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Downtown El Paso at night.
Downtown El Paso at night.

Demand for Bilingual 911 Services Growing

While Texas continues its demographic march into diversity, only one city — El Paso — requires its 911 emergency call takers to be fluent in English and Spanish. Other cities are striving to keep up with the need to handle emergency calls in a wide range of languages.

John Ratcliffe, Republican candidate for Texas' 4th U.S. Congressional District speaks in Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.
John Ratcliffe, Republican candidate for Texas' 4th U.S. Congressional District speaks in Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.

John Ratcliffe: The TT Interview

The new Texas congressman on ousting the dean of his home state's delegation, making friends in Washington and his insistence that he won't "fit into a particular box." 

Jorge Rojas Lopez of the Dorados De Villa motorcycle club displays photographs of his fellow riders at the Republic of Texas Biker Rally in Austin, Texas June 14th, 2013.
Jorge Rojas Lopez of the Dorados De Villa motorcycle club displays photographs of his fellow riders at the Republic of Texas Biker Rally in Austin, Texas June 14th, 2013.

Mexican Bikers Make Trek to Texas

A group of motorcycle enthusiasts from Mexico make the trek to Texas to add their own signature to a truly American experience: the Republic of Texas Biker Rally.