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The pantheon of heroes of Texas independence from Mexico includes names many know: Davy Crocket, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Jim Bowie and Juan Seguin.

But of these Texan heroes, Seguin’s story may be one of the most interesting, conflicted and inspiring.

On this episode of "Texas Matters," we talk to author Bill Neeley about his book, "A Tejano Knight, The Quest of Don Juan Seguin."


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On this episode of "Texas Matters," Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides talks to Jorge Ramos, the lead news anchor for the Spanish-language network Univision.

Ramos has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including a Cabot Prize and has been named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. 


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to start cutting checks for victims of Hurricane Harvey starting now.

At a meeting with business leaders in Rockport, Texas, Tuesday — one of the areas slammed hardest by the storm — the governor announced the state expects to receive more than $1 billion in hazard-mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency by next summer. Five hundred million of that is available immediately.

From Texas Standard:

Following the execution of a Dallas man last week, the status of the state's supply of execution drugs is under new scrutiny. In a last-minute appeal to halt the execution, the prisoner's attorneys claimed two other executions this year were botched. The appeal was denied.

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On this episode of Texas Matters:

  • Cash bail in Texas is called unconstitutional (:52)
  • Charges of corruption in construction of the border fence (7: 00)
  • DACA recipients oppose deal on border wall (15:38)
  • Border Colonia residents live in extreme poverty (20:46)


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