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Harriet Hageman: 'Wyoming Has Spoken' by Ditching Liz Cheney

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Keller school officials order 41 books — including the Bible and an Anne Frank adaptation — off of library shelves

A new policy scraps community recommendations from last fall that some books that had been questioned should remain on shelves. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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Uvalde school officials to discuss firing Pete Arredondo on Aug. 24

The meeting will happen exactly three months after Arredondo was among the first law enforcement officers to arrive at Robb Elementary, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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AP, Texas Tribune and other newsrooms ask court to unseal Henry Cuellar search warrant

The Tribune and a host of news organizations are seeking records related to a January raid on U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Laredo home. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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“Where’s this money going?” Millions donated after Uvalde shooting still haven’t reached victims and families

The largest fund for those affected by the May 24 massacre is still months away from distributing most of the $16 million it has raised. Some families are turning to smaller donations to get by. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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Pablo Vegas, a utility executive in Ohio, named ERCOT’s new CEO

The state power grid operator has been run by an interim chief since the previous CEO was fired following the deadly 2021 winter storm that crashed much of the grid. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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More Black Americans live in Texas than any other state. Two years after George Floyd’s murder, many reconsider their future here.

In interviews, Black Texans expressed frustration over uneven progress, restrictions on teaching about racism in public schools and limitations on their political representation and voting access. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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Drought and record-breaking heat spur a South Texas water crisis

A century of enterprise brought the Rio Grande to its brink. Now authorities are “praying for a hurricane” as reservoirs dwindle and populations boom on both sides of the border. Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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Gascon Tweets After Recall Effort Shot Down, Shows He Learned Nothing

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Paul Burka, Texas political journalism titan and “soul” of Texas Monthly newsroom, dies at 80

“He understood Texas and Texas politics better than anyone ever has,” former Texas Monthly editor Bill Broyles said. “There won’t be anyone like him again because he was so even-handed and fair-thinking.” Source: Texas Tribune Blue Left News ...
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