John BurnettJohn Burnett is the Southwest Correspondent on the National Desk.
Before she was one of the stars of the 1960s, Janis Joplin got her start performing at Threadgill's in Austin. The iconic club recently announced it will close permanently due to the coronavirus.
Gateway to the Americas Bridge connecting Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been nearly empty. On a normal day, about 10,000 people cross from Nuevo Laredo into Laredo. This week, it's barely a trickle.
Marvin Joel is currently living in a Dallas suburb. Soon he will turn 18 and apply for asylum as an adult, while his father languishes in a refugee camp in Matamoros, unable to join him.
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