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Beto O’Rourke Leads Ted Cruz By 2 Among Likely Voters In U.S. Senate Race, New Poll Finds

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, leads Republican incumbent Ted Cruz by 2 percentage points among likely voters, according to an Ipsos online poll released Wednesday in conjunction with Reuters and the University of Virginia. O’Rourke has been closing the gap over the … Continue reading

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Republican Pete Flores Takes Special Election for Senate District 19

In the special election for Senate District 19, Rep. Pete Flores edged out his Democratic opponent Pete Gallego. This marks the first time the reliably blue district has been held by Republican in decades.

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BBNP’s New Superintendent on Deferred Maintenance, Preservation and Park Safety

Soon, the sprawling 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park will have a new superintendent to guide it and oversee new projects.  Beginning next week that role will be filled by Bob Krumenaker, a veteran of the of the National Park system. … Continue reading

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It’s Election Day For Senate District 19. Here’s What You Need To Know

Voters across West Texas today will cast their ballots in a special election to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, who stepped down after a jury found him guilty of 11 felonies. The race for Senate District 19, which includes … Continue reading

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Texas Border Patrol agent accused of “serial killing spree” in Laredo

Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, has been accused of killing four women, including one transgender woman, and kidnapping a fifth woman, who escaped and alerted law enforcement.

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GOP determined To Flip Democratic-Friendly State Senate Seat In Overtime Round

The special election runoff Tuesday pits Republican Pete Flores against Democrat Pete Gallego for the seat formerly held by convicted state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio. Find out where you can vast your ballot on Election Day, Sept. 18.

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Director Twila LaBar And Producer Sam Pfiester On “Blanche”

Last week, the film Blanche premiered in Marfa. It’s a story about a hermetic West Texas rancher suffering from the loss of his wife. But then, a friend decides to step in and help out… through some unconventional means.

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Cruz, O’Rourke Agree To 3 Debates

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke have reached an agreement in their long-running negotiations over a debate schedule.

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Border Patrol Agent Suspected In Texas Serial Murder Case

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent has been arrested on the suspicion he murdered four people and kidnapped a fifth person. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was arrested in Laredo and faces charges of murder and aggravated kidnapping.

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Texas Education Board Workgroup Changes Course On “Heroic” Alamo Defenders

After submitting a recommendation to remove the word “heroic” from seventh-grade history textbooks, a Texas State Board of Education workgroup backed off its proposal after outcry from officials and the public.

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