Texas

Donald Trump Visiting Texas’ Rio Grande Valley On Tuesday As His Administration Rushes To Award More Border Wall Contracts

Posted on · The president's visit comes a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during his administration.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Fire Audit Update, and Healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley (July 6, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The Houston Fire Department reacts to an audit of its building inspection program, we learn why UH is opening a satellite pharmacy program in the Rio Grande Valley, and we discuss the challenges of trying to hold music festivals in the hot, muggy, and rainy Houston summer.

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DOJ will end use of private prisons, six of them in Texas

Posted on · The U.S. Justice Department announced it will end the practice of housing federal inmates in privately-operated prisons. There are 13 private federal prisons, and six of them are in Texas. More than twenty-two thousand federal inmates – about twelve percent of the total – are housed in the private facilities. A recent audit found that […]