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Texas to Feds: Reimburse Us for $2.8B in Border Security Expenses

Texas House leadership wasted no time in calling on the federal government to reimburse the State for the costs–to the tune of $2.8 billion–incurred as a result of the Obama Administration’s failure or refusal to secure the Texas-Mexico Border.

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Texas Prison’s Water Violates ‘Standards of Decency,’ Says Federal Judge

A group of prisoners alleging they have to drink arsenic-laden water to stay cool inside their hot Texas lockup won a legal victory Tuesday in an ongoing lawsuit after a federal judge ordered the Texas prison system to provide safe drinking water that doesn’t violate “contemporary standards of decency.”

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Prison Bus Crash Kills 10 in West Texas

Authorities continue to look into a bus crash that killed 8 prisoners and two corrections officers and injured several others in West Texas.