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No Trial Location Set for Suspect in Zuzu Verk Murder Case

Robert Fabian, the main suspect in the murder of Zuzu Verk, appeared in a courtroom in Alpine this morning as part of a pre-trial hearing. Verk was a student at Sul Ross State University, when she disappeared last year. Fabian is facing … Continue reading

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Mayan Interpreters Scramble to Meet Demand ‘Before the Wall Goes Up’

Since the late 1970s, Guatemalans been crossing the border into to the United States in large numbers – taking their indigenous languages with them. As Guatemalan immigration continues, paired with anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies, demand for translators of America’s ancient languages is on … Continue reading

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District 23 Candidate Rick Treviño on his Congressional Run and What Inspired It

Rick Treviño is hoping to bring his “progressive platform” to District 23. Held by Helotes Republican Will Hurd, the district is often considered one of the most competitive and is a target district for Democrats in 2018. Treviño recently talked about … Continue reading

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There’s A Democrat Running For Every Texas Congressional Seat Next Year

In deep-red Texas, Republicans will have to fight for every congressional seat in next year’s midterm elections. For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas’ 36 congressional districts, according to documents filed with the … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Completes Successful Test of “New Shepard”

On Tuesday, the commercial space flight company Blue Origin completed it’s latest rocket test in West Texas.

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West Texas Border Towns Face Barriers to Affordable Health Care

Texas continues to drag behind the rest of the country when it comes to health coverage, with a 16.6% uninsured rate, compared to 8.8% nationwide (U.S. Census Bureau). Within the state, counties along the border are where you see the … Continue reading

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Texas Landowners Take The Wind Out Of Their Sales

Owning land in Texas isn’t as simple as just owning land. The rights to some properties are divided between “surface rights” — who can build on the land — and “mineral rights” — who can extract oil and other things … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Set to Begin Test Flights This Week

After a year-long hiatus, the commercial space company Blue Origin is resuming test flights at its West Texas facility.

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Mexican Journalist Seeking Asylum in the U.S. is Detained

Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez fled his home in the state of Chihuahua in 2008. After reporting on cartels and military corruption, he says his life was under threat and he’d been put on a “hit list.” Now, after nearly ten … Continue reading

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14 Undocumented Immigrants Found Outside Marfa, 1 Dead

After a night of 20-degree weather, 15 Guatemalan nationals who had entered the country illegally were found outside Marfa, suffering from various states of hypothermia, according to Border Patrol officials.  One of them died from the extreme conditions.

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