Arts & Culture

Pet food in Mexico used to be tax-free. Now pet owners are paying a 16 percent tax on pet food, a product that was already more expensive in Tijuana than it is in the U.S.
January 31, 2014
Glenn Weyant is a former journalism professor turned stay-at-home dad who makes music out of the 17-foot steel poles that divide the United States from Mexico.
January 30, 2014
Missing from the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that passed Congress on Wednesday was payment to UNESCO for dues that could have paved the way for San Antonio’s historic missions to gain World Heritage Status.
January 21, 2014
San Antonio’s historic Spanish Missions could join the ranks of the Pyramids of Egypt and the Grand Canyon as the most cherished and visited landmarks on Earth. But there's a problem.
January 14, 2014
As shipments of the popular spicy Asian condiment Sriracha remain on hold following a partial shutdown of its factory in California, a state representative from Texas is trying to lure the maker of the sauce away from the West Cost and into the Lone Star State.
January 08, 2014
Christmas is about tradition. And for many families across the Southwest a Christmas tradition is making tamales, but this culinary custom has a steep learning curve. At the San Antonio La Gran Tamalada, there are those willing to teach.
December 25, 2013
For many, tamales are as big of part of Christmas as eggnog, caroling and fruitcake. And it’s not just the consumption of the corn-husked morsels but the family endeavor to make them.
December 24, 2013
Two days before Christmas, the Associated Press introduced its readers to Poncho Claus, the Tex-Mex Santa. It's yet another example of cultural cross-breeding in the United States.
December 23, 2013
A series of photographs show how Southern California suburbs have transformed Tijuana.
December 20, 2013
Two of the ten high school rivalry games in the USA Today Sports contest are based in border cities.
December 16, 2013


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