Trump Administration To Open Temporary Tent Shelter In Texas For Migrant Children

As the number of migrant children detained by the U.S. government grows to almost 2,000 minors, Trump administration officials defended the policy of separating children from their parents and authorities announced plans to house several hundred juveniles in a temporary tent shelter near El Paso, Texas. The Department of Health and Human Services has selected Tornillo Land Port of Entry as a temporary shelter location for unaccompanied minors cared for by the department's Administration for...

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Shortage Of Rural Veterinarians Puts Farmers, Food Supply At Risk

Thirty-eight calves, between two and four months old, moo and kick at the dirt floor in a steel barn in Brush, Colo. One by one, a handler leads them from the pen to a narrow chute, where their legs are restrained and they're lifted onto a hydraulic table. A team waits, ready to give each animal its first checkup as quickly as possible, because the longer a calf is away from its mother, the more stressed it becomes. A veterinary technician fills syringes with vaccinations against a host of...

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Ryan Poppe

It’s day one of the state Republican Party convention in San Antonio, and what do GOP delegates do on day one? They choose a state party chairman.


Updated June 15 at 12:50 p.m. ET

This is the largest government-contracted migrant youth shelter in the country: Casa Padre, a former Walmart supercenter converted into living, recreational and dining quarters for nearly 1,500 immigrant boys.

Shelter managers took reporters on a tour of the facility in Brownsville, Texas, on Wednesday, amid criticism over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has led to separating migrant families who crossed the border illegally.

From Texas Standard.

One of the burdens of a serious health condition, like cancer or a chronic immune disease, is the heavy medication necessary for treatment. The cost of one day’s medicine can be surprisingly expensive, and that doesn’t take into account the physical toll and side effects that the drugs can have on one’s body.

From Texas Standard.

South Texas is ground zero for a fight to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Trump administration has tried to end it, but twice, courts have ruled that the administration can’t do that. Now DACA opponents are trying a different legal maneuver – Texas and six other states have sued the federal government. The Trump Justice Department’s not putting up a fight, which could mean the end of DACA.

From Texas Standard.

For the next month, the eyes of the soccer world will be on Russia, the site of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The 32-team tournament, which does not include the United States, will decide which country will reign over the world’s game for the next four years. Every soccer fan has their prediction of who will win the cup, but nobody could tell you for sure, right?

Texas Education Board Approves 'Ethnic Studies: Mexican-American Studies'

Jun 13, 2018
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"Texas education board votes to call long-sought Texas course "Ethnic Studies: Mexican-American Studies"" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

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What does it mean to be a dad in 2018? Modern economic and social trends have lessened the importance of gender in parenting, rewriting roles and responsibilities for caregivers. 


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated 6:35 p.m.

A 36-year-old Laredo man has been charged with human smuggling after 54 immigrants were found Tuesday night in a refrigerated trailer on the northeast side of San Antonio, near Broadway and Loop 410. It’s the third time a trailer carrying migrants in the country illegally was found in the Alamo City since last July.


Ryan Poppe

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff is asking members of the Bexar County delegation at the state Capitol to consider legislation during the 2019 session that would limit outside campaign contributions.

 


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It’s being called the most popular state political convention in the U.S. Republican delegates from all over Texas will gather in San Antonio on Thursday for the state's Republican Party convention.


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“A trio can be a chamber ensemble, but it can also be a big band,” muses pianist Tamir Hendelman between tunes at Jazz, TX. “You have rhythm, you have harmony, you have melody.”

What else could you need?

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Some plane rides seem like they will never end. Especially if the plane ride simultaneously marks the end of one life chapter and the uncertain start of another. On his long plane ride from Las Vegas back to Texas in 2014, Logan Woodyard spent the entirety of his flight trying to figure out what he was going to do, musically, for the next year of his life. Armed with a vague idea of what he wanted, the first thing Logan did ­­once his plane landed was find Stephanie Cardona – his decision seemed like something the male lead of a romantic comedy would do.

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A band from San Antonio is having international success. At the core of the group is a pair of brothers, carrying on the family business: Diego and Emilio Navaira.

 


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Since when did rock 'n' roll become "white"? 

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