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State Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, has proposed legislation to reform the use of solitary confinement as employed in Texas state prisons. As religious leaders, we urge the Texas Legislature to pass this legislation, which would exclude people with serious …

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The drought is ongoing, lakes and aquifers are emptying, yet people keep moving to Texas. State lawmakers on Monday discussed looking to the Gulf of Mexico as a new source of water that, though expensive, might help slake the state’s growing thirst. …

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AUSTIN – In their push to make open carry the law of the Lone Star land, legislators also may be extending the right to Texans who have lost their gun licenses, as well as out-of-staters who never would be eligible …

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AUSTIN >> Some Texas lawmakers are questioning the accuracy of some answers given last month by the state’s top law enforcement officer when he testified before the House General Investigating and Ethics Committee about a no-bid, border-security contract he had …

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Hector Galan has been tearing down fences, telling the stories that other documentary filmmakers hardly ever touch. “When I do documentaries, I don’t just want to preach to the choir,” the Austin-based filmmaker said in a recent phone interview from …

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Public policy is about setting informed priorities when it comes to using available resources. But when politics trumps policy, decisions often are made without fully understanding the consequences. Such is the case with the state of Texas’ much-touted “border surge.” …

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