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The draining of four area lakes will not begin on Monday because a state district judge in Seguin wants to hear more testimony from plaintiffs seeking to stop the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Hundreds of residents protested the plan to begin draining the waterways on Monday, Sept. 16. By Wednesday night, it was unclear when the drainings would actually begin.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The city’s paid sick time ordinance may get a new name and policies under revisions proposed by a city commission.

Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

More than 30,000 asylum seeking migrants have been returned to Mexico to await their day in immigration court — a process that can take months. This is part of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy. The program says vulnerable populations may be excluded from the program, but many migrants who are considered vulnerable populations, including LGBTQ asylum seekers, are still being sent back to Mexico.


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An initiative to reduce gun violence in Bexar County kicked off on Monday during a joint news conference of government leaders and community groups at the county courthouse.


Richard Loria for Texas Public Radio

U.S. officials have sent back to Mexico more than 30,000 asylum-seeking migrants to wait for their immigration court dates. This is part of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program. Pregnant women are among some of the people sent back. But one attorney from the Rio Grande Valley pushed back at the policy. She tried to get her client paroled and back into Texas.


Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

Two usual political allies — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the National Rifle Association — traded rhetorical blows Friday after Patrick continued to advocate for requiring background checks for stranger-to-stranger gun sales.

State Rep. Roland Gutierrez at the podium during news conference by local Texas Democrats calling for a special legislative session on gun violence. Other local state lawmakers stand behind him at event held at San Antonio College.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Democratic state lawmakers held joint news conferences across Texas on Wednesday to urge Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special legislative session in Austin to address gun violence in the state.  


Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The Bexar County Commissioners Court has authorized the purchase of equipment that will help crime labs differentiate between legal hemp and marijuana. 

Eddie Pesquale visited a memorial of victims in Odessa.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

A line of white crosses dotted an empty lot on an otherwise busy road in south Odessa. The memorial went up several days after a shooting rampage killed seven people and wounded about 25 more in Odessa.

Somber groups of visitors trickled in to pay their respects. They quietly left flowers and balloons and wrote words of encouragement on the crosses in permanent marker. 


U.S. Rep. Bill Flores is the fifth recent Republican to announce his retirement in Texas.
Official House portrait

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Flores announced Wednesday morning that he would not run for re-election in 2020 — making him the fifth Texas Republican to announce his retirement from Congress.

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