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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton during press conference announcing a lawsuit that had been filed against the U.S Dept of Education, U.S Dept of Justice and other agencies which are requiring TX public schools to open restrooms, locker rooms to both sexes. May 25, 2016
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton during press conference announcing a lawsuit that had been filed against the U.S Dept of Education, U.S Dept of Justice and other agencies which are requiring TX public schools to open restrooms, locker rooms to both sexes. May 25, 2016

Cost of Texas Child Support Overhaul Doubles to $420 Million

The state's sidelined child support overhaul is now back on track, but its cost has more than doubled to $420 million and it is now two years behind schedule.

 

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, which sits two blocks from Bridge of the Americas in El Paso, is one of several shelters in place for Cuban immigrants that have been arriving to Texas in record numbers.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, which sits two blocks from Bridge of the Americas in El Paso, is one of several shelters in place for Cuban immigrants that have been arriving to Texas in record numbers.

As El Paso Sees Surge of Cuban Migrants, Calls for Policy Shift Grow Louder

As El Paso draws record numbers of Cubans seeking refuge, the city's Democratic congressman said he favors repealing a decades-old provision that gives those migrants a special status here. 

As El Paso Sees Surge of Cuban Migrants, Calls for Policy Shift Grow Louder

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, which sits two blocks from Bridge of the Americas in El Paso, is one of several shelters in place for Cuban immigrants that have been arriving to Texas in record numbers.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, which sits two blocks from Bridge of the Americas in El Paso, is one of several shelters in place for Cuban immigrants that have been arriving to Texas in record numbers.

As El Paso draws record numbers of Cubans seeking refuge, the city's Democratic congressman said he favors repealing a decades-old provision that gives those migrants a special status here. 

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Christian Defeats Gates in Railroad Commission's Republican Runoff

Republicans Wayne Christian (left), and Gary Gates (right) are facing off in a May 24 primary runoff for Texas railroad commissioner.
Republicans Wayne Christian (left), and Gary Gates (right) are facing off in a May 24 primary runoff for Texas railroad commissioner.

Former state Rep. Wayne Christian won the Republican nomination late Tuesday in the race for Texas railroad commissioner, edging out Houston-area real estate mogul Gary Gates in a race that turned heated in its final stages. 

Mexico OKs "El Chapo's" Extradition to the U.S.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted in a presentation at the Navy's airstrip in Mexico City on Feb. 22, 2014.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted in a presentation at the Navy's airstrip in Mexico City on Feb. 22, 2014.

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is one step closer to facing charges in the United States after Mexico’s secretariat of foreign relations said the Sinaloa cartel boss can be extradited.

Judge Orders Ethics Classes for Justice Department Attorneys in Immigration Case

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan look on as President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Jan. 12, 2016.
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan look on as President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Jan. 12, 2016.

The Brownsville-based judge who halted President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration has decided that ethics classes are in order for the attorneys who defended the policy.

 

Liveblog: 2016 Texas Primary Runoff Results

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Voters wait in line at the University of Texas Co-op to cast their ballots in the March 1, 2016 primary elections.
Voters wait in line at the University of Texas Co-op to cast their ballots in the March 1, 2016 primary elections.

Throughout Tuesday night, Tribune reporters will keep you updated on the results of Texas' Republican and Democratic primary runoffs, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted.

Amid Reports of Starr's Firing, Baylor Says Expect Announcement Soon

Baylor University Chancellor and President Ken Starr during a Texas Tribune Higher Education Symposium in Waco.
Baylor University Chancellor and President Ken Starr during a Texas Tribune Higher Education Symposium in Waco.

Amid reports that Baylor University President Kenneth Starr was fired this morning over the university's handling of sexual assault allegations against football players, university officials said the results of an internal inquiry are forthcoming.

In High-Profile Case, Texas Defends Its Voter ID Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton and Solicitor General Scott Keller after oral arguments on the voter ID case before the U.S. 5th Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans on May 24, 2016.
Attorney General Ken Paxton and Solicitor General Scott Keller after oral arguments on the voter ID case before the U.S. 5th Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans on May 24, 2016.

Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller warned the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday that “all voting laws could be in jeopardy" if Texas' voter ID law is struck down.