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In Midland, Locals Gather To Remember Those Who Died In The Holocaust And The Texans Who Helped Liberate Concentration Camps.

By Mitch Borden Last week, people gathered at Midland College Library for a memorial service honoring Holocaust victims as a part of a global remembrance day. The event also took the time to celebrate the Texas Liberators, a group of … Continue reading

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Midland And Odessa See Populations Rise With Oil Boom. During Same Time, Big Bend Numbers Decline

By Carlos Morales Two of the fastest-growing metro areas last year were in Texas. Both Midland and Odessa saw a boom to their population numbers in 2018, according to new data released from the U.S. Census. From 2017 to 2018, … Continue reading

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On The Border, A Family Of Matadors Tends The Bloodless Bullfighting Tradition

By Kristen Cabrera, Texas Standard It’s hard to miss the large colosseum-like structure off Ranch Road 1017 in the Rio Grande Valley. It’s the Santa Maria Bullring and it’s where Fred and Lisa Renk have been running bloodless bullfights for the past … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans Warn Trump About Ramifications Of Closing U.S.-Mexico Border

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune As President Donald Trump threatens to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, some of the highest-ranking Texans from within his own party are warning about the consequences of doing so.

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Government To Accelerate Redeployment Of Customs And Border Protection Agents Amid Migrant Surge

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday said it will begin returning more migrants to Mexico after they apply for asylum in the U.S. and ordered Customs and Border Protection officials to speed up the redeployment … Continue reading

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A ‘Big Announcement’ From Beto O’Rourke Is On The Horizon

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune All signs indicate Beto O’Rourke will run for president in 2020. But the former congressman remained coy on Saturday during a question-and-answer session at the SXSW Film Festival, where he dodged an inquiry as to whether he … Continue reading

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Texas Is One Of Only 14 States That Haven’t Expanded Medicaid – Despite Strong Public Support

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Almost two-thirds of Texans think state lawmakers should expand Medicaid to cover more low-income uninsured people, according to a survey funded by the Episcopal Health Foundation. SSRS, an independent research company contracted by the group, surveyed 1,210 Texans … Continue reading

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Midland and Odessa Issue More Building Permits As Housing Prices Climb

By Mitch Borden The Texas housing market has had a great few years. Sales are up, home prices are up, and the Texas Realtors Association is saying 2018 may have been a peak year. The Midland -Odessa area is no … Continue reading

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Adult Migrant From Mexico Dies In Border Patrol Custody

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune An adult migrant has died after being taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody this month in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico died Monday morning after being diagnosed with congestive heart … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Lifts Order Blocking Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out Of Medicaid

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune A federal appeals court has lifted a lower court order that blocked Texas from booting Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid, potentially imperiling the health care provider’s participation in the federal-state health insurance program.

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