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Sen. José Rodríguez, An El Paso Democrat, Announces His Retirement

By Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune State Sen. José Rodríguez, an El Paso Democrat, announced Friday that he will not seek reelection to the upper chamber in 2020. Rodriguez informed El Paso colleagues of his decision in a text … Continue reading

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Migrant Protection Protocols Quietly Expands To Big Bend Sector

By Carlos Morales A controversial Trump administration policy requiring some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases progress through U.S. immigration courts has now expanded to the Big Bend Sector — a remote but sprawling 500-mile stretch of … Continue reading

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Africans In Juárez: The Migration Mosaic Expands

By Lorne Matalon The city of Juárez, Mexico across the border from El Paso, has long been a migrant gateway to the U.S. Between October 29, 2018 and August 2, 2019, 17,778 people have come to Juárez to try and … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Issues 8 Executive Orders Aimed At Stopping Potential Mass Shooters

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott has issued eight executive orders in response to the El Paso and Odessa-Midland mass shootings that happened just weeks apart, his office announced Thursday.

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Odessa Shooter Had Been On A Long Downward Spiral According To FBI

By Jonathan Levinson, Guns & America Law enforcement in Texas released more information Monday afternoon about the investigation into this weekend’s mass shooting which killed seven people and injured 23. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said the alleged shooter was fired from … Continue reading

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8 New Gun Laws Take Effect In Texas Sept. 1

By Lisa Dunn, Guns & America At least seven people were killed and another 20 were injured in a mass shooting that stretched in and around Midland and Odessa, Texas, Saturday. The incident was the second mass shooting in that state … 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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Gov. Greg Abbott Names New Secretary Of State Months After Botched Voter Roll Review

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune After losing his last chief election officer over a botched review of the state’s voter rolls, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday appointed a new secretary of state: Ruth Ruggero Hughs. Ruggero Hughs is moving from the Texas … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags Are Killing Horses And Cows Across the State. What’s Texas To Do?

By Lara Korte, Texas Tribune Kristie West was driving down the highway in rural South Texas when she saw it. The drive from her ranch to the nearby town of Poth was usually uneventful. But on that day in 2017, … Continue reading

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Texas Is Going To Court To End Obamacare. It Hasn’t Produced A Plan To Replace It.

By Emma Platoff and Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune Last year, after a federal judge in Texas declared the entirety of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, throwing into question millions of Americans’ health coverage, the state’s Republican leaders promised they would … Continue reading

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