By Jason Beeferman, The Texas Tribune UVALDE — As in many small Texas towns, law enforcement officers here eat free at local taquerias on some days and get complimentary haircuts at neighborhood salons on others. Residents say increased activity from cartels trafficking drugs across southwestern Texas has made them increasingly reliant on Border Patrol and the county sheriff’s department for safety.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 31 2022 - 1:30pm
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 31 2022 - 12:09pm
Texas Monthly explains why Border Patrol was at the scene of the Uvalde school massacre: "When Border Patrol radios crackled with a request for aid from local Uvalde police on Tuesday, it was nothing out of the ordinary. Agents often act as first responders to emergencies in their communities. The alert on Tuesday, however, was horrific: a gunman had entered Robb Elementary School.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 31 2022 - 12:08pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune UVALDE — She had three names joined like charms on a bracelet. Amerie Jo Garza was laid to rest Tuesday before the eyes of God, her broken family, a shattered town and a shamed nation. It was three weeks to the day after her 10th birthday.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 31 2022 - 11:31am
National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's Poem: Schools scared to death. The truth is, one education under desks, Stooped low from bullets; That plunge when we ask Where our children Shall live & how & if To read more of her poem, click here
Written by Texas Tribune on May 30 2022 - 1:34pm
By James Barragán and Zach Despart, The Texas Tribune After the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead, Texas Democrats are once again urging state leaders to enact gun control measures to help prevent similar tragedies in the future.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 29 2022 - 1:27pm
By Sneha Dey, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice will review the law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde school massacre as local police face intense scrutiny for not acting quickly enough to confront the shooter.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 29 2022 - 1:23pm
By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune Only 12 days after visiting a community center in Buffalo, N.Y., following a mass shooting that claimed 10 lives at a supermarket, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived in Texas on Sunday morning to console victims of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 27 2022 - 1:22pm
By Reese Oxner and Carla Astudillo, The Texas Tribune Details of how a gunman was able to enter Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and kill 19 students and two teachers over the course of an hour have come out in parcels over the last few days.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 27 2022 - 1:08pm
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune Katrina Rasmussen was an eighth grade student in North Texas when she watched the raw, televised images of kids her age running from their Colorado high school while bleeding students and teachers were carried into parked ambulances. Now, 23 years later, she watched the tragic week’s events in Uvalde unfold as a high school teacher herself, in Dallas and she says it is as if nothing has changed since the Columbine High School shooting.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 26 2022 - 1:20pm
By Jolie McCullough and Kate McGee, The Texas Tribune Four years after an armed 17-year-old opened fire inside a Texas high school, killing 10, Gov. Greg Abbott tried to tell another shell-shocked community that lost 19 children and two teachers to a teen gunman about his wins in what is now an ongoing effort against mass shootings.