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Dozens of residents attended a meeting at the old Tarpley school house regarding a nearby Christian summer camp receiving state water permits.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Publi Radio

Dozens of residents packed the old Tarpley school house in Bandera County on Sunday to continue their efforts to block a Christian summer camp from receiving state water permits they claim will harm a creek and threaten water wells. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her lieutenants are turning a new page in their impeachment inquiry this week based on a principle familiar to classics scholars: repetitio mater studiorum.

"Repetition is the mother of all learning."

Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen demonstrates how to use the new ballot tabulator the week before the November 2019 election.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

More than 106,000 Bexar County ballots were cast in the joint election by the end of Tuesday night, including early and Election Day votes. That’s a sharp increase over the last similar election in 2017, which saw 38,000 total votes cast.

Matthew Campos stands in an empty parking lot at Northwest Vista College, a Bexar County polling place, during the election on Nov. 5, 2019.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

With 254 of 254 counties reporting, here are the results of the statewide propositions as they appear on the Texas Secretary of State website:

Aisin AW executives break ground with Gov. Abbott, Guadalupe County officials and Cibolo officials at the site of the $400 million automatic transmission plant.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Ground broke on Monday morning for a $400 million automatic transmission plant in Cibolo, Texas that will employee 900 workers by 2023. 

Commentary: Climate Change On The Texas Ballot

Nov 4, 2019
David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Texans are voting on 10 proposed changes to the Texas Constitution. Although climate change doesn't appear to be anywhere on the ballot, Texas Public Radio commentator Yvette Benavides says it's there. 

Commentary: Day Of The Dead And Dead Migrants

Nov 1, 2019

In the United States, the majority of migrant deaths occur in Texas.

In 2017, of all the 294 deaths recorded by the U.S. Border Patrol, 104 happened in the Rio Grande Valley. In recent years, many of those who died were unceremoniously and summarily buried in unmarked graves in places like the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias, Texas. If Dia de Los Muertos celebrates the lives of the dead, who will remember these migrants?


Los votantes del Condado de Bexar podrán votar en cualquiera de los 284 centros de votación del condado el 5 de Noviembre, algo que anteriormente sólo se había permitido para la votación temprana. Tres sitios utilizados para votar previamente se han cerrado y consolidado dentro de los 284 sitios existentes.


Bexar County voters will be able to vote at any of the county’s 284 polling locations on Nov. 5, something that had previously been allowed for early voting only. Three previous locations have been closed and consolidated into the existing 284 sites.

The huge Wursthalle is complete with a very high ceiling and colored lights in the rafters.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend Wurstfest 2019 during its 10-day run at Landa Park in New Braunfels.  It kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday.