Monthly Archives: August 2018

County Clerk Withdraws Proposal to Combine Voting Locations in Fort Davis

Amid pushback from community members, a proposal to combine polling locations for voting precincts in Fort Davis was sidelined Monday morning at a special meeting of the Jeff Davis County Commissioners Court. In an email, County Clerk Jennifer Wright — … Continue reading

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After Decades Apart, Mexican Parents Reunited With Undocumented Children In Round Rock

The Palomas Mensajeras program was put together through the efforts of the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán

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Students In Texas Are Heading Back To School. So Are More Armed School Marshals

The number of public school staff members that are armed as part of the school marshal program in Texas is set to more than double as the new school year begins. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, which oversees the … Continue reading

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Under Trump, the backlog of U.S. citizenship applications in Texas is growing

After a jump in applications in Texas ahead of the 2016 elections, green card holders seeking to become U.S. citizens have been caught in a growing backlog that has escalated under the Trump administration.

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Under New Grading System West Texas Districts Mainly Get Bs, Cs

School districts throughout West Texas are now being evaluated under a new accountability system.  The Texas Education Agency has rolled out its A-F grade scale today, which measures the academic performance of school districts.

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Marfa Public Radio Is Hiring A Full-Time Reporter In The Permian Basin

Marfa Public Radio is hiring a full-time reporter for a 12 month fellowship in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is a dynamic, growing and complex area relevant to regional and national news. The reporter will be an essential member of our … Continue reading

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It’s Tax-Free Weekend In Texas. Here’s What You Need To Know

Summer break doesn’t end in Texas without one last holiday: tax-free weekend. Since 1999, Texas shoppers have been given an annual tax reprieve on items students and teachers need most as they prepare to return to school: clothing, shoes, school … Continue reading

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What’s the Safest Way to Protect Texas Cattle From Fever Ticks?

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller banned the use of spray boxes that ranchers use to deliver insecticide to cattle. Many ranchers, along with the agency that administers the program, say it’s safe.

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As Midland ISD Struggles to Keep Teachers, One Parent Searches For Answers

In Midland, one parent is working to figure out why teachers are leaving the city’s school district in large numbers. The answer is a complicated one that has left some wondering what the district is doing to mend this issue.

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Illegal border crossings drop for second month in a row

Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Houlton hailed the numbers as evidence that the Trump administration’s recent crackdown at the border has deterred immigrants from trying to cross into the country illegally.

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