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  1. Judge rules Trump administration can't arbitrarily detain asylum seekersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 2 | Texas Tribune

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage.

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  2. As San Angelo air base prepares to receive immigrant children, residents ask, "How can we help?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | Texas Tribune

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage.

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  3. Arming teachers with guns? West Texas A&M arms teachers with computersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 27 | Texas Tribune

    Harry Hueston, professor of Criminal Justice at West Texas A&M University, demonstrates the Virtual Emergency Operations Center Internet program , inside a classroom on campus in Canyon on June 15 CANYON - In a college classroom in the Texas Panhandle this fall, student teachers will study more than how to plan lessons or manage a classroom. They'll learn what to do when a gunman attacks their school.

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  4. Special election to replace Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti draws 8 candidates, including his brotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 25 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, and his wife Lleana leave the federal courthouse in San Antonio after being convicted on 11 charges on Thursday morning, Feb 22, 2018. Eight candidates have filed for the July 31 special election to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti , D-San Antonio, - including his brother, outgoing state Rep. Tomas Uresti , according to the secretary of state's office.

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  5. How will the crisis at the Texas border be resolved? In D.C., no one seems to know.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | Texas Tribune

    Democrats are furious, Republicans are nervous and nobody at the U.S. Capitol seems to have any idea how - or if - the federal government will resolve a humanitarian and public relations crisis on the Texas-Mexico border. For days, photos of detained immigrant children have streamed out of South and West Texas, upending the workflow in Washington in a way not seen since the travel ban early in the Trump administration.

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  6. Trump administration opens tent city near El Paso to house separated immigrant childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    A federal detention center for unaccompanied immigrant minors is up and running in West Texas, just one day after federal officials announced the location. The office of state Rep. Csar Blanco , D-El Paso, confirmed the opening of the facility at the federal port of entry at Tornillo, about 20 miles east of the El Paso city limits.

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  7. Texas immigration case could play large role in family separationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The Catholic Charities shelter at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen has provided assistance to hundreds of displaced immigrants who have crossed the Texas-Mexico border. EL PASO - As the White House's policy to separate immigrant parents from their children at the border continues to fan the flames of the national immigration debate, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that the case of a woman detained in El Paso could be the catalyst for change.

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  8. After Santa Fe shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott sees a West Texas mental...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    A Lubbock-based program seeing success helping prevent at-risk students from committing violent acts is getting more attention after Gov. Greg Abbott touted it as a potential statewide model to reduce school shootings the day after a student allegedly shot 10 people to death at his a southeast Texas high school. to identify junior high and high school students most at risk for committing violence in schools and intervene before it happens.

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  9. Here's how much Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke have raised in their midterm Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The matchup between Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is emerging as one of the top U.S. Senate races nationally this year. A big reason for that is how closely matched the two men have been so far in fundraising.

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  10. Environmental groups ask feds to protect threatened West Texas lizardRead the original story

    May 8, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Over the objections of the oil and gas industry, two environmental groups are asking the federal government to protect a tiny West Texas reptile amid the failure of a state-crafted plan to conserve it. The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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  11. Top Homeland Security officials urge criminal prosecution of parents crossing border with childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The nation's top immigration and border officials are urging Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to detain and prosecute all parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally with their children, a stark change in policy that would result in the separation of families that until now have mostly been kept together. If approved, the zero-tolerance measure could split up thousands of families, although officials say they would not prosecute those who turn themselves in at legal ports of entry and claim asylum.

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  12. Texas regulator says "misunderstanding" is making millennials shun oilfield jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    If you ask Wayne Christian , the biggest threat to the oil and gas industry in Texas is millennials - and a general public that's been brainwashed into thinking that fossil fuels are bad for the environment. That's what the former Republican state representative - who now regulates the state's oil and gas industry as one of three elected members of the Texas Railroad Commission - told his former colleagues during a legislative hearing on Wednesday where state, local and industry officials detailed the many challenges of the latest oil and gas boom in West Texas.

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  13. Abilene Christian University bans same-sex relationships for some student employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    When Ryan Clements, a 25-year-old alumnus of Abilene Christian University, found out his alma mater was planning to ban some students' same-sex dating relationships, he said it "hit home in a big way." Clements, an openly gay Christian, said he felt pained "that a school that I loved and that gave me so much and that I tried to pour myself into when I was there would take this kind of action against students like me."

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  14. Large portions of West Texas sinking at alarming rate, new report findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Two-and-a-half years after a pair of giant West Texas sinkholes gained national attention, new research in the area shows they likely won't be the last in the region. A report released Thursday by geophysicists at Southern Methodist University says a 4,000-square-mile area near the "Wink Sinks" is showing signs of alarming instability.

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  15. ACLU lawsuit alleges ICE field office in El Paso among those holding asylum seekers without causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the El Paso field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with four other ICE field offices, for allegedly holding asylum seekers in detention without cause. The ACLU stated in the suit that all of the plaintiffs passed their initial "credible fear" exams the first step in the asylum process to determine if an applicant has a legitimate case.

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  16. At Houston energy conference, Texas is the focus of American oil optimism as the last bust fadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Coming off the worst bust in decades, oil industry executives - particularly those doing business in Texas - are resoundingly upbeat about the business thanks to higher prices, new cost-saving technologies and projections of growing global demand. That's been the overwhelming sentiment at CERAWeek, the famed annual energy conference put on by IHS Markit where Saudis, shale cowboys and everyone in between descend on Houston to talk themselves up, feel each other out, and - at least lately - console each other in a time of great uncertainty for the industry amid the rise of renewables and a worldwide push to slash planet-warming carbon emissions.

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  17. Audit: Company behind Texas "clean coal" project used federal funds for liquor, limousines and lobbyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry joins the Petra Nova carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery system partners - NRG Energy, JX Nippon Oil and Gas and Hilcorp Energy - for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the NRG/Petra Nova Power Plant in A now-bankrupt company that received a major federal stimulus grant to build a "clean coal" power plant in West Texas spent millions of taxpayer dollars That's according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General, which found that under the Obama administration the department's Office of Fossil Energy demonstrated blatantly lax oversight of a $450 million grant awarded in 2010 to Seattle-based Summit Power Group for the "Texas Clean Energy Project."

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  18. After FBI report on agent's death, Cornyn warns against jumping to conclusionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn , R-Texas, said Thursday that the results of an FBI investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent who died late last year should serve as a cautionary tale against jumping to conclusions. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died in November after sustaining severe head and body trauma while on patrol in the West Texas town of Van Horn.

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  19. FBI: No evidence of homicide in border agent's death cited by TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Customs and Border Patrol agents constantly patrol wide gravel roads along the border fence. The traffic - which has increased as border enforcement budgets have soared - is another threat to border wildlife, according to scientists and conservationists.

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  20. Why are Texas' smaller utilities not cleaning up drinking water?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Several recent national studies have found dozens of public utilities in Texas that supply tens of thousands of people with drinking water that contains illegal levels of radiation, lead and arsenic. So how concerned should Texans be when they turn on the tap? For those who live in urban areas, not very.

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