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Abbott Prioritizes Increasing Mental Health Services, ‘Hardening’ Schools To Reduce Shootings

Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a plan this morning to increase school safety in Texas after the Santa Fe High School shooting. The plan offered suggestions that focused on “hardening schools” and increasing mental health services through as much as … Continue reading

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Less than two weeks after Santa Fe shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott to announce school safety plan Wednesday

Gov. Greg Abbott will unveil a plan Wednesday to make the state’s schools safer in light of the recent shooting rampage in Santa Fe that killed 10 people.

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May 25 West Texas News Round Up

Like the region itself, the news of West Texas is sweeping in its scope. So to help us break it all down, we have news editors from across the region joining us. In this roundtable, we hear from Laura Dennis … Continue reading

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Here Are 22 Ideas Gov. Abbott Shared For Stopping School Shootings

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is hosting three roundtable discussions this week in response to the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. The first roundtable, held Tuesday, focused on “school and community safety.” The meeting was private, but afterward Abbott read … Continue reading

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As Drought Spreads Across Texas, Ranchers Are Forced to Liquidate Their Stock

One Panhandle ranch manager is liquidating 90 percent of his cattle, because there’s not enough grass to support them.

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Melissa del Bosque Discusses her Book “Bloodlines” in Marfa on Saturday

This weekend, award winning investigative journalist Melissa del Bosque will read from her book Bloodlines at the Crowley Theater in Marfa at 6 PM.  She has written about the U.S.-Mexico border since 1998 for various media outlets, including The Texas Observer, … Continue reading

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Lupe Valdez becomes first openly gay and first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor

After swapping leads early in the Democratic gubernatorial runoff, Valdez pulled ahead of White and will face incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott.

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Election Results: 2018 Party Primary Runoffs

It’s Election Day for the Democrat and Republican primary runoff elections in Texas. Voters across West Texas will cast ballots in a handful of local and statewide races, including. Get the latest results here:

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Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting

Rocked by Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School, the religious community is looking for answers. Some faith leaders and churchgoers say prayer needs to return to school.

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Texas sues the maker of OxyContin over the opioid epidemic

The Texas Attorney General’s Office says Purdue Pharma fueled “the nation’s opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers,” including OxyContin.

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