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Border Patrol Apprehensions Dipped Last Month, But 2019 Saw A Dramatic Increase From 2018

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped by nearly 20% last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. After … Continue reading

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November Elections Are Coming Up. Are You Registered To Vote? Here’s What You Need To Know.

By Marfa Public Radio There are only a few more days left until the Oct. 7 deadline to register to vote for this year’s November elections. If you’ve moved since the last time you voted, you’ll need to update your … Continue reading

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Gina Ortiz Jones Raises Massive $1 Million Haul In Third Quarter

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gina Ortiz Jones, the leading Democratic candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, raised over $1 million in the third quarter, her campaign announced Tuesday morning. The figure represents a massive haul that her campaign … Continue reading

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After Two Mass Shootings, What Does The Gun Debate Look Like In West Texas?

By Sally Beauvais and Mitch Borden August was a month unlike any other for West Texas. Two mass shootings — one in the city of El Paso and another in Odessa — left 29 dead and dozens injured. The tragedies have … Continue reading

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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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