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The Trump administration’s now-paused “zero tolerance” policy has placed a significant strain on Texas’ shelters for unaccompanied children, creating an influx of more than 1,600 children that has pushed the facilities close to capacity, state data shows. Full Story
This year's surge in women candidates could result in a record high percentage of female representation in Texas’ congressional delegation and the state legislature. But regardless of the outcome in November, Texas women will still fall short of equal representation in their government. Full Story
In recent months, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke has galvanized supporters by posting bigger fundraising numbers than U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. But a deep dive into the campaign finance reports shows something even more striking: with his recent hauls, O'Rourke has overtaken Cruz in cash raised over the entire election cycle. Full Story
Two congressional districts are part of a Texas redistricting case the U.S. Supreme Court will take up Tuesday. Here's a detailed look at what's at issue in one of them: the 27th Congressional District. Full Story
Local officials, demographers and advocates are worried the census could be particularly tough to carry out in Texas in 2020. They are bracing for challenges both practical and political that could make the state, which is already hard to count, even tougher to enumerate. Full Story
After two weeks of early voting, 370,219 Democrats voted early in ten of the largest counties, more than double the number four years earlier. Meanwhile, 282,928 Republicans voted early, a jump of less than 15 percent. Full Story
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice released information Thursday night on the state's execution drug inventory. The department had stalled release of the records, which show that the expiration date of four doses was changed from January to November. See more details here. Full Story
After a months-long investigation, the Tribune found that the state's data on maternal mortality is a moving target, that the number of women dying during or after pregnancy is still rising and that the state has missed opportunities to improve women's health programs. Full Story
Revisit our investigation of how thousands of "rogue releases" — when industrial polluters spew noxious chemicals into the air during malfunctions and other unplanned incidents, exceeding permit limits — occur in Texas each year. Full Story
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Listen to five Texas "Dreamers" – originally from Mexico, Pakistan, Peru and Togo – share how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program changed their lives and what it would mean to lose it. Full Story