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  1. Immigrant family detention centers face uncertain futureRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 7 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    After tens of thousands of migrant families, most from Central America, crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last summer, the government poured millions of dollars into two large detention centers meant to hold women and children - and keep more from coming. But as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement expands the centers to make space for the next wave of arrivals, the agency faces legal and political challenges that could shut them down. 1 comment

  2. Texas unemployment rate declines for 6th straight monthRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The February statewide jobless rate compares to 4.4 percent unemployment in January, according to the commission.


  3. Patrick, Hancock propose spending cap changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces the filing of Senate Bill 1 with a series of property and business tax cuts for Texans on Feb. 24. Texas Senate leaders Tuesday announced another round of efforts to change the way the state determines its two-year spending limit, and keep tax cuts from counting towards the constitutional cap on spending. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined state Sen. Kelly Hancock , R-North Richland Hills, at a Capitol press conference to announce legislation that would not allow the state's budget to grow faster than population growth plus the rate of inflation.


  4. After 24 years, Van de Putte bids farewell to Texas SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Minutes before the Senate gaveled in on Tuesday, Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte stepped onto the floor and began making the rounds. This time, she wasn't counting votes or asking for support for a bill.


  5. Comments: 2Read the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    In the 2013 session the Texas Legislature restored $3.9 billion of the $5.4 billion the lawmakers cut to public education funding in the previous session when they tackled a $27 billion shortfall. The restored money, roughly three fourths of the reduction the lawmakers made two years earlier, prompted the state district judge presiding over the ongoing school finance lawsuit against the state to call for a new trial last year - though the second ruling was the same as the first: the Legislature is not adequately funding public education.


  6. Sen. Perry joins bi-partisan effort on synthetic drug labelingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Lubbock's state senator has joined in a bi-partisan effort to enchance the state's laws on synthetic drugs. State Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, filed SB 461 this week to give law enforcement the ability to tackle the issue of synthetic drugs from the angle of mislabeling, according to a statement from his office.


  7. Comments: 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry acknowledges applause next to his wife, Anita, before giving a farewell speech to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Thursday in Austin. Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a farewell speech to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Thursday in Austin.


  8. Man fleeing from police after stop killed in wreck, passenger injuredRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2014 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    A Rio Grande Valley man fleeing from police who had pulled him over for a traffic stop has been killed when his SUV wrecked. Authorities say 21-year-old Aaron Prado, of Donna, sped off after he was stopped by officers early Saturday in Pharr.


  9. Task force led by FBI, Texas Rangers to combat South Texas public corruptionRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The FBI and Texas Rangers are leading a new task force created in the wake of public corruption cases in South Texas that brought down a sheriff, a judge, a district attorney and other elected officials. The unit was formed earlier this month to specifically combat public corruption in the Rio Grande Valley and serve as a long-term tool to restore the public's trust, said Rock Stone, an FBI supervisory special agent.


  10. Texas' November jobless rate falls to 4.9 percentRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Texas unemployment rate has declined for the third month in a row to 4.9 percent in November as the state continues to add jobs. The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday that Texas added 34,800 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in November for a total of 441,200 jobs added since last year.


  11. October jobless rate in Texas slips to 5.1 percentRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported the latest jobless figure compares to statewide unemployment of 5.2 percent in September. TWC reports Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs last month.


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