Monthly Archives: November 2016
The legal issue before the court tests whether people who are detained for more than six months have a right to a bond hearing. This involves permanent U.S. residents or people seeking asylum.
Tomorrow, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets in Vienna to try to figure out a way to cut oil production. For decades OPEC’s set oil prices by controlling supply. So the meeting will be closely watched because it … Continue reading
Over the last 10 years, there have been two big pushes to collect the oral histories of former Blackwell School students. Both efforts eventually stalled due to lack of resources, but a third big push is underway, this time with … Continue reading
For many, Thanksgiving conjures up images of friends and family, warm bodies and full bellies. But in the West Texas town of Marfa, Thanksgiving reminds folks about a local controversial figure, and restarts the conversation about what to do with … Continue reading
Sophia Wilansky, a 21-year-old protester, has been hospitalized with a gruesome injury. Protesters say it was caused by a police concussion grenade; police say they have not been using grenades.
Native American groups and some Big Bend-area residents gathered to protest the Trans-Pecos Pipeline near Marfa on Sunday. Drums mixed with the sounds of heavy machinery as opponents gathered at a construction site for the natural gas project off Highway … Continue reading
Sen. Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of attorney general, while Rep. Mike Pompeo and Michael Flynn have been offered the respective positions of CIA chief and national security adviser.
The State Board of Education voted 14-0 Wednesday to deny the adoption of a Mexican-American studies textbook decried by opponents as racist and inaccurate. The textbook, titled “Mexican American Heritage,” was the only submission the board received when it made … Continue reading
Texas City Moves To 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Spurred By Federal Plan That New Administration Is Expected To Spurn
GEORGETOWN, Texas — Donald Trump’s victory and the impending Republican majority in Congress mean the Obama administration’s initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions – the Clean Power Plan – is almost certainly dead on arrival. It’s currently before a federal appeals … Continue reading
Donald Trump told CBS he plans to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Adding he’s not going to round up all unauthorized immigrants as he vowed during the campaign — just the law breakers.