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After El Paso massacre, Gov. Greg Abbott signaled openness to gun control. Now, some worry he’s moved on.

The absence of any mention of the mass shootings rankled gun control advocates and state lawmakers from El Paso, who see this legislative session as their best chance to advance the very measures Abbott and Patrick expressed support for in … Continue reading

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For Days, The Surge Of COVID Cases In El Paso Delayed Reporting In Rural West Texas

By Carlos Morales For several days last week, local health officials in Far West Texas say they were without crucial coronavirus data as the rampant virus spread in El Paso forced the state’s health agency to delay the release of … Continue reading

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El Paso Reports More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day, Shattering Previous Record

By Shawn Mulcahy and Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune Cases of COVID-19 in El Paso continued to skyrocket on Wednesday as the city reported a record 3,100 new people contracted the virus, smashing the previous single-day record by more than 1,000. … 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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Cross-Border Conversations Light Up The Sky Through Art Installation

By Mallory Falk, KERA For 12 nights this month, searchlights are illuminating the sky on the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. They don’t have anything to do with border enforcement. Instead, they’re part of a bi-national art … 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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Border Patrol Agents Detained Mexican Citizen Who Had Permission To Be In The U.S.

By Mallory Falk/KERA and Julián Aguilar/Texas Tribune Luis Orozco Morales had made the trip many times between his home in Hobbs, New Mexico, and El Paso. But this time, when he tried to pass through a remote Border Patrol checkpoint, … Continue reading

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El Paso, Dayton, Odessa. Understanding Mass Shooting Trends In America

By Luis Melgar, Guns & America At a press conference Sunday in Odessa, Texas, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said that the nation is now averaging an active shooter incident “every other week,” a broad term used by the FBI … Continue reading

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After Tragedy In El Paso, A Special Visa Could Provide Some Survivors A Glimmer Of Hope

By Mallory Falk and Luis Melgar, Guns & America On Aug. 3, 2019, a shooter at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, took the lives of 22, injured over two dozen and changed a whole community. The shooting was the worst targeting … Continue reading

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At El Paso Memorial, Community Honors Lives Lost And Takes First Steps To Heal

By Mallory Falk, KERA Wednesday night, thousands of El Pasoans streamed into Southwest University Park, for a community memorial to honor the 22 victims of the mass shooting that took place just over a week ago, on Aug. 3.

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