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Texas winegrowers fear new herbicides will wipe out industry

As Paul Bonarrigo watched his grapevines dwindle, he was confident that heavy-duty herbicides, probably sprayed on crops by a nearby farmer, were drifting into his vineyards. 1,506 more words

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Accreditation woes a distraction for UTRGV students

BY ELENA MEJIA LUTZ AND MATTHEW WATKINS

EDINBURG — Sheena Odoy was studying Tuesday for her finals at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley when an alarming email shattered her focus — her university had been placed on probation by the federally mandated agency that accredits schools in Texas. 654 more words

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Texas lawmakers push bipartisan effort for tax-free tampons

Following the political lead of several northern states, six Texas lawmakers have filed bills to eliminate sales tax on feminine health products used for menstrual period hygiene, including tampons, sanitary napkins and menstrual cups. 531 more words

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Texas moving forward with budget cuts for disabled kids' therapy services

BY ELENA MEJIA LUTZ AND EDGAR WALTERS

More than a year after lawmakers originally ordered it, Texas announced Monday it will enact significant cuts to the money that it pays therapists who treat vulnerable children with disabilities in two weeks. 541 more words

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Both in court and under Trump, Texas Voter ID law faces uncertain future

Five years ago, Texas passed one of the strictest Voter ID laws in the country. The legal fight began immediately and has continued through this day, with critics of the law getting some assistance from the Obama administration’s Justice Department. 865 more words

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Texas foster youth struggle to get college degrees

Shortly before her ninth birthday, Briana Dovi and her five siblings were placed into foster care in Central Texas. Dovi enrolled in school for the first time, battling speech disorders and dyslexia. 847 more words

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UT-Austin students lead hours-long protest after Trump win

Hundreds of students from the University of Texas at Austin marched for hours across downtown Austin Wednesday, blocking traffic and drawing supporters as they passed them, to protest Donald Trump’s presidential victory. 406 more words

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