Texas Congressman Won't Stop Wearing Combat Infantryman Badge that Was Revoked

Rep. Troy Nehls during a House Judiciary Committee markup hearing

More than a month after a news report revealed that the Combat Infantryman Badge Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, wears on his lapel was revoked since he was never eligible for the award to begin with, the congressman refuses to take the pin off. Nehls’ stubbornness has garnered growing criticism from veterans and others in the […]

Texas Governor Pardons Ex-Army Sergeant Convicted of Killing Black Lives Matter Protester

Texas Protest Shooting

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a full pardon Thursday for a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice. Abbott announced the pardon just a few minutes after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles announced […]

Tense Border Standoff Between Texas Guard and Federal Government Is Reaching a Crescendo

A group of migrants wades through the Rio Grande

This article was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. EAGLE PASS — On a chilly January afternoon, a military drone hovers over Shelby Park as Texas National Guard members pull boats from the Rio […]

Texas National Guard Seizes Section of Southern Border as Feds Appeal to Supreme Court

Texas National Guard members block migrants from crossing the Rio Grande

This article was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. The Texas National Guard and state troopers have blocked U.S. Border Patrol agents from a 2.5-mile stretch of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, preventing […]