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Energy CEO Calls Out Lack of Urgency From Texas Officials Ahead of Winter Storm

Energy executives were among those questioned by Texas lawmakers on Thursday as officials try to sort out why so many people were left in the dark for days amid freezing temperatures.

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2020 Election Results in West Texas

By Public Radio Staff In addition to the presidential election, West Texans will vote for a U.S. Senator and weigh in on a number of state and local races. Reporters at Marfa Public Radio are tracking some of the most … Continue reading

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Will Texas Democrats Flip The State House? We’re Following The Key Races

By Paul DeBenedetto, Houston Public Media Democrats think they have a shot at flipping the Texas House of Representatives for the first time since 2002 — and if they do, there’s a lot that can change come 2021.

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Arrest Warrant Issued For State Rep. Poncho Nevárez After He Was Caught On Tape Dropping Envelope With Cocaine

By Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Authorities issued a warrant Thursday for the arrest of state Rep. Poncho Nevárez, an Eagle Pass Democrat, on felony drug possession charges. A state special investigator claims in the warrant, which was obtained … Continue reading

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State Rep. Poncho Nevárez Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, is not running for reelection, he announced Friday. “I will not stand for reelection for a fifth … term in the Texas House of Representatives,” Nevárez said in a … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Visit El Paso In Effort To Prevent Future Mass Shootings

By Mallory Falk, KERA Texas has seen four major mass shootings in the last two years. Despite conversations in communities and at the statehouse, little has changed in the state. But after gunmen killed 29 people in two West Texas … Continue reading

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Top Texas House Republicans Say They Can No Longer Support Speaker Dennis Bonnen

By Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Some of the most powerful Texas House Republicans said Monday they no longer support GOP Speaker Dennis Bonnen, marking the biggest blow yet to his political future amid the fallout from a secret recording released … Continue reading

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After Two Texas Mass Shootings, Greg Abbott Wants To Strengthen A Vague Network Officials won’t Discuss

By Carrington Tatum, Texas Tribune Texas Department of Public Safety officials overseeing a program Gov. Greg Abbott tapped to help halt potential mass shootings say staffing shortages and privacy concerns stand in the way of taking more preventive action against such … 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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