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U.S. Teacher of the Year got 'master class in culture' from refugees

Texan Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher in Amarillo,Texas — which has seen an influx of refugees from countries like Myanmar in recent years. ... Read more»

Perry on Jade Helm: Military is 'quite trustworthy'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday citizens should trust the military amid concerns about a training exercise scheduled to begin this summer in Texas and Arizona that has riled conspiracy theorists.... Read more»

Jade Helm

Texas gov. defends Guard monitoring military exercise

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday defended his decision to have the Texas State Guard monitor a military training exercise that has riled conspiracy theorists, denying he has lent credence to their suspicions. ... Read more»1

Protesters call for end of detention of migrant families

The detention center in Dilley, a South Texas town of about 3,600 people, was built in 2014 to host up to 2,400 undocumented women and children who are seeking asylum. Protesters from all over the country — as far as California and New York — trekked to Dilley on Saturday to call for an end to family detention.... Read more»

Federal appeals court scrutinizes Texas voter ID law

A federal appellate judge on Tuesday questioned why the Texas Legislature had not addressed concerns that its four-year-old voter ID law discriminated against minority voters.... Read more»

After dog shootings, Texas House approves cop canine training

Three years after a police officer shot and killed their 5-year-old border collie, Mark and Cindy Boling watched Friday as the Texas House voted for a police canine training program they have been calling for since the day the dog died.... Read more»

Juárez cartel war drives many across border

Despite improvements in pockets of northern Mexico after years of bloodshed, instability still reigns in areas of Chihuahua state that continues driving people north to seek safe haven. What determines whether a person lives or dies near this part of the Rio Grande could be as simple as geography. ... Read more»

Tx House passes bill that beefs up resources for border prosecutors

The bill would fund the unit through grants from the governor’s office that pay for special prosecutors assigned to handle border-specific crimes— mainly smuggling, violent crimes, money laundering and gang activity associated with cartels. ... Read more»

Judge denies Obama's request to let immigration policy stand

A Texas-based federal judge on Tuesday denied the Obama administration’s request to let a controversial immigration program proceed while the issue plays out in the courts. ... Read more»

Texas GOP takes 1st step to end in-state tuition for undocumented

After a marathon hearing that stretched well into Tuesday morning, a Texas senate subcommittee approved Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal a law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities.... Read more»1

Texas GOP's gun measures could backfire with minorities

Republican lawmakers backing open carry and guns on campus are heading in the wrong direction for many black and Hispanic Texans who would prefer stricter gun laws, polling shows. It's another disconnect with minorities the GOP might regret. ... Read more»

Texas lawmaker questions what border surge is achieving

A border lawmaker on Monday said the Texas Department of Public Safety has failed to provide details to back up claims that the state's multimillion-dollar surge of law enforcement to the border is producing results. ... Read more»

Analysis

Anonymous 3 years ago, Ted Cruz now a presidential candidate

In January 2012, at a sidewalk table in front of a Starbucks on Congress Avenue in Austin — this is a block from the state Capitol, mind you — Ted Cruz was taking a reporter through what sounded like a harebrained campaign for U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Feds ask appeals court to let immigration plan proceed

The Obama administration Thursday asked a federal appeals court to do what a Texas-based judge didn’t: allow a controversial immigration program to move forward while the issue plays out in the courts.... Read more»

Texas: Far-reaching border security bill clears first hurdle

As a Texas House committee endorsed a broad border security bill Wednesday, its members sought to reassure critics who worried the bill would allow for someone to be prosecuted for human smuggling for driving his or her undocumented grandmother home. ... Read more»

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