Monthly Archives: July 2018

Austin-Based 3D-Printable Guns Meet Opposition From 21 States – And Trump

Austin-based firm Defense Distributed published designs over the weekend for 3D-printable guns that can be fabricated at home and would be virtually untraceable. So far, hundreds have downloaded the files, but a handful of attorneys general are seeking to block the … Continue reading

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In special election for Uresti state Senate seat, a bipartisan scramble for a runoff berth

In the Tuesday contest to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez is fighting for a spot in a runoff that is expected to include fellow Democrat Pete Gallego, a former congressman. Meanwhile, Republicans are … Continue reading

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Texas Parks and Wildlife: State park could close if Trump builds border wall through it

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has warned U.S. Border Patrol that it could be forced to shutter a beloved state park on the southern tip of the state if President Donald Trump builds his border wall through it as … Continue reading

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With Less Federal Supervision, Texas Drops More People From Voter Rolls

Texas election officials have been removing more people from the state’s voter rolls ever since the Supreme Court struck down a part of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice.

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As reunification deadline lands, hundreds of migrant families remain divided

Some parents have been declared ineligible because of “red flags” in their records. But many haven’t been reunified because immigration officials already deported them.

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Petition to Remove Midland ISD Superintendent Circulates Permian Basin

An appeal to remove Midland Independent School District Superintendent Orlando Riddick went live online Tuesday morning — just 3 weeks ahead of the first day of school. It comes at a time when the district is facing over 150 teacher vacancies, with … Continue reading

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Rural Texas is struggling to keep doctors. One university wants to change that by opening a medical school.

Sam Houston State University argues that an osteopathic medical school is the prescription for what’s ailing underserved communities in Texas.

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Ted Cruz proposes 5 debates with Beto O’Rourke in U.S. Senate race

In a letter to O’Rourke, Cruz’s campaign proposed debates to be held on five Friday evenings, each focused on a different set of topics.

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What You Need to Know to Stay Cool During a West Texas Heat Wave

Today we’re seeing cooler temperatures than we saw in the last couple of days. But it’s still expected to be hot today and throughout the rest of the week in West Texas. And with highs reaching well into the upper … Continue reading

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Vote Now: Choose Our Next West Texas Wonders Story

Marfa Public Radio has been keeping busy on the road and at the station collecting your questions for our new public-powered journalism project, West Texas Wonders. On our road trip across the wide range, folks from all over West Texas asked … Continue reading

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