Posts Tagged ‘mexico’

Best Root to Mexico

With violence down in most border towns, Americans are once again flocking south of the Rio Grande for their dental work — as well as medicine, cosmetic surgery, good food, and cheap margaritas.
Peter Gorman
I wasn’t quite sure what I’d run into when I recently took off from Joshua in a rental car with my former wife, Chepa, and her two young daughters on our way to get some dental work done in Mexico. We were headed to Nuevo P...


¡Fuera Trump!

Our neighbors in Mexico are definitely interested in the U.S. presidential election — particularly “The Donald.”
BERT JOHNSON @bertedjohnson
At Mexico City’s historic central square, or zócalo, Jose Adan Garcia Canales was busy balancing a small pipe organ on a wooden peg. He turned its crank, and the instrument let out a shrill tune reminiscent of circus music. ...


Asylum, Texas

Women and children seeking refugee status in the States fight to avoid deportation — and almost certain death.
Peter Gorman
H.R. is a 28-year-old single mother from Guatemala who has been living with her 10-year-old son in a Presbyterian church outside San Antonio for three months. While there she has sanctuary: Though the United States has denied h...


Morning News Roundup, Jul 24

Jeff Prince
Medical Companies Want Tax Incentives Just because they ask, doesn’t mean we have to give. D/FW is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, with low cost of living and no state income tax. If we’re so g...


World Cup Update (The “What Group of Death?” Edition)

Kristian Lin
Following its 1-0 loss to Germany, USA was still able to progress from one of the toughest groups at the World Cup. That’s more than England, Italy, or Spain can say right now. Let’s recap all the talking points. I’m stay...

Dwindling Monarchy

Jeff Prince
Science Daily says the Monarch butterfly population is way down again this year, and quotes a Texas A&M researcher citing a “disturbing trend” — a serious decline in butterfly numbers. The Monarch butterfl...

Bravos to the Brave Ones

It’s always nice to see folks get the recognition due them, and Static gets to let loose a double-barreled rendition this week.  

More Trouble

The cover story in this issue describes how the Zetas drug cartel is wreaking havoc on the social fabric of huge swaths of Mexico. Apparently, the organization’s vicious ambitions go even further. According to Grupo Savant, a...

Dead Zone

The Texas-Mexico border has always been violent — but nothing like this.
Peter Gorman
It used to be one of the spring break capitals of Mexico. Tens of thousands of college kids from all over Texas would make their way to Brownsville and then across the Rio Grande to Matamoros on the Gulf of Mexico, just a short...

Notes on a Sad World Cup Weekend

Kristian Lin
If you’re a newcomer to soccer who’s been taken with the ecstasy and agony of Team USA’s World Cup run, let me be the first to welcome you to life as a U.S. soccer fan. It’s maddening, but it’s seldom boring, and it h...