Author Archives: Carlos Morales

El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife’s Funeral

By Amy Held and Mallory Falk, KERA Earlier this month, Margie Reckard, 63, was gunned down along with 21 others in the El Paso, Texas, masacre that authorities believe was driven by racial hatred. Two weeks later, strangers amassed by the hundreds to honor … Continue reading

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At El Paso Memorial, Community Honors Lives Lost And Takes First Steps To Heal

By Mallory Falk, KERA Wednesday night, thousands of El Pasoans streamed into Southwest University Park, for a community memorial to honor the 22 victims of the mass shooting that took place just over a week ago, on Aug. 3.

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Texas Tech Researcher To Study If Wind Turbines Impact Burrowing Owl Habitat

By Carlos Morales In the coming years, more wind turbines are expected to be built in Texas, as wind-produced power becomes more prominent. Just this year, wind surpassed coal as an energy source in Texas. But more wind turbines might … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags Are Killing Horses And Cows Across the State. What’s Texas To Do?

By Lara Korte, Texas Tribune Kristie West was driving down the highway in rural South Texas when she saw it. The drive from her ranch to the nearby town of Poth was usually uneventful. But on that day in 2017, … Continue reading

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Texas Rangers Asked To Investigate Allegations Against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune The Texas House General Investigating Committee voted Monday to request that the Texas Rangers look into allegations against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and one of his top lieutenants in the lower chamber. The committee vote, which was … Continue reading

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‘This Is Not Going To Be Easy’: El Paso Students Start School In Wake Of Tragedy

By Elissa Nadworny and Mallory Falk On Monday, nearly 60,000 public school students in El Paso, Texas, will start the school year amid an air of mourning, fear and resilience. The first day of school in El Paso’s largest district … Continue reading

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Latina Organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez Enters Democratic Primary To Challenge Cornyn

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Leading Latina organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is launching a campaign for U.S. Senate, entering a Democratic primary to oust Republican John Cornyn that has steadily grown throughout the summer. The daughter of an immigrant mother, … Continue reading

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Midland City Councilman Announces Bid For Congress

By Mitch Borden Standing before a crowd of supporters at Midland’s Security Bank Baseball Stadium, city councilman J.Ross Lacy announced he’s running for congress. The 37-year-old Republican is making a bid for Texas’ 11th District in the U.S. House of … Continue reading

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Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd To Retire From Congress After Holding On To A District Democrats Are Desperate To Flip

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune The U.S. House’s last black Republican member, Rep. Will Hurd of Helotes, announced Thursday that he is retiring from Congress. President Donald Trump’s racist comments about elected officials weighed heavily on Hurd, who has often spoken out against the … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway Announces Retirement At The End of His Term In 2020

By Mitch Borden In a Midland office building, surrounded by greenery and statues of a giraffe and an elephant, U.S. Rep. Conaway, R-Midland, told a crowd of constituents, staffers and reporters that he was stepping away from politics—joining a number … Continue reading

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