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Pastors In Texas Find New Ways To Serve Fearful Immigrants

Posted on · Parishes and communities with large populations of immigrants in the U.S. illegally have reported slightly lower attendance on Sundays, or significant drop-offs in attendance. Because of this, Pastors have begun to conduct weekly meetings by telephone with people who are afraid or unable to go to church.

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Political Roundup: Senate Healthcare Bill, and the Constitutionality of the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state, and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the status of the healthcare bill in the Senate, to Texas joining a ten-state coalition supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities, to whether or not […]

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Is Texas Racist? And the Endless 290 Construction Project: Tuesday’s Show (June 13, 2017)

Posted on · Since March, three different Texas voting laws have been struck down by the courts as intentionally discriminatory. And the Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities ban,” which many immigrants rights’ groups are concerned will lead to racial profiling. That string of news got us wondering – is Texas racist? Does […]

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San Antonio Sues Over Sanctuary Cities Bill – Could Houston Be Next?

Posted on · (Above: San Antonio Councilmembers Shirley Gonzales, Alan Warrick, Ana Sandoval, Roberto Trevino, and Rey Saldana attend a small rally outside San Antonio City Hall just hours before the city filed suit against the state over SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” ban. Photo: Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio) The cities of San Antonio and […]

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Lawsuits Against the Sanctuary Cities Ban, and Swimmer Simone Manuel: Tuesday’s Show (June 6, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: San Antonio Councilmembers Shirley Gonzales, Alan Warrick, Ana Sandoval, Roberto Trevino, and Rey Saldana attend a small rally outside San Antonio City Hall just hours before the city filed suit against the state over SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” ban. Photo: Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio) The cities of San Antonio and […]

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Numerous, Lengthy Legal Battles Expected Over Texas’ New ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Law

Posted on · Almost immediately after Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a preemptive lawsuit asking a federal court to uphold its constitutionality. Shortly after that, the League of United Latin American Citizens filed a lawsuit against the governor and attorney general alleging that the […]

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Near Misses on Houston Roads, and SB 4 Court Battle: Thursday’s Show (May 17, 2017)

Posted on · We’ve all had near-misses on Houston roads — moments when we just dodged an accident, while changing lanes and not realizing there’s someone in a blind spot, or not being seen by a speeding car while riding a bike. A team of researchers recently studied that latter experience – and ones like it. Dian Nostikasari […]