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Proposed plans to develop a nuclear waste disposal site in Andrews County along the Texas-New Mexico border has gotten the attention of Bexar County.

There are concerns that some high-level radioactive waste would be transported through this area on trains.  Not only can accidents happen, but there’s also the threat of terrorist attacks.

Tom ‘Smitty’ Smith, the former director of Public Citizen Texas, addressed Bexar County Commissioners Court on Tuesday.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

As people pick-up the pieces of their homes following Sunday’s tornadoes, City officials are assessing the damage across San Antonio as a fifth tornado is confirmed to have touched down in the area. Three touched down inside Bexar County. A fourth in Comal County near Garden Ridge, and fifth in Guadalupe County south of Seguin.  Hundreds still remain without power.  

The City of San Antonio has created several avenues to help resident’s recover from the destruction.

Trump Administration Directs Border Patrol, ICE To Expand Deportations

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Allison V. Smith / For The Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated with a statement from U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved one step closer to implementing the president’s plans to aggressively rid the country of undocumented immigrants and expand local police-based enforcement of border security operations.

Judge: Texas Can't Kick Planned Parenthood Out Of Medicaid

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John Jordan

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled Tuesday afternoon that Texas clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood can continue to care for patients under the state’s Medicaid program, a phew-worthy victory for reproductive rights advocates and a loss for the state's GOP leaders.

Southwest Research Institute

Finding new drug treatments is a time-consuming, costly process. Researchers in San Antonio have developed new software to make the process faster and cheaper.

Sifting through chemical compounds to find out what might work as a new drug treatment is a huge challenge. That’s why it takes, on average, 15 years and billions of dollars to get a new treatment on the market.

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