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Feds to End Private Prison Contracts After Study Found Facilities Unsafe, Inefficient

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that they will end the use of private prisons. The department will review the contracts of 13 prisons and allow them to expire. Five of those prisons are in Texas. Private prison corporate stocks dropped … Continue reading

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Sul Ross Dean of Student Life: Campus Carry “Probably Doesn’t” Lead to Safer Environment

The Dean of Student Life at Sul Ross State University in Alpine said in an interview Monday that while he personally believes Texas’ new “campus carry” law is “pretty convoluted”, has “a lot of flaws” and “probably doesn’t” make for … Continue reading

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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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U.S. Customs Settles With American Citizen Over Body Cavity Search

A woman who sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to a series of body cavity searches has reached a settlement with the agency worth nearly half a million dollars. The American Civil Liberties Union announced the settlement … Continue reading

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Judge Throws Out Landowner’s Lawsuit Against Pipeline Company

A federal judge has shot down a Presidio County landowner’s lawsuit against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. For more than a year now, some landowners and residents in the Big Bend region have been speaking out against Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s natural gas … Continue reading

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West Texas Border Patrol Agent Facing New Charges in Sexual Assault Case

The Alpine, TX-based Border Patrol agent who was arrested in early June on felony sexual assault charges was arrested again last week and is now facing more charges, according to Brewster County authorities. Agent Jesus Salgado Nanez was originally arrested June … Continue reading

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Texas To Mexico Pipeline: Unfinished Business In The Big Bend

MARFA, Texas —Six landowners in west Texas have won a series of awards totaling in the millions of dollars against a company building a controversial natural gas pipeline. A seventh case went against a landowner. The landowners are part of a group … Continue reading

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Landowners Win Six Cases Over Compensation Claims Against Pipeline Company

A special commission appointed by District Judge Roy Ferguson to settle compensation claims in eminent domain lawsuits tied to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has sided with landowners and against the pipeline company – Energy Transfer – in six of seven cases. … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Thousands Of Child Migrants Go Unrepresented In Immigration Court

LOS ANGELES — On a sunny afternoon in May, a petite 14-year-old girl walked through the doors of Public Counsel, a Los Angeles legal services organization, and filled out intake paperwork hoping the organization would represent her in court. She spoke … Continue reading

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Alpine Border Patrol Agent Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

This story has been updated to reflect that the assaults allegedly took place in March and December of 2015, not only in March, as indicated previously. It has also been updated to include new information from Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson. … Continue reading

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