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El Paso School Consolidation Exposes More Kids to Lead and Other Hazards, Parents Say

Parents in a low-income neighborhood claim the school district is putting their children at risk by sending them to a campus where researchers found lead levels posing a “moderate to high risk” in 2016.

Hilda Villegas’ daughters Bernice and Katherine are grown now, but she still shudders when she thinks about their years at Frederick Douglass Elementary Schoo...Read More

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Faith Groups: Texas ‘Ignored and Disrespected’ Religious Freedom in Passing Fetal Burial Law

The requirements “purportedly honor dignity of the unborn at the expense of the dignity of the women whose religious and personal freedom they curtail,” a collection of religious organizations wrote in a recent court filing.

It’s been years since Dr. Karen Swenson stopped doing miscarriage management at Seton, a Catholic hospital in Austin. That’s because of Seton’s longtime b...Read More

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Lost in Limbo in the Hays County Jail

For 45 painful, lonely days, I waited and waited to be convicted of a crime.

Mel Westfall for the Texas Observer The cold bit through the thin wool blanket and climbed up the short sleeves of my Women of the World Poetry Slam T-shirt as ...Read More

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Can a Beloved Texas State Park Survive Trump’s Wall?

The state parks department has pleaded with the administration to save Bentsen state park from the wall. But the feds have shown little interest.

Can a Beloved Texas State Park Survive Trump’s Wall? The state parks department has pleaded with the administration to save Bentsen state park from the wall. ...Read More

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