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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Lawmakers approve $86 million for border surge

The Legislative Budget Board approved another $86 million to continue heightened law enforcement at the border, though some questioned whether the funds could be better used elsewhere.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Bartee Haile: Texas Rangers’ closest call came at the capitol

At the end of a lengthy public probe into charges of corruption and criminal misdeeds, the question Lone Star legislators faced on Apr. 2, 1919 was whether to do away with the Texas Rangers altogether or give...

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Fort Bliss was a frontier phoenix of West Texas

The seemingly ironic name of Fort Bliss hides a history of Texas tenacity and history.