Texas is a state located on the southern US border. It is the country's second-largest state by area and population after Alaska and California respectively.
Texas was an independent country from 1836 until its annexation by the US in 1845. Its capital is Austin and largest city Houston. After initially thriving on the cattle industry following the Civil War, Texas is now home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies in the energy, agriculture and technology sectors. This page collates DW's content on Texas.
Eight of the individuals were found dead, with a ninth victim dying later on, and survivors were rushed to nearby hospitals. Authorities described the operation as "an alien smuggling venture gone horribly wrong."
Brownsville in Texas has benefitted from tax-free trade with Mexico, as well as the light border traffic. As has the Mexican town of Matamoros. But Trump's policies are having a negative impact on businesses. Business people on both sides are hoping for a shift in attitude in Washington.