The University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health is one of only three clinics in the state that perform abortion procedures. The clinic’s doctors say people from Texas make up more than 75% of their patients.
Texas School Safety Center officials said they will alert districts and local law enforcement of the audits, where trained staff will try to find access points into school buildings. But school campuses will not be informed ahead of time. Full Story
Uvalde’s mayor said city officials could be prosecuted for releasing details of the investigation. Pete Arredondo, the City Council member and school district police chief, was absent for the second straight meeting. Full Story
The Trump administration created the Migrant Protection Protocols, also called “remain in Mexico,” in 2019 before the Biden administration canceled it in 2021. The ruling sends the case back to a Texas federal court. Full Story
A federal agency estimates that about 75 trucks are reported nationally each year with copied or stolen state and federal ID numbers, which industry experts say is likely a significant undercount. Full Story
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During a Texas Tribune event at Odessa College, public education and higher education leaders said that having strong connections among all levels of education have helped students feel continuity and see great benefits in continuing their education. Full Story
All 50 Democratic U.S. senators would need to back a filibuster change, and it’s not clear whether they do. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are among those who have said they do not want to pursue filibuster changes more generally. Full Story
The high court said a cap on power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions that forces a transition to other fuels may be a “sensible” solution to the climate crisis, but that Congress did not give the Environmental Protection Agency the broad authority to make such requirements. Texas was one of 17 states that joined in the suit. Full Story
Of Texas’ 254 counties, 27 no longer have a newspaper. Loss of local news coverage has been associated with higher levels of mistrust, misinformation and malfeasance. Only California and New Jersey have lost more newspaper journalists, relative to population. Full Story
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It was the single deadliest migrant smuggling case in U.S. history, according to a Homeland Security official. Citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were among the victims. Full Story
It’s unclear whether Texas’ tangled web of abortion laws would make it a crime to pay for a Texan to leave the state to get an abortion, but the threat has compelled the funds to cease services. Full Story
DPS said the checkpoints won’t occur at the ports of entry, which is different than in April when Abbott mandated all commercial vehicles entering from Mexico be checked by state police. The order snarled trade with Mexico at the time. Full Story
by Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News, and Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Many generators on the market have not received potentially lifesaving safety upgrades. Citing an investigation by The Texas Tribune, ProPublica and NBC News after the February 2021 winter storm, a House committee wants to know why. Full Story