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Bexar County will use a new intake and health assessment center to magistrate people arrested by police and deputies beginning this fall.

July 2016
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A San Antonio lawmaker is asking that a federal judge in California appoint someone to oversee the reunification of migrant children with their families, who were separated under the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.

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A panel of judges at U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments against the state’s 2015 campus carry gun law. Attorneys representing three University of Texas at Austin professors will make their case before the court on Wednesday.



A San Antonio Republican lawmaker believes the Texas Legislature should be as intensely focused on preventing another school shooting as they are on securing the Texas-Mexico border with state resources and funding.

State Rep. Lyle Larson wants to see at least one trained police officer assigned to every school campus throughout the state of Texas.
“It is imperative that someone at the school, both from a situational and tactical perspective, will keep them from continuing to kill people within that school,” Larson said.


Texas business leaders are hopeful about future of U.S. trade relations with Mexico following the Mexican presidential election.