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How A South Texas Bureaucrat Became A Multimillionaire Amid The Rush To Build A Border Fence

Posted on · Godfrey Garza, the former general manager of Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1, made more than $3.5 million in commissions on a South Texas border fence project that was largely bankrolled by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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How The Federal Government Abused Its Power To Seize Property For A Border Fence

Posted on · A decade ago, many border Texans got a raw deal when the federal government seized land for a barrier — while others pushed up the price. Will the government's rushed, haphazard process be repeated as it pushes for a border wall?

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Texas House Digging In Heels For School Voucher Fight

Posted on · A bipartisan group of state representatives hammered private school choice proponents at a heated legislative hearing on Monday, signaling an enduring uphill battle in the Texas House for proposals that would use taxpayer dollars to help parents send their kids to private or parochial schools, or educate them at home.