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Last night, a gunman identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on on outdoor concert on the Last Vegas Strip from a 32nd floor room in a nearby resort hotel. Fifty-eight people are reported dead, and more than 500 injured. This post online is being updated with the latest information.

It’s been just over a month since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas gulf coast. In the storm’s wake, residents of Port Aransas were down but not defeated. People in the small island city banded together to patch up buildings and remove literal tons of debris. And, to feed each other.  Today, as we continue our Rebuilding After Harvey series, we visited with some of the few places providing free hot meals to residents and relief volunteers.

It’s lunchtime and a line fifty people deep stretches down the sidewalk in a baseball field near the center of Port Aransas.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

In Port Aransas, schools are out, but not for summer. Port Aransas ISD’s three schools are still closed due to damage from hurricane Harvey. That leaves students to attend classes elsewhere.  In the third part of our Rebuilding After Harvey series, we take a brief look at the Port Aransas Schools system and what administrators are doing to reopen.

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Following a court order from the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he will begin receiving complaints and begin the process of prosecuting local law enforcement officials who violate the State’s sanctuary cities ban.  But how this will affect immigration detainer policies at the Bexar County jail.

SB4 also known as the sanctuary cities law authorizes the Attorney General to pursue civil penalties against, or remove from office, local officials who do not enforce federal immigration laws and detainers.

Ryan E. Poppe

A state district judge sides with Texas wildlife officials in their efforts to limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease within the State’s deer population.  

In 2015, Deer breeders Ken Bailey and Brad Peterson sued the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, seeking to change a century old statute in the state’s constitution that says all deer in Texas are considered public property.

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