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So Far, National Guard Troops On The Border Are Observing, Not Enforcing

With a highly-visible, non-mobile presence at the edge of the Rio Grande, National Guard troops are so far being seen, more than heard.

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Texas education board approves course formerly known as Mexican-American studies

After years of debate, the State Board of Education voted preliminarily to create curriculum standards for a Mexican-American studies class. But thanks to the objections of one member, it’ll now be called “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”

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Report: Lower Rio Grande Is One of Nation’s Most Endangered Rivers, Border Wall is Reason Why

An environmental group released a report this week ranking the lower Rio Grande as one of the country’s most endangered river systems. The reason why: President Trump’s proposed border wall.

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Survey Predicts Increased Lending to Energy Industry this Spring

A survey released this week predicts good health for the US energy industry. The results could have especially positive implications for producers in the Permian Basin. The survey, issued twice a year, polls a variety of oil and gas executives across … Continue reading

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Here’s Why the Best Wildflower Grow Along Texas Highways

Thanks to TxDOT, thousands of Texas wildflowers bloom for family photos.

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El Paso Border Patrol sector kicks off construction of Trump’s wall on border

U.S. Border Patrol agents on Monday announced the beginning of construction on the “big, beautiful wall” that President Donald Trump promised to build on the southern border.

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Teachers in other states are striking. Texas teachers can’t do that.

Texas state law says that teachers could lose their teaching certificates and pensions if they go on strike.

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Along the Border, News of National Guard is Met With Mixed Reaction

Late Wednesday, President Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of National Guard troops as a quote “immediate deterrent” to illegal immigration along the U.S.- Mexico border. This comes after days of tough talk from President Trump on immigration enforcement, … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Orders Texas To Comply With Voter Registration Laws

A federal judge has ordered Texas officials to comply with the National Voter Registration Act and motor voter laws. The order could affect an estimated 1.5 million Texans.

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Immigrants’ Rights Caravan Tours Texas Border

A group of immigrants’ rights advocates are traveling along the Texas-Mexico border this week.  Organizers say their goal is to teach immigrants about their constitutional rights.

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