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In 2007, a border wall was proposed between Texas and Mexico. Suddenly, the border, until then on the fringe of national consciousness, was thrown into the spotlight. I grew up in north Texas, 800 miles from Rio Grande City, and when I got there I realized it was different from the Texas I'd known. In Rio Grande City, people were worried that a wall through their town would change the the nature of the place where people have traditionally moved between Texas and Mexico easily, forming a unique border culture.