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Big Bend National Park Announces New Closures In Response To Coronavirus

By Carlos Morales This post was updated on March 22 with new closures at Big Bend National Park In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials at Big Bend National Park have announced a new round of … Continue reading

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Gov. Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Andrew Weber, KUT Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formally declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “I am at this moment declaring a state disaster for all counties in the state of Texas,” he said at a … Continue reading

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‘Texas Must Show The World How This Is Done,’ Official Says About Containing Spread Of Coronavirus

By Ashley Lopez, KUT It’s mostly up to Texans right now to prevent widespread transmission of the coronavirus, the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services told lawmakers Tuesday. “Texas must fight back,” Dr. John Hellerstedt said during … Continue reading

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How Will Collapsing Oil Prices Affect Texas? It Depends On These Two Factors, Experts Say.

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune Oil prices plummeted to their lowest point in decades over the weekend as Saudi Arabia declared a price war on Russia, adding another stressor to financial markets already reeling amid concerns over the rapid spread … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Asks 500,000 Texas Educators To Weigh In On Preventing Next School Shooting

By Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott is asking 500,000 Texas educators to weigh in on what Texas needs to do to prevent the next school shooting. In response to the May 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting, when a … Continue reading

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Election 2020: Texas Primary Results

By Marfa Public Radio Across the state on Super Tuesday, Texans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the March primaries. Hundreds of thousands of Texans voted during the 12 days of Early Voting and this election cycle … Continue reading

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Dueling Remain In Mexico Orders Cause Confusion And Tension In The Borderlands

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune A major international crossing that connects Texas to Mexico was closed Friday and part of Saturday morning after migrant groups amassed in Ciudad Juárez in what American authorities said could pose a potential threat to … Continue reading

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The Last Days Of The Santa Maria Bullring

By Kristen Cabrera, Texas Standard The line between sport and art has always been blurred when it comes to bullfighting. It’s called the “ballet of death,” and matadors, like professional dancers, require immense athleticism, stage presence and talent to master … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Holds Four Rallies In Texas This Weekend As Early Voting Continues For March Primary

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT With Super Tuesday approaching, Bernie Sanders made the rounds in Texas this weekend, traveling to El Paso, San Antonio, Houston and Austin to rally support for his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for president. 

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Nearly 600 Asylum Seekers Have Been Sent to Guatemala Under Trump Policy

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr., Texas Public Radio Thomas Cartwright ran along a chain link fence outside the runway at the Brownsville South Padre International Airport. He was trying to catch a glimpse of buses loading migrants onto a plane. Cartwright says … Continue reading

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