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Apprehensions of families along the Texas-Mexico border spiked last month, according to The Texas Tribune. The number of families caught entering the country illegally in May increased sixfold compared with the same month last year.

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A new study from the Southern Poverty Law Center says Texas has removed 31 Confederate symbols over the last three years — more than any other state in the nation.

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Dallas has let private dockless bike-share companies operate freely since they first appeared last summer. Now, city officials have drawn up some regulations.

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The Dallas City Council will vote at the end of the month on regulations for dockless bike-share companies.

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The number of families caught entering the country illegally at the southwest border in May increased sixfold compared with the same month in 2017. But despite that increase, some of Texas' historically busiest areas for illegal crossings have seen an overall decrease this fiscal year.

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The first state-backed gold depository in the country just opened up in Austin. The private storage company Lone Star Tangible Assets will be in charge of the Texas precious metals depository until 2019, according to The Texas Tribune

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Texas is ready for the next Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday after participating in a briefing with President Donald Trump to prepare for storm season, which began Friday.

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There’s an ongoing crisis in Myanmar – formerly Burma — caused by violence against Rohingya Muslims. Many call it genocide. It’s led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of members of the ethnic minority.

More Rohingya refugees have been moving to North Texas over the past few years for job opportunities and a supportive Muslim community. And many of them turn to the Islamic Circle of North America for help.

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Health officials this week began a program aimed at reducing maternal mortality in Texas.

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About 4.3 million Texans, or 40 percent of the statewide workforce, do not have paid sick days, according to a new paper from the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Mia Ibarra is with the Austin-based group, and points out there are some workers even likely to get paid sick days.

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There’s a lawsuit brewing in West Dallas, where dozens of former renters purchased homes last year.

These low-cost rental properties owned by HMK Ltd. had racked up numerous code violations and were slated for closure after the city of Dallas tightened housing standards.

HMK sold many of those homes to tenants. Now, a lawsuit filed in federal court by two of the homeowners alleges the mortgage contracts are predatory.

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Construction on one of the country's most expensive high school football stadiums has been interrupted after cracks were discovered in the concrete. 

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A new study from the Southern Poverty Law Center says Texas has removed 31 Confederate symbols over the last three years — more than any other state in the nation.

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The Dallas-based real estate group Ebby Halliday, which has sold homes across North Texas for decades, has a new owner. HomeServices of America announced the agreement on Monday. 

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Eating a ripe, juicy peach — from a fruit stand along a country road or from a farmer's market or inside a grocery store — is a summertime ritual for many Texans. 

While we can get peaches and most produce all year round, the best chance to eat homegrown fruits and vegetables at their peak is knowing their typical season. 

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Seven months after an undocumented teenager under federal custody in Texas got an abortion over the objections of the state of Texas and the Trump administration, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a lower court order that cleared the way for the procedure. But the high court did not address some legal questions at the heart of the case.

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's set to announce its new music director later Monday morning at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Get the latest details from Art&Seek.

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Forecasters say North Texas could endure triple digits Saturday— about a month ahead of schedule.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday explained his role in asking President Trump to pardon conservative writer and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. The Texas Tribune reports that Cruz says he raised the issue with Trump while they traveled together last month in Texas.

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Summer weather in North Texas waits for no one. The long, hot, sunny days are already here.  

One way to treat early symptoms of summer heat? Take a dip into a local lake or swimming hole. And North Texas has plenty of places to dive in and make a splash — all while enjoying the great outdoors.

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Authorities say a North Texas high school was locked down after a student died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

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A group of Texas-based attorneys have filed an emergency request to try and end the U.S. policy of family separation at the border.

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President Donald Trump was in downtown Dallas on Thursday for a political fundraiser. Trump headlined a dinner at the Adolphus hotel to benefit the National Republican Party and his 2020 re-election effort.

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The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus are suing the Trump administration in hopes of blocking the addition of a citizenship question to the once-a-decade census of every person living in the United States.

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Fifty-four percent of Texas parents who have children in public schools support arming teachers and other school officials, according to polling numbers from Quinnipiac University released Thursday. 

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Preliminary results from the state standardized STAAR tests show improvement at the lowest-performing elementary schools in Fort Worth.

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Gov. Greg Abbott came to Dallas Wednesday to release a 43-page School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. It came nearly two weeks after the deadly shootings at Santa Fe High School. 

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday offered several immediate and long-term strategies to improve school safety in Texas. 

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Governor Greg Abbott will visit Dallas Wednesday to reveal his plan to improve school safety.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is ready to announce a school safety plan aimed at preventing more mass shootings like the one that killed eight students and two substitute teachers at a high school near Houston.

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