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A bill signed into law this week requires all police agencies operating in Texas to submit an account with the state attorney general of any police shooting.  

The bill’s author, Dallas Democratic Rep. Eric Johnson says he got the idea following the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri as well as others happening around that time.

Cut “It made me look into the issue more from a policy standpoint wondering what we can do as policymakers to make sure we don’t have incidents like that in Texas, and I realized there’s no data,” Johnson said.

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The 2015 Texas Public Radio Salute to Supporters took place on Thursday, June 4th, at the Southwest School of Art. Representatives from nearly 60 of TPR's business supporters and non-profit community partners joined us for an evening reception featuring food by Mike Bomberg's Spice of Life catering.

TPR would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the  businesses, professionals and community partners who help us bring public radio to San Antonio, the Hill Country and the surrounding areas.

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SAN ANTONIO — Several members of Congress will visit two South Texas detention facilities that house immigrant mothers and children mostly from Central America.

Eight House Democrats next week will tour the two facilities in Karnes City and Dilley, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened after tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families crossed the Texas-Mexico border last summer.

The eight are among 136 House Democrats asking the government to stop holding immigrant women and children in detention.

ICE, however, says the facilities are an effective and humane way to keep families together until they appear before immigration judges seeking asylum.

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A family has been reunited with their cat Moosie after the 2-year-old gray tabby survived a two-month journey trapped inside a mattress when its owners moved to their new home in Alaska.

Kymberly and Jesse Chelf thought they lost Moosie when they left El Paso, Texas, in April, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

Jesse Chelf, who is in the Army, was assigned to Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.

“We just assumed he had run away, which was very unlike Moosie,” Kymberly Chelf said. "He's just a very loyal, loving cat."

A moving company left with their belongings, but the Chelfs spent three more days in Texas searching for their feline friend.

Turns out, Moosie was already en route to Alaska some 3,700 road miles away — inside a futon mattress in the moving truck.

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  The elections are over and the San Antonio City Council has the same council members and mayor it had before voters went to the polls.  The big question ahead of everyone now though, is whether council members that supported candidates that lost could still work together. 

During the elections, some council members openly supported Ivy Taylor. Others backed Leticia Van De Putte.  On Saturday, at her victory party, mayor-elect Taylor said the division was water under the bridge.

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