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Emily Hernandez, The Texas Tribune

Emily Hernandez, The Texas Tribune
Emily Hernandez is a spring reporting fellow finishing her final year at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is studying journalism, Spanish and sociology.

What Is Operation Lone Star? Gov. Greg Abbott’s Controversial Border Mission, Explained.

What is Operation Lone Star?  Operation Lone Star is a border security initiative launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in March 2021 in response to...

Texas Warns Firms They Could Lose State Contracts For Divesting From Fossil Fuels

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent letters to 19 financial firms Wednesday afternoon to determine whether they were violating a new state law that prohibits companies from “boycotting” fossil fuel companies.

Families Are Desperate For Child Care, But Providers Face A “Roller Coaster” Trying To...

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged through the United States in early 2020, Phyllis Montoya watched the children leave her Pflugerville home-based day care facility...
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