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On Fronteras: Immigration And What’s Motivating GOP Voters In Texas

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GOP candidates debated in Houston before Super Tuesday election

 

·         GOP Candidates Face Off On Immigration

·         What’s Motivating Texas Republicans To Vote

·         Polls Show Sanders With Solid Lead In Texas

·         Study Says Voter ID Laws Reduce Minority Turnout

·         Student Diversity Leads To Diverse Food In Schools

·         Rio Grande Bosque Trail Is Wheelchair Friendly

·         Literacy Campaign Gives Bilingual Books To New Moms

GOP Candidates Face Off On Immigration

Texas is the big prize on Super Tuesday – awarding more delegates for presidential candidates on both tickets than any other state that day.  And nowhere are the stakes higher than for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.  After finishing behind Donald Trump and Marco Rubio in South Carolina and Nevada, Cruz needs his home state to deliver a decisive win.  Thursday, in Houston, in the last GOP debate before Super Tuesday, the topic of immigration lead to heated claims and counterclaims from the candidates. 

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GOP Debate Excerpt On Immigration

What’s Motivating Texas Republicans To Vote

No fewer than seven polls in the past week asked Texas Republican voters who they support for president. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump tied in one, but voters in his home state solidly preferred Cruz in six others.  Trump, however, has proven to be a formidable opponent, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may also be gaining enough support to capture some of the Texas delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday.  So what’s motivating Republican voters?  Houston Public Media’s Jose Jimenez talked with two pollsters, University of Houston political science professor Richard Murray and Hobby Center for Public Policy research associate Bob Stein.  

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Polls Show Sanders With Solid Lead In Texas

Pollsters have also been measuring Texas support in the Democratic presidential race.  Those surveys show Hillary Clinton overwhelming Bernie Sanders in Texas by anywhere from 10 to 40 points.  

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Democratic Presidential Candidates in Texas

Study Says Voter ID Laws Reduce Minority Turnout

A new study from the University of California-San Diego warns that strict voter ID laws could hinder turnout among minority voters, as KUT’s Ashley Lopez reports.

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Student Diversity Leads To Diverse Foods In School Cafeterias

In Austin, nearly a third of public school students don’t speak English at home. They are a diverse group speaking more than 90 languages.  KUT’s Kate McGee reports that in the school cafeterias the district are serving up  menus that are just as diverse.

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Rio Grande Bosque Trail Is Wheelchair Friendly

In New Mexico, the city of Albuquerque is expanding a controversial multi-use trail in the Rio Grande Bosque. That’s a wooded area along the river.  The trail is designed to keep people from trampling sensitive areas while increasing wheelchair accessibility.  KUNM’s Rita Daniels reports accessibility means different things to different people. 

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Literacy Campaign Gives Bilingual Books To New Moms

In Dallas books and babies go together.  Library advocates and authors have teamed up with Dallas County’s public hospital to help boost child literacy skills.  KERA’s Stella Chavez reports they are giving away 14,000 free bilingual books to new moms. 

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