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There are no shortages of controversies when it comes to higher education policy in Texas. During the next legislative session, we should expect debate on rising tuition costs and tuition deregulation, Hazlewood Act benefits and performance-based funding for universities. One …

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AUSTIN — The El Paso Water Utility got a boost this week in a partnership meant to make the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant more productive. The Governor’s Texas Military Preparedness Commission on Thursday awarded a $2 million grant for …

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President Obama didn’t mince words when calling out Texas leaders’ abysmal record for supporting Texans’ right to vote. “The folks who are governing the good state of Texas aren’t interested in having more people participate,” Obama said March 11 during …

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For the first time, the Public Utility Commission of Texas will decide if electric companies can systematically overcharge homeowners who chose to install solar panels. A rate case from El Paso follows similar proposals in other states, and will have …

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With the most annual direct sunlight in the state, Far West Texas and El Paso should be leading efforts to promote solar energy. However, El Paso Electric’s proposal will stifle rooftop solar, crippling small businesses and eliminating consumer choice. This …

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In addition to the nearly 150,000 active duty service members based at our state’s 15 military installations, Texas is home to more than 1.7 million veterans. In our region, El Paso is home to about 50,000 veterans as well as …

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