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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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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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There’s A Democrat Running For Every Texas Congressional Seat Next Year

In deep-red Texas, Republicans will have to fight for every congressional seat in next year’s midterm elections. For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas’ 36 congressional districts, according to documents filed with the … Continue reading

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Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, A Democrat, Is Running For Governor

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced Wednesday morning that she is running for governor, giving Texas Democrats a serious candidate for the top job with five days until the candidate filing deadline for the 2018 primaries. “Like so many hardworking … Continue reading

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Texas Heads Back To Federal Appeals Court In Long-Winding Voter ID Fight

NEW ORLEANS — State officials and the minority rights groups suing Texas over its strict voter identification restrictions are headed back to court.

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If Congress Doesn’t Fund CHIP, Thousands Of Pregnant Texans Will Lose Health Insurance, Too

If Congress doesn’t reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) soon, it’s not just Texas children who could lose access to health insurance; thousands of pregnant women could lose coverage, too.

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From Richest Acre in Texas to Ghost Town: the Story of Shafter

On highway 67, some 20 miles before reaching the Mexican border, a green sign reads “Shafter Ghost Town”. A dusty drive takes you past adobe ruins with a glimpse at what’s left of this once-thriving mining town.

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