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A ‘Big Announcement’ From Beto O’Rourke Is On The Horizon

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune All signs indicate Beto O’Rourke will run for president in 2020. But the former congressman remained coy on Saturday during a question-and-answer session at the SXSW Film Festival, where he dodged an inquiry as to whether he … Continue reading

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Texas Is One Of Only 14 States That Haven’t Expanded Medicaid – Despite Strong Public Support

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Almost two-thirds of Texans think state lawmakers should expand Medicaid to cover more low-income uninsured people, according to a survey funded by the Episcopal Health Foundation. SSRS, an independent research company contracted by the group, surveyed 1,210 Texans … Continue reading

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Midland and Odessa Issue More Building Permits As Housing Prices Climb

By Mitch Borden The Texas housing market has had a great few years. Sales are up, home prices are up, and the Texas Realtors Association is saying 2018 may have been a peak year. The Midland -Odessa area is no … Continue reading

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Adult Migrant From Mexico Dies In Border Patrol Custody

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune An adult migrant has died after being taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody this month in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico died Monday morning after being diagnosed with congestive heart … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Lifts Order Blocking Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out Of Medicaid

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune A federal appeals court has lifted a lower court order that blocked Texas from booting Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid, potentially imperiling the health care provider’s participation in the federal-state health insurance program.

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Tornillo Facility For Migrant Kids Will Remain Open Into 2019, Federal Government Confirms

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune El PASO –The immigration detention center for undocumented migrant youth at Tornillo, Texas will remain open into next year, the federal Health and Human Services agency confirmed Thursday. The facility, which critics have called a … Continue reading

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Abbott Said He’d Offer Texans An Alternative To Obamacare. Here’s What That Means.

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Soon after a federal judge ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act was invalid, Gov. Greg Abbott told The Dallas Morning News that Texas would create its own health care system if the decision is upheld. It won’t be … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims Texas’ Driver License-Suspension Program Is Unconstitutional

By Andrew Weber, KUT News A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is suing the Texas Department of Public Safety over its automatic driver license-suspension program. The suit alleges the state’s Driver Responsibility Program has unconstitutionally suspended 1.4 million Texans’ licenses for failure to pay … Continue reading

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Texas-Sized Turkeys & Their Tie To The Lone Star State

Texas and turkeys have a strong connection.

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After Tight Senate Race In Texas, Left-Leaning Groups Set Sights On Latinos For 2020

The Texas Senate race was very, very close – closer than any statewide election in recent history – and Latinos could be part of the reason why. “Latinos are becoming a political force to be reckoned with in the state,” … Continue reading

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