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In Big Bend Sector, National Guard Troops Arrive for Training, Assignments

As part of President Trump’s call to curb illegal immigration, earlier this month he asked border states to send National Guard troops to the U.S./Mexico border. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to eventually send 1,400 troops. In West Texas’s Big … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Set To Hear Texas Redistricting Case

The High Court will hear oral arguments in a case stemming from maps drawn by the Texas legislature in 2011 that have been ruled invalid by lower courts.

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Texas Is Resettling Almost 80 Percent Fewer Refugees

Texas has resettled dramatically fewer refugees in the past year, figures from Refugee Services of Texas show.

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Texas is making billions from oil and gas drilling, but counties say rural roads are being destroyed

Damage from heavy trucks has battered local roads in and around the state’s oil fields, and many counties want the state to help pay for repairs and maintenance. Will lawmakers take action?

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Texas education board approves course formerly known as Mexican-American studies

After years of debate, the State Board of Education voted preliminarily to create curriculum standards for a Mexican-American studies class. But thanks to the objections of one member, it’ll now be called “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”

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Here’s Why the Best Wildflower Grow Along Texas Highways

Thanks to TxDOT, thousands of Texas wildflowers bloom for family photos.

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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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How Much Does Voting Matter in a Gerrymandered District?

Texas is one of three states whose legislative maps have landed them before the Supreme Court this term.

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Like Texas, California Once Had A Maternal Mortality Crisis. Here’s How The State Solved It.

An alarming number of women die while pregnant or shortly after giving birth in Texas. According to national researchers who say the U.S. as a whole has a serious problem, Texas is an “outlier” when it comes to its high … Continue reading

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