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Texas Democrat Wendy Davis Is Officially Running For Congress
The former state representative famously filibustered for 11 hours straight in an attempt to block an anti-abortion bill.
Democrats’ Path To National Power In The 2020s Runs Through Small Races In Texas
Last year, Sharon Hirsch lost her race for the Texas House by fewer than 400 votes. Now, she's ready for another fight in 2020.
New Migrant Child Detention Center Opens In Texas
By Nomaan Merchant, AP
The Health and Human Services Department said hundreds of children are at the Carrizo Springs site after leaving the criticized Border Patrol stations.
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Hikers Call Cops After Mistaking Traffic Sounds For Wild Pig Chasing Them
What one woman described as a growling pig turned out to just be cars driving over a rumble strip on a nearby road.
Walmart Shopper Who Put Licked Ice Cream Back On Shelf Could Face Felony Charges
The woman went viral online for opening the half-gallon container, licking its contents, then tossing it back into a store freezer.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Migrant Women Told To Drink Out Of Toilets At CBP Facility
Democratic lawmakers described "appalling" conditions at a migrant detention center they visited in Texas at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Inside The Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths And Post Sexist Memes
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The three-year-old group shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”
Over 100 Migrant Kids Moved Back To Border Facility Where Mistreatment Reported
An official, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity, wouldn't say exactly how many children are currently detained there.
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Woman, 3 Children Died Of Heat Exposure After Crossing Rio Grande: Officials
Their bodies were reportedly found in or near Anzalduas Park in Texas.
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Kid Thanks Texas Lesbian Couple For Displaying Rainbow Flag In Powerful Note
Curtis M. Wong
Sal Stow and Meghan Stabler said they felt "humbled" they'd had such a major impact on a young LGBTQ person they'd never met.
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For Juneteenth, These Chefs Honor Family, Freedom And Texas Traditions
Erin E. Evans
June 19 marks the official end of chattel slavery in the United States — and to celebrate the holiday means to pay homage to black food history.
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Texas Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Help Sex Trafficking Victims Get Out Of Prison
Incarcerated survivors who saw this bill as their only lifeline are heartbroken, according to criminal justice advocates.
Ex-Pastor Who Supported Texas Anti-Abortion Bill Accused Of Child Sex Abuse
A Houston-area Southern Baptist church said it has excommunicated Stephen Bratton, who is accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative.
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Alligator In Texas Lake Has Knife Mysteriously Stuck In Head
Experts say alligators have tough skin and thick bones that can allow them to survive what looks like a very painful situation.
Progressive Church To Run Drag Queen Story Time After City Officials Try To Stop Event
Open Cathedral, an LGBTQ-affirming church in Texas, has rented out a room at the Leander Public Library to make sure the show goes on.
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Progressive Group Recruits 2020 Primary Challenger To Conservative Texas Democrat
Jessica Cisneros, a human rights attorney, hopes to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar.
Dallas Man Charged With Killing Transgender Woman Muhlaysia Booker
Kendrell Lavar Lyles has also been charged with killing two unnamed victims and is a "person of interest" in the murder of another transgender woman, police said.
All-Male City Council In Texas Town Votes To Ban Abortions
The council declared Waskom a "sanctuary city for the unborn." It's reportedly the first Texas city to pass such an ordinance.
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Texas Governor Signs 'Save Chick-fil-A' Religious Freedom Law
The legislation protecting businesses that donate to anti-LGBTQ groups takes effect on Sept. 1.
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Border Patrol Agent Rescues Migrant Mother And Young Son From Swarm Of Bees
The agent saw thousands of bees covering what he thought was a bundle of clothes. But it was a Guatemalan mother curled over her child.
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Woman Says Catholic Priest Seduced Her During Counseling And Church Failed To Act
By Nicole Winfield, AP
Laura Pontikes says she feels betrayed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo after coming forward with claims that a Catholic priest manipulated her into a sexual relationship during a vulnerable point in her life.
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Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies Days After Release From ICE Custody
Johana Medina Leon spent six weeks in ICE custody and died within days of testing positive for HIV.
Walmart Sells Graduation Cake To Mom Without Telling Her It's Styrofoam
The big box retailer blamed the unappetizing incident on a "misunderstanding."
She Nearly Unseated A Texas GOP Congressman. She's Trying Again.
"Just seeing how Will Hurd continues to vote against this district, I felt called to serve again," says Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones.
Florida Investigates Group That Raised $23 Million For Trump's Border Wall
The group, We Build the Wall, announced this week that it was erecting a one-mile stretch of wall in Texas and New Mexico.
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Steve Bannon-Led Group Erects Border Wall Using Crowdfunded Donations
The near one-mile wall was propped up over the weekend on private land between Texas and New Mexico.
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