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'Sunny Day' Flooding To Increasingly Threaten Texas Coast

Jul 10, 2019
Travis Bubenik | Houston Public Media

A new government report says the Texas coast is increasingly at risk of flooding, even when there’s not a rain cloud in sight.

Gerry J. Gilmore | United States Department of Defense

A billionaire businessman rises from celebrity to the presidential stage, shaking up the establishment and raising nostalgic hopes about making America great again. Nearly three decades ago, that described Ross Perot, the plain-talking Texan who died Tuesday at age 89, leaving a lasting political legacy.


Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress will visit the Rio Grande Valley later this week.

Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio

District attorneys in Bexar, Harris, Fort Bend, and Nueces counties have agreed to not prosecute low-level marijuana arrests. But their new policies may lead to new complications. 

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

From closures to gas prices, here's what you need to know about Independence Day in San Antonio.


District attorneys in four Texas counties — including Bexar, Fort Bend, Harris and Nueces — signed an agreement to stop pursuing criminal charges for misdemeanor possessions of marijuana.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association and the City of San Antonio will enter binding arbitration after 150 days of failed negotiation over a healthcare and wage contract between the two sides.

Chip Roy Campaign

A new bill may eventually allow federal facilities to accept donations of soap, diapers and other supplies for detained migrants. 


Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

Residents in the Rio Grande Valley gathered at vigils in McAllen and Brownsville on Sunday evening to remember the lives of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria.

The Salvadoran father and daughter drowned as they tried to cross the river between Matamoros and Brownsville last Sunday. Valeria’s mother, Tania Vanessa Avalos, watched as her family was swept away.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The cite and release policy for low level offenses — proposed by the Bexar County District Attorney’s office — goes into effect on Monday.