A small opening at the base of the border fence in Brownsville is meant to let small, endangered wild cats like the ocelot through. The “cat holes,” which are the size of a piece of printer paper, appear every 500 feet or so.
A small opening at the base of the border fence in Brownsville is meant to let small, endangered wild cats like the ocelot through. The “cat holes,” which are the size of a piece of printer paper, appear every 500 feet or so.

Federal judge rules pregnant, undocumented teen in Texas has right to abortion access

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a pregnant, undocumented teenager under federal custody in Brownsville has the right to access abortion services in Texas. 

 
Beth Moore plays with two of her children, William, 6, and Mary, 2, who both have spinal muscular atrophy. Moore asked the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee in August to add the disease to a list of diseases for which newborns are automatically screened in Texas.
<p><span>Beth Moore plays with two of her children, William, 6, and Mary, 2, who both have spinal muscular atrophy. Moore asked the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee in August to add the disease to a list of diseases for which newborns are automatically screened in Texas.</span></p>

Parents push for Texas to screen all newborns for spinal muscular atrophy

A group of parents is asking the state to test all babies for spinal muscular atrophy, the most common genetic cause of infant death. They hope that a treatment newly approved by the FDA will bolster their cause.

Parents push for Texas to screen all newborns for spinal muscular atrophy

Beth Moore plays with two of her children, William, 6, and Mary, 2, who both have spinal muscular atrophy. Moore asked the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee in August to add the disease to a list of diseases for which newborns are automatically screened in Texas.
<p><span>Beth Moore plays with two of her children, William, 6, and Mary, 2, who both have spinal muscular atrophy. Moore asked the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee in August to add the disease to a list of diseases for which newborns are automatically screened in Texas.</span></p>

A group of parents is asking the state to test all babies for spinal muscular atrophy, the most common genetic cause of infant death. They hope that a treatment newly approved by the FDA will bolster their cause.

 

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How the Texas redistricting lawsuit outlived a voter who sued

Jose Garza, an attorney for the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, and former Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer speak to reporters on April 27, 2017, following a status conference on a years-long challenge to Texas' political maps.&nbsp;
<p>Jose Garza, an attorney for the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, and former Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer speak to reporters on April 27, 2017, following a status conference on a years-long challenge to Texas' political maps.&nbsp;</p>

The six-year battle over the state’s redistricting plan illustrates how a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling four years ago has shifted the burden in challenges of such laws. 

UT's first Muslim sorority hopes to inspire leadership

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Mu Delta Alpha founder&nbsp;Samira Maddox makes the Delta sign with members of all MDA chapters, who gathered at UT-Dallas on Oct. 8, 2017.
<p><span>Mu Delta Alpha founder&nbsp;<span>Samira Maddox makes the Delta sign with members of all MDA chapters, who gathered at UT-Dallas on Oct. 8, 2017.</span></span></p>

Mu Delta Alpha, which was founded at UT-Dallas, organizes professional events like career workshops. It's also built around members' sense of Islamic identity. Its founder was looking for a way to have a full college experience.  

The Brief: Crunching the new campaign finance numbers

Some of Texas' U.S. Congressional delegation at the opening of Austin's VA clinic on August 22, 2013 include, l to r, Sen. Ted Cruz, Congressmen Lloyd Doggett, John Carter, Michael McCaul, Joe Barton and Roger Williams.
Some of Texas' U.S. Congressional delegation at the opening of Austin's VA clinic on August 22, 2013 include, l to r, Sen. Ted Cruz, Congressmen Lloyd Doggett, John Carter, Michael McCaul, Joe Barton and Roger Williams.

Incumbents and federal candidates jockeying for office in 2018 have submitted what their campaigns raked in and spent during the third quarter of the year. 

Cruz presses Sessions on Trump administration's "catch-and-release" policy

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the 30th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference in Grapevine, Texas, on July 11, 2017.
<p><span>U.S. Attorney General <span>Jeff Sessions speaks at the 30th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference in Grapevine, Texas, on July 11, 2017.</span><br /></span></p>

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pressed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on why the Trump administration was still operating under a "catch-and-release" policy for undocumented immigrants in federal custody.