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Texas smugglers say Trump’s border wall wouldn’t stop immigrants, drugs from pouring across the border
If the Trump administration follows through on the president’s promises to build a border wall, would it actually stop undocumented immigrants and illegal drugs? Two former smugglers explain how they’d work around it.
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.
Most voters in the country’s biggest red state are wary of President Donald Trump — but Republican voters remain strongly supportive of him, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, via Texas Tribune.
Some of Texas’ 36 congressional districts violate either the U.S. Constitution or the federal Voting Rights Act, a panel of federal judges ruled Friday. In a long-delayed ruling, the judges ruled 2-1 that the Texas Legislature must redraw the political … Continue reading
West Texas Public Radio and Marfa Public Radio are happy to bring you live streaming coverage of the Texas Tribune’s Conversation event with state Reps. César Blanco (D-El Paso) and Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa). The conversation lasts from 11:30 AM till 1:00 PM … Continue reading
If it’s an even-numbered year, there’s a good chance of a competitive race for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, a perennial swing seat sprawling across West Texas. Also likely is a fierce debate over which candidate is a better advocate for … Continue reading
The Texas Department of Public Safety is making security and staffing improvements on the state’s border with Mexico. But other parts of Texas will continue to feel a public-safety void while the agency continues pouring resources near the Rio Grande, … Continue reading
Dealing a major blow to President Obama’s controversial executive immigration order, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday it had deadlocked on a lower court’s decision to block the plan, which would’ve provided relief from deportation and work permits to millions … Continue reading
Amid consternation among many establishment Republicans about Donald Trump getting the GOP presidential nomination, there has been renewed speculation that they could turn to someone who left the campaign in September: former Gov. Rick Perry. That speculation escalated Saturday after a New … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a statement from an Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman. A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and disgruntled landowners has suffered a major setback in its battle to block a proposed pipeline that would carry natural … Continue reading