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Senator Lucio Draws Serious Primary Challenge

The Texas Senate’s most conservative Democrat faces two opponents. Is the Valley ready for change?

Democratic state Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. starts choking up over the phone. The 29-year veteran of Texas’ upper chamber is recalling legislation he passed in 2...Read More

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Strangest State: This Month in Gator News…

Plus: a matchmaking scam, a thief’s Beto O’Rourke cover story, and a footlong shrimp.

POLK COUNTY // An alligator stopped traffic while it lounged on a highway near Lake Livingston. KFDM reports that the gator was so comfortable, Texas Parks and ...Read More

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When Crossing Over Becomes a Deadly Game

Oscar Casares has written a powerful novel about the emotional traumas of migration, implicating all social classes.

Each time Oscar Casares comes out with a book, it seems he must have written 10 others in the meantime. The progress in rhythmic flow, plot concision and charac...Read More

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Bordering on an Outbreak

Brownsville's battle against the Zika virus is compounded by poverty, a fluid border and funding woes.

Brownsville can’t afford a Zika outbreak, but it also can’t afford to prevent one. – by Sophie Novack @SophieNovack December 18, 2017 At the Mary ...Read More

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Strangest State: December 2017

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

Drue Wagner ROCKWALL COUNTY // Responding to a complaint that someone was hunting from a public road, a Texas game warden found three men standing next to a pic...Read More

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