Author Archives: Carlos Morales

Who Are The Candidates For Midland’s Mayoral Election?

By Mitch Borden Early voting for the Nov. 5 elections in Texas is underway. In Midland, voters are weighing in on several local races, including a bond election, city council races and the Midland mayoral race. When it comes to … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Visit El Paso In Effort To Prevent Future Mass Shootings

By Mallory Falk, KERA Texas has seen four major mass shootings in the last two years. Despite conversations in communities and at the statehouse, little has changed in the state. But after gunmen killed 29 people in two West Texas … Continue reading

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Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Won’t Seek Reelection After Recording Scandal

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune First-term Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on Tuesday announced he will not seek reelection to the lower chamber in 2020 — completing a stunning fall for the Angleton Republican who enjoyed near unanimous support in … Continue reading

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Top Texas House Republicans Say They Can No Longer Support Speaker Dennis Bonnen

By Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Some of the most powerful Texas House Republicans said Monday they no longer support GOP Speaker Dennis Bonnen, marking the biggest blow yet to his political future amid the fallout from a secret recording released … Continue reading

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tells Donald Trump He Will Resign As Energy Secretary

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, will resign as secretary of energy later this year, President Donald Trump said during a visit to Texas on Thursday. Perry drew scrutiny after being entangled in the … Continue reading

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Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Offered Media Access To Empower Texans, Suggested It Target Certain Republicans, Recording Shows

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune During a June conversation at the Texas Capitol, Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen urged hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan to target members of their own party in the 2020 primaries and suggested he could get Sullivan’s … Continue reading

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Number Of Migrant Kids In Texas Facilities Drops Suddenly

By Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media Facilities and foster groups that house migrant teens are at about half capacity in Texas. There are currently some 3,000 migrant kids being held in federal care statewide, according to Texas Health and Human Services.  … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Apprehensions Dipped Last Month, But 2019 Saw A Dramatic Increase From 2018

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped by nearly 20% last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. After … Continue reading

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Texas Groups Brace For Cuts That Could ‘Devastate’ Refugee Resettlement Services

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Texas’ refugee resettlement programs are bracing for what could be a huge blow – one that stakeholders say could weaken the state’s support system for years to come. White House officials recently announced plans to resettle the … Continue reading

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There’s An Election Next Month. Here’s What You Can Expect To See On Your Ballot.

By Marfa Public Radio Early voting for next month’s election begins Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1. Throughout the state, voters will weigh in on 10 constitutional amendments. You can find a break down of each amendment here, and … Continue reading

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