Executive Editor: Simon Nichols
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July 2022 Top 10
Read about gun control, infrastructure expansion, and immigration policies in the July issues of Rising Lonestars.
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Below is a constantly updating feed of local Texas news stories
- NYC Mayor Adams says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is a ‘global embarrassment’on August 10, 2022 at 10:09 pm
After another round of rattled asylum seekers from Texas arrived in New York on … But the commissioner of immigrant affairs, Manuel Castro, …
- ‘She has no hope of going home,’ says Texas grandma of 15-year-old detained in murder caseon August 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm
The judge issued the order to keep the teen at the Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Center on Aug. 3 with her next hearing expected to be held …
- Texas state police can keep Uvalde records secret for now, judge rules – KWTXon August 10, 2022 at 9:38 pm
The order by Travis County 419th Civil District Court Judge Catherine A. Mauzy was narrow, however, and sidestepped the question of whether the …
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