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Erik De La Garza

Erik De La Garza

Erik De La Garza is a San Antonio-based reporter covering courts, crime and elections for Courthouse News. A South Texas native, Erik graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and previously wrote for newspapers in McAllen and Weslaco, Texas before joining CNS in 2012.

Latest Articles by Erik De La Garza

Greg Abbott, Beto O’Rourke face off in first and only debate

The Texas gubernatorial rivals disagreed on mostly everything Friday night inside of a debate hall that was closed to a live audience under conditions of the two-term incumbent governor.

Beto O’Rourke takes defamation fight to Texas appeals court

The Democratic nominee for governor says the oil tycoon suing him “has no right to abuse the judicial system” as retaliation for exercising First Amendment rights.

Truck driver to stay in jail until trial over deaths of 53 migrants

A first list identifying 47 of the 53 immigrants who died last week was released Wednesday by the Bexar County Medical Examiner as a makeshift memorial honoring the victims grows.