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Texas National Guard could get arrest power at the border

An unexpected surge of power at the border is up for consideration. Texas governor Rick Perry wants to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley.

Campaigns test conventional wisdom with summer ads

 

Texas gets high marks for executive order transparency

 

Texas gets high marks for executive order transparency

Texas is among the states that do well at making executive orders accessible to the public, according to a report released Thursday by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for open government.

Texas delays rollout of new teacher evaluations

 

Report: New law led to statewide drop in abortions

The number of abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a report that academic

Report: New law led to statewide drop in abortions

 

Charles Schwab Corporation opens new operations center in El Paso, strengthens presence in Austin

Gov. Rick Perry has announced two Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investments in The Charles Schwab Corporation, which is opening a new operations center in El Paso and strengthening its presence in Austin.

Study: Gay marriage would boost the Texas economy

 

Drinking water systems draw federal concerns

More than 310 public drinking water systems in Texas — nearly 4.5 percent of the state's regulated public water systems — have quality issues that haven’t been adequately addressed, federal officials told the Texas Commiss

Rep. Mary Gonzalez appointed to Interim Committee on Border Wait Times

Speaker Joe Straus has appointed State Representative Mary Gonzalez to the Interim Committee on the wait time issues the border has been having lately.

Temporary closure Cherry Creek and McMillan Campgrounds

The Silver City Ranger District implemented a temporary closure for Cherry Creek and McMillan Campgrounds located off New Mexico State Highway 15 effective immediately.

Drinking water systems draw federal concerns

 

Officers shot in South Texas standoff

A man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers is "presumed dead" in the Rio Grande valley town of La Joya.

Analysis: A border plan — and a political one

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