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CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola case in Dallas

The CDC has confirmed that a patient in a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus — the first case reported in the nation. the patient entered the U.S. on Sept. 20 with no symptoms after traveling to the West African nation of Liberia. The patient developed symptoms on Sept. 24 and sought care two days later.... Read more»

Immigrant sanctuary movement may move to Texas

Patterned after a movement in the 1980s, a multistate effort urging churches and other places of worship to provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants began this month. The effort could come to Texas, where some leaders say such shelter is already being provided.... Read more»

Texas politician tells D.C. crowd prayer rugs found on border

In a speech in Washington, D.C., on Friday, outgoing Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst doubled down on claims that Muslim prayer rugs had been found on the Texas-Mexico border. His comments follow a panel discussion on border security last week where he suggested Islamic extremists might be coming into the U.S. from Mexico.... Read more»1

On the border, military gear inspires mixed reactions

A federal program that transfers surplus military equipment to local communities is drawing a mix of responses from border officials whose regions have benefited from the initiative.... Read more»

Against the odds, Africans taking refuge in El Paso

Four years after fleeing Somalia, Dekha Hassan-Mohamed is living in El Paso after winning an asylum claim and bucking a national trend. Her lawyer is seeking the same protection for another client who fled Nigeria. Both women are grateful for the new chapters of their lives in El Paso.
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Texas rep: Debate on immigration surge set to re-emerge

The congressional debate about how to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing illegally into Texas is likely to re-emerge later this year when lawmakers debate an omnibus budget bill, according to a Texas lawmaker.... Read more»

Texas lt. gov criticizes Mexico's response to Guard deployment

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Texas charities struggle to send aid across border

In McAllen,Texas, the parish at Sacred Heart Church has acted as a shelter for thousands of Central Americans crossing the border illegally. An effort to send some of its surplus donations into Mexico is facing hurdles.... Read more»

Texas border: Nat'l Guard troops struggling financially

Democrats say media reports that some National Guard troops on the border haven’t been paid and can’t afford basic necessities are infuriating. Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s office says the National Guard is fully equipped to help them.... Read more»1

Texas border: Guard's arrival brings reassurance, concerns

The arrival of the Texas National Guard at the border has been met with praise by some who say the state is taking the lead in securing the border while the federal government falls flat in its mission. But others say the deployment is overkill that only serves to hamper the local economy.... Read more»

The bullet train that could change everything

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.... Read more»

Analysis

Rick Perry indicted: It's not the crime, it's the politics

Analysis: This indictment could be to Rick Perry’s presidential campaign what a sewer leak is to the opening of a new restaurant: The food might not be the diners’ strongest memory of the meal.... Read more»

Perry fires back, calls indictment a political ploy

A steamed Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday decried a Travis County grand jury’s indictment of him on two felony counts, saying allegations that he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state’s anti-corruption unit were politically motivated. (with video)... Read more»1

Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit. The indictment could throw a major wrench in Perry’s possible presidential ambitions.... Read more»1

Texas gov visits Nat'l Guard troops training for the border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical security measure, saying troops “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”... Read more»1

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