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Contract workers at NASA's Johnson Space Center won't get back-pay for the 35-day federal shutdown, according to the signed budget deal.
From @HoustonChron
This #txlege the number of women in the Senate reached at an all-time high.

But, in the House, the number of Republican women dropped to six this session from 19 in 2012.
A Texan who lives near the border: “I don’t know if I’m more in shock, or it’s kind of this sense of doom. It’s happening."
Texas' school finance system is unpopular and complex. Here's how it works. #txlege #txed
Lawmakers and civil groups worry Texans will be left out of the 2020 population count without increased state investment. From @dallasnews
In far South Texas, federal contractors are preparing to break ground on 33 miles of new border fencing that Congress authorized last year #borderwall
We're seeking a Dallas-based reporter to cover urban affairs and poverty. Apply by Feb. 28!
There were 12 civil rights complaint investigations at the state's Office of Inspector General in 2018, a jump from one investigation in 2017.
From @statesman
How do school boards decide how much to tax their communities?

School boards generally must set a tax rate of at least $1 per $100 in property value — and most go above that. #txlege #txed
We found in 2017 with @ProPublica that the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas. Here's what happened.

The Most Relevant

1/ You might be seeing headlines or tweets tonight that claim Texas says 58,000 non-citizens have voted in Texas.

That is not true.

That is not what the state has said.

Here is what we know. #txlege
Roy Oliver was found guilty of murder in the police shooting of Jordan Edwards.

Police officers are almost never convicted of murder.

Body cameras may have made the difference in this case.

#JordanEdwards #RoyOliver
.@BetoORourke said Monday he is not ruling out a 2020 presidential run.
.@BetoORourke leads @TedCruz by 2 points among likely voters in U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll.
Here are photos of the tent city near El Paso that is housing immigrant children separated from their parents. Photos by for the .

Read more here:
The left is Memorial Parkway on Saturday.

The right is Memorial Parkway Sunday morning.

#Harvey #HoustonFlood
.@BetoORourke met with @BarackObama as he ponders a 2020 presidential campaign.
1/ NEW: The Trump administration has summoned immigrant infants too young to talk into court to defend themselves.

Some were of breastfeeding age.

From :
Here are photos of undocumented immigrant children at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas. Photos provided by Customs and Border Patrol.
Breaking: A Dallas grand jury has indicted Amber Guyger, the fired police officer who killed Botham Jean, an unarmed black man, in an alleged apartment mixup.
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