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1 hr ago | Whittier Daily News

Honduran special forces are struggling to keep children from fleeing to the U.S.

Women and their children walk on the tarmac after being deported from the US at the airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.


Related Topix: Prison, Honduras, World News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

2 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Obama to meet with Central American leaders

President Barack Obama met with Central American leaders on Friday over the surge of migrant youth at the southern border with solutions to the crisis so far proving elusive.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Prison, Texas, Family, Kids

7 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military

11 hrs ago | KWBU-TV Waco

How Much Do Bad Roads Texas Traffic Cost Drivers Every Year?

Believe it or not, the state of Texas needs to spend money every year just to maintain current and ever-growing levels of traffic .


Related Topix: Texas

15 hrs ago | Advocate

Op-ed: With Immigration, Their Fight Is Our Fight

The immigration issue has percolated a long time now. For years, reformers attempted to pass comprehensive legislation in Congress only to get opposition from extreme, xenophobic forces within the Republican Party.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, George Bush, US News, Illegal Immigration, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Opinion

19 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

10 Things to Know for Thursday, July 24

Hamas says the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade must be addressed in tandem with a truce.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Air Accidents, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Why One Of The Most Respected Political Analysts Thinks Hillary Might Not Run

The editor and publisher of an election forecasting newsletter that has been dubbed " the bible of the political community " told Business Insider he's "skeptical" Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016.


Related Topix: Journalism, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Daily Kos

Forced-birthers joyful that only six abortion clinics may remain open in Texas after September 1

Molly Redden at Mother Jones reports that a draconian year-old law enacted specifically to shut down as many Texas abortion clinics as possible is having the desired effect.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

KXAN-TV Austin

A large metal fence marks part of the border between Texas and Mexico.

State health and law enforcement officials are to testify about human trafficking before a panel of state lawmakers in South Texas.


Related Topix: Texas


House Republicans Announce Recommendations to Address Border Crisis

House Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to address the southern border crisis, recommending that the National Guard assist in humanitarian care of the influx of minors entering the country.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Illegal Immigration

Cybercast News Service

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Journal

My Plates secures more than $25 million in specialty plate revenue for Texas

The decision by the State of Texas to team up with License Plates of Texas LLC has paid big dividends.


Related Topix: Texas


US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.


Related Topix: Prison, Air Accidents, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Immigration Crisis At U.S.-Mexico Border Escalates, 1000 National Guard Troops Deployed

The immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border continues. On Tuesday Gov. Rick Perry activated up to 1,000 National Guard troops to aid in border security.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas


Texas Governor, Rick Perry Welcomes Visitors and Texans Alike to the...

Texas Governor, Rick Perry is the latest public figure and celebrity to welcome the Texas International Firearms Festival to Austin, Texas, on November 8-9, 2014.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


Two Texas Police Officers Shot While Serving Warrant

Two police officers were shot Tuesday while trying to serve an arrest warrant in La Joya and the wanted man was barricaded inside a house with the wounded officers early Tuesday evening.


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Farmington Daily Times

Editorial: Perry's grandstanding hurts border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border on an ill-defined mission will waste taxpayer dollars and not address any real problems currently facing the state.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Key questions about Rick Perry's border plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday, July 21, that he will deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, North America, World News, Mexico

General: Guard to take observation role at border

Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said the troops will help deter illicit traffic while U.S. Border Patrol agents deal with a record spike of unaccompanied minors entering the country.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors