Marjorie Kamys Cotera Nayda Alvarez painted this message on the roof of her home in La Rosita, Texas after receiving letters from the federal government stating that a portion of her land could be seized for the border wall.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

(Left) Gina Wisdom, Juan Mancias, Adelina Yarrito and Cecilia Gonzales (left to right) at the Eli Jackson Cemetery in San Juan. (Right) Surveyor’s stakes mark the path of future border fencing in Mission, Texas.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

Yvette Gaytan and her neighboor Naida Alvarez stands close to the Rio Grande river on Alvarez property in La Rosita, Texas. Both women have received letters from the U.S. Government regarding her land as a potential location for the Border Wall

Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Surveyor’s stakes in ground where proposed wall at the US-Mexico border is to be built in Mission, Texas.

As debate rages on border wall funding, construction is already beginning

MISSION — Krista Schlyer saw the arm of a yellow excavator emerge from the treetops in La Parida Banco National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday morning. Soon, this tract will be

Allen Williams, PSJA ISD’s Landscape & Wildlife Habitat Specialist gives a mini lesson to PSJA students as part of their school’s outside classroom.

Former First Lady Laura Bush during her visit to PSJA ISD recently with students from Geraldine Palmer Elementary, Gisela Chapa from the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and Allen Williams, PSJA Landscape & Wildlife Habitat Specialist.

PSJA ISD leader named National Wildlife Refuge System Advocate of the Year

PHARR - The National Wildlife Refuge Association recently named Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s Landscape & Wildlife Habitat Specialist Allen Williams as the National Wildlife Refuge System Advocate of the Year. Williams


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