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Celebrating Mexican Independence on the Border

On the evening of September 15th, 1810 Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo started the Mexican War of Independence with a ring of church bells and a call to arms – the “Grito de Dolores”. More than two centuries later, the cries … Continue reading

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EPA won’t release benzene levels collected post-Harvey; private tests show elevated levels

Environmental groups hired a private firm after the flooding and found higher than normal levels of dangerous chemicals in the air around a refinery, via Texas Tribune.

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Voices of the Border: Jesus Torres

Jesus Torres graduated from one of the last classes of Blackwell, a segregated school for children of Mexican descent in Marfa. The school closed its doors in 1965. His experience at Blackwell would inspire him to become a teacher himself. … Continue reading

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It’s Texas Law To Help High School Students Register To Vote. Why Isn’t It Happening?

Texas hasn’t been enforcing compliance with a 30-year-old law requiring public and private high schools to hand out voter registration applications to eligible students at least twice a school year, civil rights groups say. It’s basically up to high schools … Continue reading

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Texas Company Acquires Acreage in the Permian Basin

A Woodlands, Texas-based oil and gas company has made its first reported acquisition and the young company is taking root in the Permian Basin.

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Supreme Court puts redrawing of Texas political maps on hold

In separate orders issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked two lower court rulings that invalidated parts of the state’s congressional and House maps where lawmakers were found to have discriminated against voters of color, putting on hold efforts to … Continue reading

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Aurcana Silver Exploration Drilling Continues in Shafter Ghost Town

The Vancouver-based Aurcana Corp. is drilling exploration holes at the company’s mineral deposits in Shafter, Texas. Four of six total exploration core holes have been completed. The drilling program tested silver and gold deposits.

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Garland Artist Marcela Reyes Works to Make Undocumented Immigrants More Visible

When Marcela Reyes’ family immigrated to the U.S. she didn’t want to come. Now the 29-year-old multimedia artist is pursuing an MFA at UT-Arlington and working to make people in her community more visible, via KERA.

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Texans in Congress remember close calls and lives changed on 9/11

On that fateful day in 2001, Texans now in Congress were scattered across Washington, D.C. in buildings feared as potential targets for a terrorist attack, via Texas Tribune.

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Magellan Announces New Pipeline Infrastructure

Oklahoma-based Magellan Midstream Partners is adding to its core of pipelines in the Lone Star State. The new pipeline will originate in the Delaware Basin and transport crude -oil and condensate.

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