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Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans

Extreme weather events, water scarcity, risks of illness: Climate change is here, and it’s already affecting Texans.

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Marfa Public Radio wins five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded Marfa Public Radio five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards this year, including awards for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence in Sound and Feature and Sports Reporting.

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‘If you live in Midland, you’re feeling it’: West Texas city experiencing worst inflation rate in the U.S.

The Tall City’s reliance on oil and gas makes it particularly vulnerable to high inflation.

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May 7 Election Results in West Texas

Alpine residents picked Catherine Eaves for their new mayor, while Ector County voters rejected a proposed $398 million school bond. Click through for those and other results from the May 7 elections in West Texas.

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Abortion remains legal in Texas, but confusion reigns after Supreme Court document leak

Providers, advocates and doctors spent much of the day Tuesday reassuring people that the procedure remains legal until the high court issues an official opinion overturning it.

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Carlos Hernandez tapped as Sul Ross State University interim president

After shifting from his role as Sam Houston State University’s chief financial officer, Hernandez will focus on student recruitment and bolstering academic programs at Sul Ross to combat declining enrollment.

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5 answers to common questions about the Texas constitutional amendments on the ballot

If passed, both initiatives would amend the Texas Constitution. According to economists and experts, the changes could help slow down property tax increases.

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Experts warn residents with backyard chickens as a new bird flu hits Texas

State and federal agencies have confirmed Texas’ first case of a “highly pathogenic” avian influenza, but commercial egg and poultry operations have so far avoided outbreaks and widespread losses seen in other regions.

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Abbott, Chihuahua governor strike deal to ease border delays

Since last week, Texas has been searching commercial vehicles after they go through federal inspections at ports of entries.

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Gov. Abbott’s new border policies spur backlash among many – Republicans included

Abbott has described his latest proposals as a response to President Joe Biden’s decision to rescind Title 42 — the pandemic-era policy that permitted the expulsion of migrants seeking asylum on public health grounds.

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