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AP Photo/David J. Phillip
June 25, 2018 - 8:23 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe.
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David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP
June 19, 2018 - 3:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
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Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune
June 18, 2018 - 4:12 pm
by EMMA PLATOFF, The Texas Tribune Finally heeding calls from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, state Sen. Carlos Uresti announced his resignation Monday, four months after he was found guilty of 11 felonies. The news comes just over a week before the San Antonio Democrat is set to be...
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AP Photo/Eric Gay
June 17, 2018 - 5:29 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are in San Antonio to celebrate the city's tricentennial and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. The royal couple attended a welcoming ceremony Sunday hosted by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other city officials at the Spanish Governor's...
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David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP
June 17, 2018 - 4:38 pm
BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control...
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Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP
June 17, 2018 - 4:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to...
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Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times via USA TODAY NETWORK
June 17, 2018 - 3:39 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
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AP Photo/Eric Gay
June 15, 2018 - 4:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people.
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Rachel Zein for The Texas Tribune
June 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Wylie Independent School District prepares for armed intruders in a variety of ways, from active shooter drills to safety-themed coloring books. Some school staff are trained to be armed marshals and are ready to shoot if there's a threat.
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June 11, 2018 - 8:12 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Nearly three weeks after a shooter killed 10 people at a high school southeast of Houston, lawmakers gathered at the Texas Capitol on Monday to discuss new school safety measures that might prevent another tragedy — and stopped short of rallying behind ideas like adding...
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