All election results in Texas, San Antonio area for general midterm election on Nov. 8, 2022
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Texas prosecutor drops charges after migrants claim they were marched to private property, then arrested for trespassing
The Texas Department of Public Safety and U.S. Border Patrol insist the 11 men, arrested under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative, weren’t set up for trespassing charges. But a county attorney decided the case was too muddled to prosecute.
After delay, Texas to begin releasing migrants held in violation of state law under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown
The almost 250 detained men, whose immediate release was ordered three days ago, are expected to be turned over to federal authorities to be detained again, deported or freed in the United States while their cases are being resolved.
Texas court orders release of more than 200 migrants imprisoned in Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security clampdown
The men were arrested by state troopers and held for weeks without facing formal charges, a violation of state law. It’s the latest misfire in Abbott’s hastily assembled effort to involve Texas in patrolling the border.
Migrants arrested by Texas in border crackdown are being imprisoned for weeks without legal help or formal charges
Defense attorneys have started asking courts to set migrants free because local justice systems, overwhelmed by arrests under Gov. Greg Abbott's border security push, are routinely violating state law and constitutional due process rights.
After a Texas prosecutor dismissed dozens of migrant trespassing cases, some men were dropped at a border bus station
Officials said immigration authorities weren’t interested in taking migrants who had no criminal conviction into federal custody. But without documentation, at least one newly released migrant soon found himself back in detention.
Thanks to local politics and a railroad, rural Kinney County accounts for most of Texas’ migrant arrests
Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security push, Texas state police have arrested hundreds of migrants in the conservative county, usually after spotting them on cargo trains or walking remote ranch lands. Sent to a state prison retooled as an immigration jail, many men were left without lawyers for weeks.
An 18-year-old Venezuelan was among the first set free from Texas’ new jail for migrants. No one knew what to do with him.
After more than three weeks in jail, a trespassing charge against the man was dropped because state troopers shouldn’t have arrested him under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security push. He wound up in bureaucratic limbo for days as federal agencies passed the responsibility for resolving his immigration status.
8 undocumented persons killed in head-on collision in Val Verde County, officials say
According to the Department of Public Safety, the fatal crash happened at 1:26 p.m. Monday and nearly 30 miles north of Del Rio. Officials say that DPS troopers were chasing a red pickup truck on US 277 when it collided with a white Ford F-150. “Due to injuries sustained, eight undocumented passengers from the Dodge pickup were pronounced deceased on scene,” The Department of Public Safety told KSAT. AdOriginal:Eight people are dead after a head-on collision in Val Verde County, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials. DPS officials said a trooper was in pursuit of a red Dodge Ram pickup truck when the truck collided head-on with a white Ford F-150.
Girl may have knowingly exposed hundreds to COVID-19 at country music concert, Val Verde County Judge says
SAN ANTONIO – The Val Verde County Judge said someone from the Del Río area may have knowingly exposed hundreds of people to COVID-19 at a country music event in San Antonio. Judge Lewis Owens recently posted a strong and familiar message on Facebook about stopping the spread of the deadly virus. The girl Owens was referring to was issued a citation, and the judge said he plans to release her name as soon as possible to make an example out of her. TABC is also investigating possible alcohol violations from the events over the weekend. Related Stories:Cowboys Dancehall receives 2 citations for two-day Cody Johnson concert and large crowdsSan Antonio official explains process for shutting down businesses due to COVID-19 violations
Analysis: Texans in many border counties voted for Donald Trump — and then for Democrats
In several places along the Texas border, the opposite happened. If Trump had performed like the rest of the Republican ticket, the border votes wouldn’t be a topic of conversation. Some actually flipped, like Val Verde County, where Del Rio is the county seat. In Starr County, where Rio Grande City is the seat, Trump lost by 875 votes — or 5 percentage points. But in Zapata County, just under 85% did, and in Starr County, about 79% made it.
Lack of social distancing is killing people in Del Rio
No one in Del Rio knew the answer to that question — but so far, it’s not 48. Dionisia Valadez, 88, had been living in a long-term care facility in Del Rio when staff placed the building on lock-down in March. The lack of social distancing in Del Rio has made COVID-19 worse, and likely cost people their lives. Then in May, Texas began to reopen gradually and things in Del Rio changed over the course of the summer holidays. Gutierrez said the summer is when Del Rio adults want to be at Lake Amistad and Del Rio teenagers want to visit San Antonio.