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  1. Republican Pete Flores upsets Democrat Pete Gallego in race for Uresti seatRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    State Senate candidate Pete Flores applauds early returns showing him ahead in SD-19 race over Democrat Pete Gallego to replace Sen. Carlos Uresti, on Sept. 18, 2018.

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  2. Faced with a teacher shortage, West Texas school district may be latest to go virtualRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Texas Tribune

    The Ector County school board will consider a proposal Tuesday on whether or not to fund "virtual teachers" in as many as 69 class sections. Faced with a drastic shortage of teachers, one West Texas school district may join a small but growing group of Texas communities settling for hiring some only available via screens.

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  3. ACLU claims ICE still detaining some asylum-seekers for no reason despite court orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 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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  4. Texas has issued A-F grades for its school districts. Here's a look at what stands out.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | Texas Tribune

    Several days after Texas gave school districts their first official grades , school communities are still figuring out how to digest their report cards and interpret the results. Even school superintendents, the biggest critics of the new A-F school ratings, are poring over the data - forced to balance their mistrust of the new system with a responsibility to score high by its metrics.

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  5. Abbott sets runoff to replace state Sen. Carlos Uresti for Sept. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego , a Democrat, and Republican Peter Flores are running for state Senate District 19. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has picked Sept. 18 as the date of the special election runoff to replace convicted former state Sen. Carlos Uresti , D-San Antonio.

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  6. GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state Senate special electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego , a Democrat, and Republican Peter Flores are running for state Senate District 19. The Republican Party of Texas filed a lawsuit Friday aiming to kick Democrat Pete Gallego off the ballot in the special election runoff to replace convicted former state Sen. Carlos Uresti , D-San Antonio. Gallego is heading to a runoff election against Republican Pete Flores.

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  7. Detention center for immigrant children in West Texas will remain open through mid-SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | 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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  8. Republican Pete Flores, Democrat Pete Gallego poised for runoff for Uresti seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallegos , a Democrat, and Republican Peter Flores are running for state Senate District 19. , the November ballot is largely set. Texas hasn't elected a Democrat statewide since 1994.

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  9. West Texas A&M president finds home in Panhandle after controversial pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Walter Wendler was on a mission: visit every high school in the Texas Panhandle. He had recently become president of West Texas A&M University, and he wanted every high school student in the region's 26 counties to know the school was there to serve them.

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  10. On the campaign trail, Democrat running for agriculture commissioner reckons with her pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Wherever she goes, Kim Olson carries with her packets of wildflower seeds advertising her campaign to unseat Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. Olson calls the seed packets her "calling card."

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  11. In special election for Uresti state Senate seat, a bipartisan scramble for a runoff berthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Left to right: Republican Peter Flores and Democrats Pete Gallego and Roland Gutierrez, three of the eight candidates vying for state Senate District 19. SAN ANTONIO - Long before the seat opened up here in Texas Senate District 19, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez was traveling the massive district, making friends as far west as Big Bend National Park's Late Thursday morning, though, Gutierrez found himself much closer to home, knocking on doors in the heart of his House district on San Antonio's southeast side, where he encountered a number of familiar faces. He reminded them he has represented them for 13 years - three as their City Council member, 10 as their state representative.

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

    Jul 2, 2018 | 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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  13. As San Angelo air base prepares to receive immigrant children, residents ask, "How can we help?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | 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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  14. Arming teachers with guns? West Texas A&M arms teachers with computersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | 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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  15. Special election to replace Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti draws 8 candidates, including his brotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | 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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  16. How will the crisis at the Texas border be resolved? In D.C., no one seems to know.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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