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Democrats Gear Up To Take Back The Texas Senate District 19

By Carlos Morales and Mitch Borden State Senate District 19 covers a large swath of West Texas — it spans 17 counties, from Pecos down to Brewster and stretching all the way to San Antonio. For over 100 years, Texas … Continue reading

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The Permian Basin’s Congressional Race Heats Up As March Approaches

By Mitch Borden Texas’ Congressional District 11 covers 29 counties and clocks in at almost 30,000 miles spanning from the Permian Basin all the way to the Hill Country. And, for the past 16 years, it’s been home to one … Continue reading

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The Last Days Of The Santa Maria Bullring

By Kristen Cabrera, Texas Standard The line between sport and art has always been blurred when it comes to bullfighting. It’s called the “ballet of death,” and matadors, like professional dancers, require immense athleticism, stage presence and talent to master … Continue reading

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For The First Time Since 2013, HD74 Will Have A New Representative. Here Are The Candidates.

By Carlos Morales and Sally Beauvais Texas House District 74 covers a massive chunk of South and West Texas, including 12 counties bordering Mexico and spanning two time zones. The western limit of the district stops just short of El … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Holds Four Rallies In Texas This Weekend As Early Voting Continues For March Primary

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT With Super Tuesday approaching, Bernie Sanders made the rounds in Texas this weekend, traveling to El Paso, San Antonio, Houston and Austin to rally support for his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for president. 

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Boomtown: Dust to Dust & Life and Death on the Rig

For the months of February and March, we’re airing episodes of Boomtown — a series made by Texas Monthly and Imperative Entertainment. The podcast takes you inside the rugged Permian Basin of West Texas, where roughnecks and billionaire wildcatters are fueling … Continue reading

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As Flares Burn Across West Texas, A New Study Shows The Lone Star State Isn’t Releasing As Much Natural Gas As Other Oil-Producing Countries

By Mitch Borden In the last decade, as the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin and other shale plays have boomed, so have the number of flares across Texas. The increase in flaring—when a company burns off the … Continue reading

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Nearly 600 Asylum Seekers Have Been Sent to Guatemala Under Trump Policy

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr., Texas Public Radio Thomas Cartwright ran along a chain link fence outside the runway at the Brownsville South Padre International Airport. He was trying to catch a glimpse of buses loading migrants onto a plane. Cartwright says … Continue reading

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Democrats Make Their Cases On Immigration, Gun Laws and Marijuana In U.S. Senate Primary Debate

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT Eleven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas faced off in Austin on Tuesday night. Guns, immigration, health care and marijuana dominated the debate. The race is being closely watched. … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidates Turn Their Focus To Texas, As Early Voting Begins

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Bernie Sanders wasted little time Friday night at a Dallas-area rally getting to what he said would be a “dramatic announcement.” “We’re gonna win the state of Texas,” he declared, setting off raucous cheers.

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