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Texas fetal remains burial trial gets underway

The law at the center of the case is Senate Bill 8, passed in 2017, which requires the burial or cremation of fetal remains.

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There are new, tougher guidelines for migrants seeking asylum in the United States

The federal agency that handles the first step in asylum claims sent a memo to all its officers Wednesday that tightens restrictions on migrants who are seeking asylum.

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Beto O’Rourke raises $10.4 million in second quarter of 2018, again outpacing Ted Cruz by wide margin

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, said Wednesday that he raised a stunning $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2018, more than double what the Republican incumbent, Ted Cruz, will report taking in over the same period.

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Abbott Says He’ll Debate Valdez This Fall, But She Wants To Avoid Friday Night Football

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and his Democratic challenger, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, have agreed — to a point — to debate at least once this fall. And if the event comes off as proposed on Sept. 28, there … Continue reading

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Marfa City Council Considers Stonegarden Grant

The Marfa City Council is weighing the benefits of a federal grant that would provide funds for the Police Department to assist with border security in Presidio County. Big Bend Sentinels’s editor Robert Halpern spoke with Marfa Public Radio about the … Continue reading

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Can A ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Fly In A Red State?

State representatives on Monday began discussing whether a “red flag” law giving courts the ability to remove guns from a person considered dangerous would work in Texas.

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Protests in Tornillo Continue as Lawmakers Gain Access to Child Shelters Along the Border

Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke — along with several other lawmakers —returned to the town of Tornillo on Saturday, nearly one week after he marched at the same location alongside 2,000 others, in protest of family separation at the border.

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What are your questions on immigration in West Texas?

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the first temporary shelter for migrant children opened in Tornillo, Texas last week. Reporters at the station have been following this story on the ground to provide the most up … Continue reading

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As Tents Rise On The Border, So Do Tensions Over Whether Boys Are ‘Unaccompanied’

The boys live in white tents in the North Chihuahuan desert. At least once a day, they are allowed to play soccer in a dry dirt clearing that’s flanked by a large metal storage container, and in spots, portable toilets. … Continue reading

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Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti resigns after felony convictions

Four months after he was convicted of 11 felonies, Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti announced Monday that he will resign from the Texas Legislature, where he’s served for more than two decades.

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