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Boots On the Ground: A Day in the Life of a Border Sheriffnew

Sheriff Arvin West and his 17 deputies patrol a county nearly twice the size of Delaware on the Texas-Mexico border. And West, chair of Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition, has traveled to Washington, D.C., 13 times since 2005 to testify about border security.
The Texas Observer  |  Melissa del Bosque  |  11-04-2009  |  Immigration

Johnny Rico's Second Book Uses the Border Reality as its Shticknew

Border Crosser is the account of Rico's attempt to illegally cross from Mexico into the United States in the summer of 2007. Physically and mentally, Rico is woefully unprepared for the task he has assigned himself. Nevertheless, he sets out with testosterone-fueled arrogance and a naive, fetishized view of the borderĀ­-crossing experience.
The Texas Observer  |  Kirk Forrester  |  10-14-2009  |  Nonfiction

Bushy Tales

With a beguilingly relaxed rhythm and elegant cinematography, Three Burials is a pleasure to watch, yet the film lacks a critical dramatic element -- growth.
Washington City Paper  |  Mark Jenkins  |  02-10-2006  |  Reviews

Hillary Clinton Strikes Gold in Bush Countrynew

The senator from the bluest of states collects the greenest of dollars from, of all places, Texas. In fact, the heart of Bush country has ranked second this year only to New York in filling her coffers.
The Village Voice  |  Kristen Lombardi  |  07-29-2005  |  Politics

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