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From Crystal City to Carrizo Springs, When Will We Stop Locking Up Kids?

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Crystal City, Texas, was home to the nation’s largest detention camp during World War II. Now a camp for migrant teens has opened just a few miles away.
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Trump’s Wall Is Coming to Texas. Meet Its First Victims.

As soon as February, the border wall is headed for a state park, a butterfly refuge and the land of a Hispanic family who’s called the Rio Grande Valley home since before it was the United States.

As soon as February, the border wall is headed for a state park, a butterfly refuge and the land of a Hispanic family who’s called the Rio Grande Valley home ...Read More

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‘Ignored to Death’ in the Bexar County Jail

Janice Dotson-Stevens' death is another tragic example of how bad the criminal justice system is at dealing with mentally ill people who enter it.

by Michael Barajas January 4, 2019 – Three days after Christmas, family and friends of Janice Dotson-Stephens packed into pews inside the Lewis Funeral Ho...Read More

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Four Texas Abortion Court Cases to Watch in 2019

The lawsuits could eventually end up at the Supreme Court, where the future of Roe v. Wade is now in question.

The Texas Legislature’s zeal for passing anti-abortion legislation has created an endless cycle of court challenges that’s frustrated lawmakers and judg...Read More

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Who Writes History? The Fight to Commemorate a Massacre by the Texas Rangers

In 1918, a state-sanctioned vigilante force killed 15 unarmed Mexicans in Porvenir. When their descendants applied for a historical marker a century later, they learned that not everyone wants to remember one of Texas’ darkest days.

In 1918, a state-sanctioned vigilante force killed 15 unarmed Mexicans in Porvenir. When their descendants applied for a historical marker a century later, they...Read More

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How Madeline Snyder, a Trans Woman in Tyler, Got Her Driver’s License Fixed

After she came out, Maddie Snyder worried she wouldn't be able to get her name and gender updated on her driver's license. Then the local LGBTQ community rallied to help her, and Texas attorneys across the state are pitching in.

How Madeline Snyder, a Trans Woman in Tyler, Got Her Driver’s License Fixed After she came out, Maddie Snyder worried she wouldn’t be able to get her na...Read More

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