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Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted water

Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.

Hidalgo County clinics cut ties with Planned Parenthood

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar names.

HIV-infected teacher accused of sexually assaulting Texas teenager

A 43-year-old Texas music teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy he met online. Authorities stated he possibly transmitted HIV to the boy.

Longhorn fan in hospital after fall at AT&T Stadium

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Analysis: Law, like politics, makes strange bedfellows

Greg Abbott, the state’s attorney general and the Republican Party’s nominee to

In Health Care, Organizers Find Issue to Spur Hispanics

When Armando Rodriguez opened the front door of his home here on the city’s west side, Chris Ornelas of the Texas Organizing Project met him with one question.

Inside Texas Politics: Frontrunners' Strategy

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host Jason Whitely and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy about the campaigns being run by three GOP statewide candidates.

UT system seeks partnerships, space research in mexico

 

Lawmakers Seek to Sit In on Investigation of UT-Austin

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, and state Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, say they intend to attend all interviews conducted during an external investigation of the University of Texas at Austin's admissions process.

Van de Putte Calls For Higher Minimum Wage

During a Spanish-language town hall on Friday, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, advocated for a higher minimum wage in Texas.

Prada Marfa reaches agreement with TxDot, now considered a museum

Texas is backing off its claim that an art installation resembling a luxury Prada store in the middle of the desert is an illegal roadside advertisement.

Police find remains believed to be missing Texas boy

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Senator José Rodríguez welcomes Texas Water Development Board member to the Big Bend region

Senator José Rodríguez will host a public meeting with Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Board Member Kathleen Jackson and agency staff from 10 a.m. to noon next Tuesday (Sept. 16) in Marfa.

TX Department of Public Safety releases border security trends, recent activity

The Texas Legislature has requested that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) provide a publicly releasable summary of border incidents and a data report related to historical trends of crime along the Texas-Mexico border as well as curr

DPS Museum Day offers interactive fun for families

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) invites the public to attend the DPS Museum Day on Sunday, Sept.