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Texans are still grappling with Confederate statues, some more prisoners in the state are getting a break from the sweltering heat thanks to Hurricane Harvey and GOP efforts in the U.S. Senate to repeal Obamacare could come back to life.
After Hurricane Harvey devastated swaths of Southeast Texas last week, Gov. Greg Abbott is tapping John Sharp — current chancellor of Texas A&M University and former longtime Democratic elected official — to lead rebuilding efforts in the state.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' days appear numbered, but the fight over what that exactly means for the more than 800,000 recipients of the program — including more than 120,000 Texans — is still up in the air.
From Texas' continuing legal battles to more Harvey aftermath and a possible announcement later today on the fate of an Obama-era immigration program, here's what you may have missed over the long weekend.
As Texans continued Harvey relief and recovery efforts last night, news broke that a federal judge in San Antonio had temporarily blocked the state's controversial "sanctuary cities" law, which had been poised to go into effect Friday.
Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts are still rolling throughout the state — and President Donald Trump is set to land in Corpus Christi this morning. Plus there's more news in Texas' years-long battle over political maps.