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D23 Candidate Judy Canales says She’s Done the Work and is Ready to Serve

Judy Canales is one of the 5 democratic candidates that have entered the district 23 race. The district spreads from San Antonio out to El Paso and and includes the Big Bend region, and is considered a target district for Democrats in … Continue reading

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Construction Begins On Texas’ Largest Solar Farm

Construction has started on what will be the largest solar farm in Texas, the latest sign of renewable energy’s continued growth in what has traditionally been oil and gas country, via Houston Public Media.

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More Than 1 Million Texans Have Obamacare Plans This Year, Despite Enrollment Hurdles

Almost the same number of Texans who signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the last enrollment period signed up this time, according to the federal government. The figure took experts by surprise because there … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park To Close Sites For Nesting Falcons

Big Bend National Park will close several areas of the park in the coming month in order to protect the nesting habitats of Peregrine Falcons, which are listed as an endangered species in the state.

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A shrinking number of rural Texas hospitals still deliver babies. Here’s what that means for expecting moms.

Across Texas, rural hospitals are facing a difficult decision: Whether to continue delivering babies as the number of births falls and the cost of providing the service rises, via Texas Tribune.

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We Want Your Questions About The 2018 Texas Primary Elections

This March, Texas voters will decide who will appear on November’s general election ballot. Primary elections work a little differently from general elections, and the barriers to participation in Texas appear to be higher. Texas consistently has among the lowest … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case Over Whether Texas Congressional And House Maps Discriminate

Further extending a drawn-out legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case over whether Texas’ congressional and House district boundaries discriminate against voters of color, via Texas Tribune.

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How Rural Hospitals Might Suffer Under New Medicaid Waiver

In December the state secured a waiver that would pump funding into hospitals in Texas. But as Chris Collins writes in for the Texas Observer, the deal might end up being bad news for Texas hospitals, especially those in rural parts of the … Continue reading

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Revised Texas Education Plan Raises Standards

The Texas Education Agency met Monday’s deadline to submit a revised school accountability plan to the U.S. Department of Education, as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, via Texas Public Radio.

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Texas’ Maternal Mortality Problem Is Also A Data Problem, Study Finds

Texas is over-reporting some of its maternal mortality data, a national study released today found. The study, from the University of Maryland Population Research Center and published in the journal Birth, is a follow-up to a study released in August … Continue reading

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