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Texas Officials Hold Hearing In Odessa To Hear From Those Affected By Mass Violence

By Mitch Borden State lawmakers are traveling to West Texas today to hear from survivors of mass shootings — including, the August 31st shooting in Odessa that took the lives of seven people and injured more than 20.  This public … Continue reading

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El Paso Shooting Suspect Said He Ordered His AK-47 And Ammo From Overseas

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune When the alleged gunman walked into an El Paso Walmart earlier this month to carry out the worst massacre of Hispanic people in recent American history, he went in with an assault weapon he said … Continue reading

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State Leaders Are Looking For Solutions After El Paso. Texas Latinos Say They Can Start By Changing The Words They Use.

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Barbara Canales’ family history is in some ways shaped by a deeply rooted understanding of bigotry and racism. Her mother attended high school in Corpus Christi where the Mexican American students were segregated from their … Continue reading

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Some Survivors Of El Paso Shooting May Be Eligible For U Visa

By Mallory Falk, KERA Some survivors of the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart may be eligible for a special visa designed to protect victims of crime. The U visa, created by Congress in 2000, gives recipients the ability to … Continue reading

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El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife’s Funeral

By Amy Held and Mallory Falk, KERA Earlier this month, Margie Reckard, 63, was gunned down along with 21 others in the El Paso, Texas, masacre that authorities believe was driven by racial hatred. Two weeks later, strangers amassed by the hundreds to honor … Continue reading

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‘This Is Not Going To Be Easy’: El Paso Students Start School In Wake Of Tragedy

By Elissa Nadworny and Mallory Falk On Monday, nearly 60,000 public school students in El Paso, Texas, will start the school year amid an air of mourning, fear and resilience. The first day of school in El Paso’s largest district … Continue reading

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Many In El Paso Want To Mourn In Peace, Ask Trump Not To Visit

By Mallory Falk, KERA News In El Paso, emotions are still raw after a mass shooting at a Walmart left 22 people dead — many of them Mexican and Mexican-American. Now, the city is bracing for a spectacle only four … Continue reading

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After El Paso Shooting, Experts Say Mental Illness Is Not To Blame For Gun Violence

By Syeda Hasan, KERA News Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas needs to do a better job of addressing its mental health care challenges after a deadly mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart. Speaking at a press conference after the … Continue reading

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Red Flag Laws, Gun Violence And Angry, White Men

By Stephen Becker, KERA Originally published on August 5, 2019 9:50 pm Gun violence dominated the weekend as at least 22 people were killed by a gunman in El Paso – and nine more were shot to death 12 hours … Continue reading

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‘The Ellis Island Of The Southwest’: El Paso Residents Remain Proud Of Immigrant Ties

By Carlos Morales El Paso is a border town with a predominantly Hispanic population and a culture linked to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. And now the community feels like it is being targeted because of that. Residents are … Continue reading

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