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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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The Rise of Craft Beer in Texas

The production of craft beer and the amount of craft breweries has seen a large increase in the United States over the last ten years. Although Texas was a little late to the party, the state is making up for lost … Continue reading

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American Patients Find Cheaper Dental Care in Ojinaga

For many west Texans, a dentist appointment means taking a trip to another country. Insufficient or nonexistent dental insurance in the United States has spawned a steady stream of American clients in Ojinaga, the Mexican city bordering Presidio, Texas. Ojinaga … Continue reading

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Introducing “Texas Standard” – News, Arts & Culture By Texans, For Texans

There’s a new weekday news, arts and culture program coming to the West Texas airwaves – Texas Standard. Produced at KUT in Austin, with collaboration from public radio stations in big cities and small towns across the state, Texas Standard brings West … Continue reading

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Ranchers’ Hope: Hardier Seeds to Combat Draught

Scientists are experimenting with seeds to reinvigorate lands damaged by drought and overgrazing. Ranchers from the southwest and Mexico are gathering in the high desert of west Texas to review results of an experiment to raise hardy seeds that can … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Public Access to Chinati Mountains State Natural Area Done Deal

The Chinati Mountains State Natural Area in south Presidio County finally has public access, according to Corky Kulhmann, senior project manager for land conservation for Texas Parks and Wildlife. This is news given exclusively to KRTS. For eight years, Kulhmann … Continue reading

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