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Pooja Salhotra, The Texas Tribune

Pooja Salhotra, The Texas Tribune
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Texas Schools Asked Voters For $18 Billion In New Debt To Fix Its Campuses....

ODESSA — Delma Abalos was stunned. In the years she has served as a vice president of the school board in Ector County, there was...

Mother Of Uvalde School Shooting Victim Wants To Be Mayor

Nearly 18 months after the deadliest school shooting in Texas, Uvalde residents will elect a new mayor in a special election. Among the three...

Texas Senate Moves to End Countywide Voting on Election Day

Countywide polling locations on Election Day would be banned in Texas under a bill approved by the Texas Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 990, authored...

In East Texas, skepticism over private school tuition assistance persists despite push from conservative...

TYLER — On a Thursday evening in March, parents and community leaders inside Grace Community School erupted into applause as Gov. Greg Abbott demanded...

Texas Senate Gives First OK To Make Illegal Voting A Felony Again

The Texas Senate on Monday gave initial approval, on a 19–12 vote, to legislation that would raise the penalty for voting illegally from a...

Texas Cities Debate Costly Infrastructure Investments In Age Of Extreme Weather

Two years after a winter storm killed 246 people and left millions of Texans without electricity, Texas cities once again buckled under a menacing winter storm. Freezing...

As Texas Thaws Again, Calls To Rethink How Cities Prepare For Winter Weather Are...

Two years after a winter storm killed 246 people and left millions of Texans without electricity, Texas cities once again buckled under a menacing...

Texas’ Private And Rural Schools Again Brace For A Showdown On School Choice

LUFKIN — Michael Lee knows what it’s like to make tough budget decisions. As the former superintendent of Booker Independent School District, Lee experienced the...

An East Texas Town Must Boil Its Water On Thanksgiving As Officials Seek A...

ZAVALLA — The nearly 700 residents here must boil their water this Thanksgiving as the small East Texas town grapples with aging infrastructure that...

Rural Texas Is The State’s Foundation. And It’s In Jeopardy.

Pastor Alan Pollard often looks out the front window of his church and sees a bulky fixture he once thought could help him spread...
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