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El Paso Border Patrol sector kicks off construction of Trump’s wall on border

U.S. Border Patrol agents on Monday announced the beginning of construction on the “big, beautiful wall” that President Donald Trump promised to build on the southern border.

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Teachers in other states are striking. Texas teachers can’t do that.

Texas state law says that teachers could lose their teaching certificates and pensions if they go on strike.

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Along the Border, News of National Guard is Met With Mixed Reaction

Late Wednesday, President Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of National Guard troops as a quote “immediate deterrent” to illegal immigration along the U.S.- Mexico border. This comes after days of tough talk from President Trump on immigration enforcement, … Continue reading

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Record Growth in Odessa Schools Could Be Here To Stay

When the last oil boom in the Permian Basin screeched to a halt in 2014, something unexpected happened — families stuck around. Now, with production ramping up again, all corners of the community are feeling the effects of population growth. … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Orders Texas To Comply With Voter Registration Laws

A federal judge has ordered Texas officials to comply with the National Voter Registration Act and motor voter laws. The order could affect an estimated 1.5 million Texans.

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Immigrants’ Rights Caravan Tours Texas Border

A group of immigrants’ rights advocates are traveling along the Texas-Mexico border this week.  Organizers say their goal is to teach immigrants about their constitutional rights.

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Immigration Advocates Call for Investigation Into Reported Abuses at West Texas Facility

Immigrants’ rights groups in Texas are closely watching the status of some 80 African men they say are facing deportation. The group is part of a federal complaint filed last week against an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in … Continue reading

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Texas Leads The Way As The U.S. Moves Closer To Becoming The World’s Top Oil Producer

Fracking technology is the reason oil production in the Permian Basin is way up.

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Concho Resources Set to Become Largest Operation in Permian After RSP Acquisition

An oil and natural gas company in West Texas’ Permian Basin is set to become the largest drilling operation  in the region after a deal  worth $9.5 billion dollars.

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Feds approve Texas school accountability plan that includes parts of A-F rating system

Federal officials gave final approval to a Texas plan for school improvement, which includes portions of the new system for grading schools on a scale from A to F. Texas education officials say it’s not too late for the public … Continue reading

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