Texas horse tracks remain open at least through February

But now, as officials wait for court hearings that could decide the fate of historical racing, a controversial new way to gamble at tracks, they’ve given the go-ahead for tracks to stay open. However, if no state money is allocated before the end of the month, the racing commission and tracks in Texas will have to close in a matter of weeks.

Holding Back the Flood

In a bright turquoise house on the outskirts of San Juan in the Rio Grande valley, Josué Ramírez, the millennial co-director of a housing nonprofit, stood at a whiteboard with an Expo marker in hand.

Trump rips Pope Francis for visiting Mexican border

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Donald Trump ripped into Pope Francis as a "very political person" for visiting areas close to the United States' border of Mexico during an upcoming trip and for lacking an understanding of the U.S.' immigration situation.

Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists

No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants — and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.

Sheriff voices embarassment, regret in Goforth case

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Thursday he was embarrassed by a sex scandal rocking his department in the wake of the unprovoked killing last summer of sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth and regretted linking his death to national hostility towards law enforcement officers.

UTMB to work with Brazil on Zika vaccine

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston has agreed to collaborate with the Brazilian Ministry of Health on developing a Zika vaccine and finding other ways to fight the outbreak of the virus.

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