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State Rep. Poncho Nevárez Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, is not running for reelection, he announced Friday. “I will not stand for reelection for a fifth … term in the Texas House of Representatives,” Nevárez said in a … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Meet In Odessa For Committee Hearing On Preventing Future Mass Shootings

By Mitch Borden In Odessa, state lawmakers heard from local and state officials along with residents affected by the Aug. 31 mass shooting. Many in attendance urged the panel of lawmakers to pass new laws and tighten existing policies to … Continue reading

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Texans in Tune: Matthew Gillen

Texans In Tune is a segment of Marfa Public Radio’s Monday classical music program In Tune, featuring live performances with students at the University of Texas Butler School of Music.  In the latest segment — set to air on Monday, … Continue reading

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With ‘Mucho Mucho Amor,’ Astrologer Walter Mercado Is Laid To Rest At 87

By Joy Diaz and Kristen Cabrera, Texas Standard To close every show, astrologist and TV personality Walter Mercado used a special and genuine catch phrase: “Bendiciones para todos y que Dios me los bendiga a todos y que reciban de … Continue reading

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After A Hard Fought Campaign, Patrick Payton Sweeps Midland’s Mayoral Race — But There Are Still Some Elections That Need To Be Resolved

By Mitch Borden Former Stonegate Minister Patrick Payton beat Midland’s current and long-time mayor Jerry Morales, along with local businesswoman Jenny Cudd, in the election to be the city’s leader for the next three years. Preliminary results released after polls … Continue reading

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Mexican Migrants Wait In The Streets Of Juárez For Their Chance To Claim Asylum

By Mallory Falk, KERA A growing number of Mexicans are fleeing their homes and heading to the U.S. border to seek asylum, driven by a surge in violence. But once they get to a port of entry, many of them … Continue reading

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Find Your November Election Results Here.

By Marfa Public Radio Voters in Texas are deciding on 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution. Others in West Texas are also weighing in on a handful of elections, including a few bond elections in several districts. From bond … Continue reading

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Renovated ‘Big Boy’ Locomotive Chugs Its Way Through West Texas

By Carlos Morales As you might guess, the ‘Big Boy’ locomotive is, well, pretty big. It weighs in at 1.2 million pounds. The matte-black engine looks like it belongs to a train set you’d see beneath a Christmas tree. As … Continue reading

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Beto O’Rourke Drops Out Of Presidential Race

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune DES MOINES — Beto O’Rourke is dropping out of the presidential race. The former El Paso congressman announced the decision Friday evening, ahead of a major Democratic gathering here in Iowa.

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Why Some Shootings Are Called Mass Shootings And Others Are Ignored

By Hady Mawajdeh, KERA Depending upon whom you ask, there have been somewhere between eight and 350 mass shootings in America so far in 2019. That’s a pretty big range. So why don’t we know the exact number? While it feels like we’re hearing … Continue reading

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