Border Life: The 'Cowboy Priest' takes a stand to protect chapel from wall

Mar 18, 2019
Roy Snipes and the local Catholic diocese are fighting new sections of border wall to protect a tiny, white chapel known as La Lomita.
Father Roy Snipes, known locally as the Cowboy Priest, after celebrating mass on Feb. 1. He says a wall would infringe on freedom of religion at La Lomita because planned border barriers would put the chapel just south of a border wall and require a gate for people to access it.
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Border life: A unique housing market in McAllen

Mar 14, 2019
Editor’s note: Marketplace’s Andy Uhler spent a week reporting about doing business on the Texas-Mexico border during a time of intense debate over U.S. immigration policy and the push by President Donald Trump to build a border wall. Below is…
A two-story home for sale in McAllen, Texas on Feb. 1 2019. The median home value in McAllen is about $140,000.
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