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The Confederate Plaque In The Texas Capitol Could Be Removed With A State Board Decision.

By Andrew Weber, KUT A plaque honoring the Confederate States of America in the Texas Capitol could come down Friday with a decision from the Texas State Preservation Board. The board is meeting at 10:30 a.m. to discuss removing the … Continue reading

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Activists And Researchers Are Working To Keep Tabs On Oil And Gas Emissions Near Balmorhea

By Mitch Borden Funky smelling fumes, dimmer skies, and increased health concerns have all been reported by residents in the Southwest corner of the Permian Basin as the oil and gas industry expands. Growth has been happening north of the … Continue reading

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Marfa Commission Proposes City Zoning Changes

By Sally Beauvais Marfa’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council addressed a packed house Tuesday night, during the first of two joint public hearings in which they’ll be taking comments from residents about proposed changes to the city’s zoning … Continue reading

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Tornillo Tent City For Migrant Teens Is On The Verge Of Shutting Down

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — After more than six months of serving as a symbol of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies, the detention center for young migrants at Tornillo is on the brink of closing for … Continue reading

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WATCH LIVE:President Trump And Democrats Take The Border Wall Fight To Prime-Time TV

President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for … Continue reading

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Texas House Names Dennis Bonnen New Speaker On Celebratory Opening Day

By Cassandra Pollock, Edgar Walters, and Alex Samuels A gray fog descended on Austin Tuesday morning, but the scene inside the Texas Capitol was one of colorful festivities to mark the first day of the 86th biennial legislative session. And … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide To The Texas Legislature

By Ben Philpott, KUT The Texas Legislature heads back to work today. While you may know the body’s main objective is to pass laws – especially the next state budget – you might not know much else. That’s not a … Continue reading

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Gives Lawmakers Cautiously Optimistic Revenue Estimate For 2019 Session

By Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune At a time when legislators are vowing to spend more money on public schools and slow the growth of Texans’ property tax bills, the state should have enough money at its disposal to do just … Continue reading

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Texas Legislature Will Look At School Funding, Safety In The Upcoming Session

By Claire McInerny, KUT State lawmakers filed dozens of bills about educating kids ahead of Tuesday’s start to the legislative session. The most interesting discussion at the Capitol will likely be around school funding. It’s something the Legislature brings up … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Suspect in Alpine Murder Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

By Sally Beauvais The suspect of a murder in Alpine was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to law enforcement officials. The Alpine Police Department had been looking for 42-year-old Robert Nin since Saturday, when they announced an … Continue reading

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