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Apr 10, 2013 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau
In Mexico, where journalists are routinely killed and news organizations no longer cover drug violence, many people turn to social media and blogs to share information -- anonymously. The writer behind the notorious "Blog del Narco" is a young woman.
Mar 29, 2013 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau
A giant statue of Christ on a mountain overlooking the border attracts thousands of people who make a pilgrimage to the top of Mount Cristo Rey.
Feb 26, 2013 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau
Sequestration will hit the U.S-Mexico border hard. Customs and Border Protection has proposed slashing $754 million from its budget to comply with automatic budget cuts. That means fewer people out in the field doing the job said Stuart Harris.
Jan 3, 2013 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau
Much of West Texas is covered in snow and remains under a winter storm warning. Blowing snow and icy roads made driving hazardous.
Dec 5, 2012 by Angela Kocherga/ KENS 5 Border Bureau
"Twenty years ago you would have never convinced me that I'd be saying this today: Legalize drugs. Turn the American farmer loose on it and we will be the world's largest exporter," said Texas farmer Jim Ed Miller.
Nov 30, 2012 by Angela Kocherga/ KENS 5 Border Bureau
A Texas high school became a movie set for a film on the dangers of drug violence. The threat is real in the border region. “This is really happening. This isn’t happening to someone else’s kids. This is happening to your kids,” said the director.
Nov 26, 2012 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5
The wild bison herd standing in the golden grass look like they stepped out of a painting of the old west. But this is northern Mexico, and these bison are part of modern day effort to restore native grasslands.
Nov 21, 2012 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau
Nearly 500 pounds of marijuana was found on a bus carrying Van Horn junior varsity basketball players back home from an out of town game.
Nov 16, 2012 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau
A Texas truck driver jailed on ammunition charges in Mexico is out of prison but now in an immigration detention center waiting to be deported back to the United States.
Oct 28, 2012 by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5
While the U.S. fights over universal healthcare or Obamacare, in neighboring Mexico it’s now a reality. And a few Americans living south of the border are among those signing up for the new insurance plan.