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Biden and Trump are making dueling trips to the Mexico border in Texas on Thursday

Posted on · Biden will travel to Brownsville, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, an area that often sees large numbers of border crossings. Trump will head to Eagle Pass, Texas, another hotspot in the state-federal clash over border security.

Araceli Palomino at her home in San Pedro, a colonia in Brownsville.

Infrastructure

Toxic water in South Texas colonias costs residents precious health and money

Posted on · For decades, residents of some of the poorest neighborhoods along the border have dealt with foul and even toxic drinking water, all while paying some of the highest prices for this basic need. Now, several hundred colonia residents are suing a company that they allege has routinely ignored their pleas for help and even ushered in a predatory market that profits off the problem.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick presides over the Senate session on March 20. On Tuesday, the upper chamber passed a two-year state budget, but several questions remain about expected federal aid.
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