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Full Show: Troops Arrive At The Texas Border, And Improving Teacher Diversity (Nov. 12, 2018)

On Monday’s show: The first U.S. troops have arrived at the Texas border. Plus, we learn about sulfur dioxide emissions from Texas coal plants. Then, we discuss efforts to improve the diversity of teachers around the state. And Jeff Balke updates us on sports.


On Monday’s Houston Matters: The Pentagon says 2,800 troops have been deployed to the Texas-Mexico border. They're part of a total force of more than 5,200 that President Trump ordered to the border last month in response to a large group of Central American migrants headed north. We learn what they’ll be doing and get reaction from residents along the border.

Also this hour: A new study from Rice University finds sulfur dioxide emissions from Texas coal plants pose greater health risks than pollutants that cause ozone smog. And yet, the state mostly focuses on tackling the smog. We find out why.

Plus, we learn about a conference in Houston aimed at improving the diversity of teachers around the state.

And Jeff Balke updates us on the latest news in Houston sports.

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