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Federal Panel Rules Some of Texas’ Congressional Districts Illegal

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

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U.S. Rep. Will Hurd declares victory over Pete Gallego

SAN ANTONIO –U.S. Rep. Will Hurd claimed victory in his re-election bid Tuesday night, becoming the first incumbent to hold onto the Texas 23rd District in eight years. “We won this thing because of y’alls hard work,” Hurd, a Republican, said shortly after midnight at … Continue reading

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In Hurd-Gallego Rematch, Veterans Issues Again a Flashpoint

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

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Trump Haunts Hurd, Gallego Congressional Rematch

SAN ANTONIO — The Democratic candidate wants to make the election about Donald Trump. The Republican wants nothing to do with his party’s presidential nominee. It’s a familiar dynamic unfolding in many congressional battles across the country, but it is especially pitched in Texas’ 23rd U.S. … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns from Big Bend Residents, Alpine Council Passes Pipeline Measures

The Alpine City Council passed two measures related to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline on Tuesday: one a strongly-worded move against the pipeline, the other a more reserved effort to have the pipeline built under stricter safety standards than what’s currently required. … Continue reading

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Congressman Will Hurd Listens To Trans-Pecos Pipeline Opponents

On Wednesday U.S. Congressman Will Hurd met with constituents in Alpine to hear their concerns about the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline. The line would connect producers in the Permian Basin with customers across the border in Mexico. Unlike other areas … Continue reading

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Boquillas Two Years On: Rebuilding A Border Economy

BOQUILLAS, Coahuila — A border crossing that’s seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing that links Big Bend National Park in Texas to … Continue reading

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Election Night Results in West Texas

West Texans went to the polls on Tuesday and for the most part helped support a GOP sweep for the top-ticket positions across the state. Voters in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties did favor Incumbent Pete Gallego (D) over challenger Will Hurd … Continue reading

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Immigration, Border Security Debate Could play into 23rd District Race

The sprawling 23rd Congressional District of Texas is one of the more politically unique regions in the state. Stretching along the border from Eagle Pass west through the Chihuahuan Desert and into El Paso, it’s pretty much the only place … Continue reading

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