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20 immigrants found locked in a semitrailer in West Texas

Border Patrol agents have found 20 immigrants crammed into a locked semitrailer at a checkpoint in West Texas. A Border Patrol spokesman said the immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala were in good condition after being found early Monday at the Interstate 10 checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, about 85 miles southwest of El Paso.…

City leaders, students pledge to end cyberbullying

City leaders and local high school students on Wednesday pledged to help end bullying online. In September, David’s Law will take effect. It will criminalize cyberbullying when it leads to serious injury or suicide of a minor. “Cyberbullying is no longer a cruel game to be played by kids who don’t like somebody. It’s not…

Texas special session whiffs on top conservative priorities

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Key conservative priorities fizzled yet again as Texas lawmakers abruptly concluded their month-long special legislative session, despite Republicans controlling both chambers and every statewide office. The state House surprisingly adjourned Tuesday night, more than 24 hours before the session was supposed to end. Failing were such red-state, red-meat issues as a…

Abbott suggests 'bathroom bill' likely dead for now

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he revived a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House, while signaling that the twice-failed effort is dead for the foreseeable future. A proposal requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms according to the…