooner if they are paroled.
October 17, 2011
Marina Marmolejo will join the bench in Laredo, right across from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico — her hometown. She was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in 1995.
October 06, 2011
The school from Monterrey was told to pay $30,000 to safely cross the border. Instead, school officials canceled the game.
September 20, 2011
Residents stayed indoors last year to celebrate Mexico's 200 years of independence. This year, the city is spending nearly $500,000 on everything from security to entertainment. There were no immediate reports of problems with the celebration.
September 16, 2011
Most moms know "breast is best". But putting that saying into practice can be hard. A new support center for moms has opened in the Mexican border city of Juarez. The goal is to increase the amount of time moms breast-feed their children, the benefits of which can extend into adulthood.
September 06, 2011
The fire chief of Alamo, Texas said the continuing drug violence in Mexico makes it too dangerous for his men. Firefighters will respond to calls near the Rio Grande during the day only with the Border Patrol.
August 24, 2011
A memorial in Austin, Texas is being built to remember the descendants of Spanish explorers who first settled the region. The 550-square-foot monument will be the largest of its kind on the grounds of any state capitol in the country.
August 03, 2011


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