Continuing coverage of the crisis on the Texas border and the surge of unaccompanied minors

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 06:40 PM CDT

Gov. Perry Visits National Guard Training

Gov. Perry Visits National Guard Training

Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation from "narco-terrorists."

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 06:59 PM CDT

Correction: National Guard on Border, but Not Perry's 1,000

Correction: National Guard on Border, but Not Perry's 1,000

In coming weeks, Texas National Guardsmen on two separate missions will be working along the Texas-Mexico border.

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 04:38 PM CDT

Perry: Guard Protecting U.S., Not Playing Politics

Perry: Guard Protecting U.S., Not Playing Politics

Gov. Rick Perry has visited some of the 1,000 National Guard troops he's ordered to the Texas-Mexico border but says he does not know how long they'll be deployed.

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 03:02 PM CDT

Flow of Kids Slows Along Texas Border

Flow of Kids Slows Along Texas Border

Fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close the temporary shelters that it hurriedly opened to handle the surge, authorities say.

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 03:03 PM CDT

Davis Questions Nat'l Guard on Border

Davis Questions Nat'l Guard on Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says that if elected governor she will listen to elected officials in South Texas if they say the National Guard is not needed for border security.

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 06:51 AM CDT

Wendy Davis to Speak at Border

Wendy Davis to Speak at Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send the National Guard to the border.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 01:46 PM CDT

Texas Eased Rules for Housing Immigrant Children

Texas Eased Rules for Housing Immigrant Children

When it was overwhelmed by thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 07:29 PM CDT

National Guard: Length of Border Mission a First

National Guard: Length of Border Mission a First

The commander overseeing 1,000 National Guard troops being sent to the Rio Grande Valley says the open-ended mission is a first for the reserve military force.

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM CDT

Emergency Child Shelters Closing

Emergency Child Shelters Closing

The U.S. government is closing emergency shelters at military base shelters in Texas, Oklahoma and California being used to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children caught crossing the border.

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 09:24 AM CDT

Perry Using Emergency Funds on Border

Perry Using Emergency Funds on Border

Gov. Rick Perry says he's using $38 million in emergency funds to start deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas' border with Mexico.