The private operator hired by the federal government to run a tent facility housing 2,700 migrant children in El Paso County is considering not renewing its contract with the government unless the Trump administration agrees to change its policy and make it easier to place children with relatives, Representative Beto O’Rourke said Saturday. He was part of a five-member Democratic Congressional delegation that toured the facility in Tornillo that has… Read Story
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Felicia Graham’s new book 'Rollergirls' tells the story of Austin’s thriving flat-track roller derby scene through photos. Read Story
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