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Tent City Operator’s Request for Policy Shift Could Reduce the Mass Detention of Migrant Children

Dec 15, 2018 By Robert Moore

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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Community Colleges are a Good Investment for Texas

Dec 10, 2018 By TM Promotions

Higher education is more important than ever for Texas to remain competitive in today’s global economy. Community colleges fill a pivotal role helping ensure Texans have broad access to postsecondary education and that the state has a trained workforce in place to meet the demand. Read Story

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Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide

Jul 20, 2018 By Skip Hollandsworth

Jeff Henry often said that his goal in life was to make customers of his family’s legendary water parks happy—“to put a smile on their faces, to give them a thrill or two.” It was a beautiful vision. Until it went horribly wrong.

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Aug 2, 2016 By Pamela Colloff

At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman began firing his rifle from the top of the University of Texas Tower at anyone and everyone in his sights. At 1:24 p.m., he was gunned down himself. The lives of the people who witnessed the sniper’s spree firsthand would never be the same again.

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The Love Story That Upended the Texas Prison System

By Ethan Watters

In 1967, a 56-year-old lawyer met a young inmate with a brilliant mind and horrifying stories about life inside. Their complicated alliance—and even more complicated romance—would shed light on a nationwide scandal, disrupt a system of abuse and virtual slavery across the state, and change incarceration in Texas forever.  

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Texas’ Best Beach

Nov 26, 2018 By TM Promotions

Escape frigid temperatures and shoveling snow for a tropical destination filled with warmth and leisure on the Texas Gulf Coast, South Padre Island, Texas’ best beach. Read Story