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Jeni Putalavage-Ross, daughters Tilly, Delancey, and Astor, and husband Scott Ross

‘I Didn’t Have a Choice’

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Jeni Putalavage-Ross and Scott Ross made the difficult decision to terminate their pregnancy at nearly 21 weeks when doctors said their baby wouldn’t survive. While Texas law still allows late-term abortions like Jeni’s, a handful of ultra-conservative lawmakers are targeting that exception this session.

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Prisoner uprising Willacy County Correctional Center

Goodbye to Tent City

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As Willacy County faces a gaping hole in its budget, $128 million in debt still owed on Tent City, and the loss of its largest employer, I’d come to find out if the prison that was supposed to be the county’s economic salvation would end up being its undoing.

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nursing homes

Closing Accounts

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My grandmother wasn’t really living; she was just surviving. The person I remembered, cherished and respected was vanishing. And the most painful and saddest part of her life had become the most taxing to survive.

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