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15 Undocumented Immigrants Found Outside Marfa, 1 Dead

After a night of 20-degree weather, 15 Guatemalan nationals who had entered the country illegally were found outside Marfa, suffering from various states of hypothermia, according to Border Patrol officials.  One of them died from the extreme conditions.

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Delayed Starts and Closures for Area Schools on Friday

Winter weather and the icy conditions have caused several school districts in our area to either delay the start of school, or close today.

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Two Suspects Emerge in the Death of Border Patrol Agent

According to federal documents, the FBI is closing in on two suspects they believe may have been involved in the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez last month in Van Horn, Texas. It is still unclear exactly what happened, but … Continue reading

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Meth traveling to the Permian Basin “spills” along the way

A drug sweep in the tri-county area last month lead to more than 30 arrests for distribution of drugs, specifically methamphetamine.

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Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, A Democrat, Is Running For Governor

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced Wednesday morning that she is running for governor, giving Texas Democrats a serious candidate for the top job with five days until the candidate filing deadline for the 2018 primaries. “Like so many hardworking … Continue reading

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Texas Heads Back To Federal Appeals Court In Long-Winding Voter ID Fight

NEW ORLEANS — State officials and the minority rights groups suing Texas over its strict voter identification restrictions are headed back to court.

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BP Agent Death Still Unresolved, and Politicians’ Rush To Judgement May Be Part of the Reason

More than two weeks later, there are still more questions than answers in the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez. He died after he and a fellow agent were seriously injured while on patrol around Van Horn in West … Continue reading

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District 23 Challenger Gina Ortiz Jones on her Congressional Run and the “Gut Check” that Led to It

Gina Ortiz Jones is one of the candidates running for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District 23. It’s currently held by Helotes Republican Will Hurd. It’s one of the most competitive congressional districts in the state, stretching from San Antonio into West … Continue reading

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A market solution to Texas’ groundwater woes?

Fracking has dramatically increased the demand for water in the nation’s most productive oil field, Texas’ Permian Basin. Water usage has already risen sixfold since 2011, and according to research firm IHS Markit, demand will double again by the end … Continue reading

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Texas Home Schoolers Have a League of Their Own

Barred from UIL competition, home schoolers have banded together to play six-man football and other sports.

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