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For First Time Since 2019, Swimmers Will Be Able To Dive Into Balmorhea’s Waters Again

Balmorhea State Park will officially re-open on June 26 to visitors for day use only. The announcement comes after years of maintenance problems, which forced intermittent closures.

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After Pandemic Lull, Presidio High School Rocketry Team Returns to Nationals

This weekend, twelve Presidio High School students are headed to Rockdale, Texas, to compete in the national rocketry competition. Presidio students are regulars at the competition –– for over a decade, they’ve been beating out hundreds of teams with more … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says Texas Will Build A Border Wall, But Doesn’t Yet Give Details On Cost Or Location

The governor suggested more details would be released next week. The announcement Thursday of several initiatives is the latest in an ongoing conflict between Abbott, a Republican, and Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration.

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In First Session Since 2019 Mass Shootings, Texas Legislators Make It Easier To Carry Guns

After Texas was rocked by back-to-back mass shootings, some of the state’s top Republican leaders promised change. Gun safety advocates and Democratic lawmakers hoped gun violence prevention might become a priority. Yet the legislative session that just wrapped moved in … Continue reading

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With The Alpine Cowboys’ Season Opener, Fans Take Swing At Normalcy

Last May, the Alpine Cowboys were forced to cancel their 2020 season due to COVID-19. But now, the Cowboys are taking Kokernot Field again and fans are packing the stadium, eager for the return of baseball and a sense of … Continue reading

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Texas’ 1836 Project Aims To Promote “Patriotic Education,” But Critics Worry It Will Gloss Over State’s History Of Racism

The project is essentially an advisory committee designed to promote the state’s history to Texas residents, largely through pamphlets given to people receiving driver’s licenses.

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Historic Marfa Building Badly Damaged in Overnight Fire

The building in downtown Marfa, once used as an architecture office by the late artist Donald Judd, was in the midst of a renovation when it caught fire early Friday morning.

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State To Offer COVID-19 Vaccines In Terlingua And Big Bend National Park

After several failed attempts, the Texas National Guard will head to Big Bend National Park and Terlingua this week to administer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines. 

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Dozens Of Texas Migrant Shelters Told To ‘Wind Down’ Operations By End Of August After Abbott’s Disaster Declaration

Texas-licensed shelters for migrant kids have some of the best national standards for care. Now, Gov. Abbott is trying to close them, which would likely push more children and teens into emergency shelters, that are subject to less government oversight.

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COVID-19 Ravaged The State’s Border Counties. Now They’re Leading Texas In Vaccinations

From El Paso to Brownsville, every county along the border is outpacing the state average for the percentage of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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