Category Archives: South Texas

TX Panhandle Gets a New Tract of Public Land

South of Lubbock, an approximately 15-square-mile parcel of land has been designated a piece of public land. Public lands are protected from development, sprawl, and cultivation in order to preserve the natural landscape.In addition, two other tracts, both down in … Continue reading

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DuPont Says Plant Leaked 23,000 Pounds of Toxic Gas

DuPont Says Plant Leaked 23,000 Pounds of Toxic Gas by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune Nov. 29, 2014 About 23,000 pounds of a flammable, foul-smelling toxic gas leaked from the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte where four workers died … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities Aids Refugee / Immigrant Women and Children in Texas

Congressional Delegation Women and Children Refugee Press Release. “Increasing numbers of unaccompanied immigrant women and children from Central America have flooded across the Texas-Mexico border in recent weeks.  These refugees are fleeing violence and poverty in the homeland and seek … Continue reading

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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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