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President Donald Trump visited McAllen Thursday to continue to make his case for more than $5 billion in funding for a wall on the southern border.


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The San Antonio City Council has selected former City Councilman Art Hall to fill the vacancy in District 2, which contains San Antonio’s East Side.

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Chinese cryptocurrency company Bitmain has suspended its operations in Rockdale, east of Austin. The future of what was billed as the biggest cryptocurrency mine in the country just a few months ago is now uncertain. 

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Oftentimes a teacher’s first sign of trauma is when a child acts out.

A pilot program launched this week by the San Antonio Police Department will help schools be more proactive by giving them advanced notice that a student might have been exposed to violence or other potentially traumatizing events involving the police.


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It’s early evening, and outside the Hidalgo County Republican Party’s office, members are hosting a blood drive. Inside, people are getting ready for the party’s regularly scheduled meeting. Neat rows of chairs are lined up in front of cut-out figures of President Trump and Abraham Lincoln.

Everyone is talking, some just catching up, but the main topic is politics. Specifically, President Trump's scheduled to visit McAllen on Thursday — a visit to further his case for a border wall.