El Paso _ A stowaway from Mexico at a Texas border crossing gave himself away -- by meowing. A woman driving from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to El Paso yesterday asked customs officers to help her figure out strange sounds coming from the engine area.
The hood was popped. Authorities found a malnourished male kitten huddled behind the battery. A customs officer has taken gentle custody of the kitty and will care for it until a permanent home can be found.