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Three bills inspired by the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in 2018 are now law. They aim to provide greater access to training for both students and educators on school safety and students' mental health.


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Research showing that reading passages on Texas standardized tests were years above grade level inspired calls for action this legislative session.

Lawmakers responded by passing a bill to study the matter further.


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A former U.S. ambassador to Mexico warned that the recent drama over tariffs on Mexican products may not be over. He's worried it may resume in three months.

President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexico was designed to pressure America’s top trading partner into taking action to prevent Central American immigrants from reaching the southern U.S. border.

The tariffs were scheduled to take effect on Monday, June 10. But on the previous Friday, Trump tweeted that Mexican officials “agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration.”

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A monument honoring all veterans in Bexar County was unveiled on June 6, D-Day, on the south side of San Antonio.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio will run stories highlighting the candidates on the ballot for the June 8 runoff election.

There are three city council races on this Saturday’s runoff ballot, including District 2.

Carson Frame | TPR News

With a runoff election just days away, the domestic violence advocacy organization Mētù is calling for an investigation into a missing police report that involves mayoral candidate and city councilman Greg Brockhouse.


Anna Vasquez, second from left, served 13 years of a 15 year sentence for a crime that never happened.
Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A wrongfully convicted San Antonio woman will have a say over future evidence analyzers in Houston. Houston City Council voted to add Anna Vasquez to the board of the city's Forensic Science Center on Wednesday.

 

 


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A path to citizenship may be extended to over 2 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act Tuesday night. The fate of H.R. 6 now lies in the hands of the Republican-led Senate.


David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

A Republican congressman whose district covers more than 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border opposes the Trump administration’s plan to raise tariffs on Mexican goods in the name of border security. He thinks he has a better solution.


Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio will run stories highlighting the candidates on the ballot for the June 8 runoff election.

There are three city council races on this Saturday’s runoff ballot, including District 6.


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