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Eli Cohen|Courtesy of the City of Wimberley

Hill Country residents are worried developers will scar the area’s scenic hill tops, and one town has decided to do something about it. 


Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where a gunman killed more than two dozen people in 2017, announced Sunday that he planned to enter political life as a Republican in 2020.

Congressmen Cuellar and Hurd speak at a press conference.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Democratic San Antonio Congressman Henry Cuellar said the number of migrant border crossings is sharply decreasing.  


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Walmart has announced plans to rebuild and reopen the El Paso store where a gunman killed 22 people earlier this month. 


Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio

Gov. Greg Abbott began a series of public safety roundtable discussions Thursday to explore how Texas might prevent another mass shooting. 

The Walls Unit in Huntsville where death row inmates are executed.
Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

Texas death row inmate Larry Swearingen was executed Wednesday evening for the 1998 murder of Melissa Trotter. She was a 19-year-old student at Lone Star College on the Montgomery County campus.

Members of Save Our Lakes protest the GBRA mismanagement of floodgates on Lakes McQueeney, Placid, Gonzales and Meadow Lake.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Residents near four Texas lakes that are scheduled to be drained by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority have formed the organization “Save Our Lakes” to fight for the future of the waterways.  

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Five people – including two foreign nationals – face federal charges for stealing the identity of about 3,000 veterans from across the United States. The suspects face 14 charges, including wire fraud and aggressive identity theft.


David Martin Davies

Convicted killer Larry Swearingen is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. It was almost 20 years ago that Swearingen was found guilty of the abduction, rape and strangulation of Montgomery County college student Melissa Trotter.

Julián Castro speaking in January, 2019.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julián Castro has qualified for the third Democratic debate to take place in Houston this September.  


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