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Tornillo Facility For Migrant Kids Will Remain Open Into 2019, Federal Government Confirms

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune El PASO –The immigration detention center for undocumented migrant youth at Tornillo, Texas will remain open into next year, the federal Health and Human Services agency confirmed Thursday. The facility, which critics have called a … Continue reading

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Abbott Said He’d Offer Texans An Alternative To Obamacare. Here’s What That Means.

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Soon after a federal judge ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act was invalid, Gov. Greg Abbott told The Dallas Morning News that Texas would create its own health care system if the decision is upheld. It won’t be … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims Texas’ Driver License-Suspension Program Is Unconstitutional

By Andrew Weber, KUT News A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is suing the Texas Department of Public Safety over its automatic driver license-suspension program. The suit alleges the state’s Driver Responsibility Program has unconstitutionally suspended 1.4 million Texans’ licenses for failure to pay … Continue reading

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Texas-Sized Turkeys & Their Tie To The Lone Star State

Texas and turkeys have a strong connection.

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After Tight Senate Race In Texas, Left-Leaning Groups Set Sights On Latinos For 2020

The Texas Senate race was very, very close – closer than any statewide election in recent history – and Latinos could be part of the reason why. “Latinos are becoming a political force to be reckoned with in the state,” … Continue reading

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Facing Challenges From Texas And D.C., A New Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period Begins

This year, there’s no penalty for people who don’t sign up for insurance, and the federal government isn’t spending as much to promote enrollment.

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Department Of Defense Says It’s Sending 5,200 Troops To U.S.-Mexico Border

Officials say the deployment will include three helicopter units, mobile command and medical units, military police and more.

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Paul Ryan Says A Debate Over The Border Wall Is Coming – After The Midterms

Were it not for the Kavanaugh confirmation spectacle, there may have been a very different fight on Capitol Hill over the last few weeks – and Texas would have been at the center of it. We’re talking about President Donald … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Boyd Elder Has Died At Age 74

Legendary West Texas artist Boyd Elder has died. His daughter, Shaula Elder, confirmed the 74-year-old’s death on Facebook Saturday night. “The rumors are swirling about our father passing into the cosmos,” the post reads. “It breaks my heart to say it … Continue reading

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It’s Tax-Free Weekend In Texas. Here’s What You Need To Know

Summer break doesn’t end in Texas without one last holiday: tax-free weekend. Since 1999, Texas shoppers have been given an annual tax reprieve on items students and teachers need most as they prepare to return to school: clothing, shoes, school … Continue reading

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