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What are your questions on immigration in West Texas?

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the first temporary shelter for migrant children opened in Tornillo, Texas last week. Reporters at the station have been following this story on the ground to provide the most up … Continue reading

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As Tents Rise On The Border, So Do Tensions Over Whether Boys Are ‘Unaccompanied’

The boys live in white tents in the North Chihuahuan desert. At least once a day, they are allowed to play soccer in a dry dirt clearing that’s flanked by a large metal storage container, and in spots, portable toilets. … Continue reading

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New Mexico official says Texas landowners are “stealing” millions of gallons of water and selling it back for fracking

Water restrictions in New Mexico have created a supply crunch for the fracking industry, so more free-flowing Texas water is helping to fill the void. But not without controversy: A top New Mexico politician says Texans are pumping his state’s … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Presidential Election: The Implications For Texas’ Energy Industry

Mexico’s presidential election is coming up in July and the outcome could have serious implications for Texas energy companies.

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Dr. Shailesh Bobby Jain Hopes to Increase the Number of West Texas Child Psychiatrists Through a New Fellowship Program

Dr. Shailesh Bobby Jain is head of a new fellowship program that intends to increase mental health resources for children and families in West Texas. The program is an expansion of Texas Tech University Health Services Center’s existing child psychiatry  … Continue reading

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Texas immigration case could play large role in family separations

In El Paso, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union and representatives from the Border Network for Human Rights said a lawsuit that seeks to end family separations at the border could hinge, in part, on the case of a woman detained … Continue reading

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Less than two weeks after Santa Fe shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott to announce school safety plan Wednesday

Gov. Greg Abbott will unveil a plan Wednesday to make the state’s schools safer in light of the recent shooting rampage in Santa Fe that killed 10 people.

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May 25 West Texas News Round Up

Like the region itself, the news of West Texas is sweeping in its scope. So to help us break it all down, we have news editors from across the region joining us. In this roundtable, we hear from Laura Dennis … Continue reading

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Here Are 22 Ideas Gov. Abbott Shared For Stopping School Shootings

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is hosting three roundtable discussions this week in response to the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. The first roundtable, held Tuesday, focused on “school and community safety.” The meeting was private, but afterward Abbott read … Continue reading

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As Drought Spreads Across Texas, Ranchers Are Forced to Liquidate Their Stock

One Panhandle ranch manager is liquidating 90 percent of his cattle, because there’s not enough grass to support them.

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