Cameron County

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Brookhaven Student Sues Coca Cola Over Spring Break Beating on South Padre Island

    Back in March, Derek Madrigal, a 21-year-old student at Brookhaven Community College, was viciously beaten and stabbed by around a dozen people after he tried to defend a woman who was being harassed. The group of men beat Madrigal with cooler lids and stabbed him nine times, landing him in the ICU. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Modern Disaster Relief/Student Housing/Fort-like Contemporary Structure Springs Up at SMU

    Walk across SMU's campus, a mini-city of stately brick buildings and pristine open spaces, and you'll stumble across an odd sight this week: a wood-framed prototype meant for housing relief after natural disasters, built sturdily on a swath of green at the center of campus. It's the latest work of b ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Hope in Hell

    Cameron Park, Texas, is the poorest town in the U.S.A. But its residents say life has never been better.

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Ride 'Em, Surferboy

    As coastal Texans head inland to escape heavy weather, landlocked beach boys are catching waves and sitting on top of the world

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Toxic Justice

    Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    The Few, the Proud, the Battered

    At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Not so fast, Sonny

    A sweetheart bill down at the Texas Legislature will let you pay to make one Dallas businessman richer