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  1. Texas High Court Carves "Monstrous Loophole" for Government SecretsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | Texas Tribune

    Thanks to the Texas Supreme Court, McAllen taxpayers cannot find out how much their city paid Enrique Iglesias to belt out his Latin pop lyrics at a holiday parade. A Kaufman County school district's food service deal? Much of that is now secret , as are details of a Texas Department of Insurance contract for interpretation services .

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  2. Life on the Border: Rhetoric or Reality?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | Texas Tribune

    The Texas Tribune is in the midst of a yearlong project - Bordering on Insecurity - that looks at the reality behind the heated rhetoric around immigration and border security. Recently returned from southern Mexico and El Salvador, The Texas Tribune's Jay Root will host an evening conversation in McAllen to talk about the project's findings.

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  3. The Brief: A Consensus on School Finance, Blow it UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | Texas Tribune

    Dr. Ray Freeman, Deputy Executive Director of Equity Center gives testimony during an Aug 3, 2016 Senate Education Committee hearing Members of the Senate Education Committee and a room full of interest groups agreed at a panel meeting Wednesday that Texas should drastically change how it allocates more than $40 billion to the state As the Tribune's Kiah Collier writes , "the fault lines that will define efforts to improve the state's system of funding education came into sharp focus" at the meeting.

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  4. Border Patrol Agent Indicted in Sweeping Drug ProbeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    After chasing away the smugglers using rafts to bring drugs across the river, Border Patrol and Texas DPS agents inspect several large packages of marijuana abandoned near the Rio Grande shoreline near Roma, Texas, on March 8, 2016. The packages were later found to weigh 313 pounds, making them worth an estimated $240,000.

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  5. Ruben Hinojosa Wants Ruben Hinojosa's House SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Here's a primary ballot quirk that could leave some Texas voters scratching their heads: One Democratic candidate to replace retiring U.S. Ruben Hinojosa in Congressional District 15 is Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa, a 33-year-old University of Houston law student and U.S. Army combat veteran from McAllen. Democrats say the coincidence could confuse voters, leading some to vote for the relative youngster - who unsuccessfully ran under a different name for Hinojosa's seat in 2012 - thinking they're casting a ballot for the man who represented their South Texas district for two decades.

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  6. U.S. Plans Raids to Deport Families who Surged Across BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    In 2014, a Catholic Charities shelter at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen helped hundreds of displaced immigrants who had crossed the Texas-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who have flocked to the United States since the start of last year, according to people familiar with the operation.

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  7. Ruben Hinojosa Wants Ruben Hinojosa's House SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Here's a primary ballot quirk that could leave some Texas voters scratching their heads: One Democratic candidate to replace retiring U.S. Ruben Hinojosa in Congressional District 15 is Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa, a 33-year-old University of Houston law student and U.S. Army combat veteran from McAllen. Democrats say the coincidence could confuse voters, leading some to vote for the relative youngster - who unsuccessfully ran under a different name for Hinojosa's seat in 2012 - thinking they're casting a ballot for the man who represented their South Texas district for two decades.

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  8. Hinojosa Announces Retirement From CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Saying he was most proud of his work in making college affordable for a diverse group of students, U.S. Rep. Rubn Hinojosa announced Friday that he would not seek another term in Congress. "For the last 20 years, it has been my privilege to represent the voters of the 15th District," Hinojosa said during a speech in McAllen The comments were released by his office.

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  9. 2015 Tribune Festival: Audio From the Energy TrackRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    The Energy track at The 2015 Texas Tribune Festival featured panel discussions on the state's drilling industry, hydraulic fracturing, energy and the Legislature, and the state of the electric grid. We also featured a one-on-one interview with Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick .

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