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After Months Of Debate, A Decision Over Midland’s Robert E. Lee High School Looms

By Mitch Borden In Midland, the fight over Robert E. Lee High School could be resolved soon as district officials move closer to selecting a new name. The monthslong back-and-forth over what to rename the school began with an online … Continue reading

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Texas Governor Sends Help to El Paso as Virus Spikes in Border City

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending more than 70 health workers to the border city of El Paso as a resurgence of the coronavirus has officials warning of “virus fatigue” and urging residents to take … Continue reading

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WATCH LIVE: Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

By Brian Naylor, NPR The Senate Judiciary Committee begins up to four days of hearings Monday on President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Barrett, 48, would replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg … Continue reading

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Texas’ John Cornyn And MJ Hegar Argue Over Coronavirus Response, Policing And The Supreme Court In U.S. Senate Debate

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and his Democratic opponent, MJ Hegar, butted heads Friday evening in a debate over a host of timely issues — the coronavirus pandemic, race and policing, and the U.S. Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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Marfa Schools Close After Students And Staff Member Test Positive For COVID-19

By Carlos Morales Five students and one employee at Marfa Independent School District have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, forcing officials to close the district’s two campuses and shift to remote-instruction for the next week.

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Lubbock Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Selling Odessa Mass Shooter And Others Firearms

By Mitch Borden  The Lubbock man who illegally sold an AR-style rifle to the gunman who carried out a deadly attack in West Texas last year has pleaded guilty to illegally dealing firearms. Marcus Anthony Braziel admitted to federal authorities … Continue reading

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Live: The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

By NPR Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says Bars Can Reopen Next Week At 50% Capacity If Counties Opt In

By Alex Samuels and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow bars to operate with in-person service.

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Presidio County Election Officials Say Virus Precautions May Lead To Longer Lines

By Ari Snider Though it is still early October, the November elections are already getting underway — mail-in ballots are being sent out, and early in-person voting begins Oct. 13.  Election officials in West Texas, like their counterparts across the … Continue reading

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Texas U.S. Attorney John Bash Resigns

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune U.S. Attorney John Bash, who serves the Western District of Texas, will resign at the end of the week to take a position in the private sector, according to a Monday statement from the Department of Justice. … Continue reading

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