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As U.S. Oil Production Increases, OPEC Extends Oil Cuts

OPEC – the global oil cartel – has agreed to keep cutting production, a move meant to further stabilize oil prices around the world. But what’s that mean for Texas?

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Texas Sees Sharp Decline In Refugee Arrivals

The number of refugees resettled in Texas has dramatically decreased since Donald Trump became president, according to new findings from the Pew Research Center.

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LAST CHANCE! Ask Us: What Do You Want to Know About Lawmaking in Texas?

The Texas Legislature is more than half over, so we wanted to make one more push to ask you what you’re curious about regarding how things work at the State Capitol in Austin. For the last few months, we’ve been asking you … Continue reading

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What Do You Want to Know about Lawmaking in Texas?

The 2017 Texas Legislative session is underway. State legislators meet every other year for 140 days in a frenzy of debating (sometimes arguing), deal-making, stand-taking, bill-killing and, occasionally, law-making. We want to know what you want to know about the … Continue reading

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State Rep. Dutton Renews Uphill Fight To Abolish the Death Penalty

Texas is set to carry out its second execution of the year this week, barring a last minute reprieve. There are another seven planned by July. The use of the death penalaty has been on the decline in Texas in recent years. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds University Of Texas’ Affirmative Action Program

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the university’s “race-conscious admissions program” is constitutional.

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The Mystery Behind Texas Independence Day

Today is a state holiday. 180 years ago, Texas adopted its Declaration of Independence. We spoke with Lonn Taylor, the host of our history program, Rambling Boy, about a 19th century mystery surrounding the holiday. It was March 2, 1836, and a … Continue reading

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Fire Being Allowed to Burn Out After Natural Gas Plant Explosion

Anadarko Petroleum is still waiting to assess the damage from an explosion Thursday morning (December 3) at its natural gas plant near the town of Orla in West Texas. A fire at the Ramsey Natural Gas Plant near the New … Continue reading

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Texas Sues To Prevent Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Texas has filed a lawsuit against the federal government and a nonprofit refugee resettlement group. It’s an effort to stave off resettling more Syrian refugees within state borders without explicitly being informed and the refugees being thoroughly vetted. The lawsuit was filed … Continue reading

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After Paris, Governors Say They Will Oppose Efforts To Resettle Refugees

Despite the growing list of U.S. governors stating they will no longer resettle people from Syria, it’s not clear whether states have the legal authority to keep the refugees out.

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