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The White House

Texas post top high school graduation rates, but why?

Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune | Dec 02, 2012

With witnesses in a school finance trial testifying daily on the challenges facing public education in the state, and with a chorus of state leaders citing the failings of traditional public schools in calling for reform, some may be surprised to hear that by one measure, Texas schools appear to be doing quite well.

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Webb County Heritage Foundation

Unveiling of historic Laredo photo exhibit

Webb County Heritage Foundation | Nov 26, 2012

The Webb County Heritage Foundation to host second annual Historic Laredo photo competition exhibit.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

For South Texas, no easy road to medical school

Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune | Nov 26, 2012

When Travis County voters approved a ballot measure this month that paved the way for a new University of Texas medical school in Austin, many South Texans had to stifle the emotions that came most naturally: frustration and resentment. They had been trying for decades to secure financing for a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley, only to watch the deal get sealed first for their wealthier northern neighbor.

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U.S. FDA

New U.S.-Mexico cargo agreement on horizon

Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune | Nov 23, 2012

Cargo aboard specific Mexican trucks and bound for the United States will soon be inspected by American officials south of the border and allowed to circumvent the lines at ports of entry, a top Mexican diplomat announced Thursday.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office

Employee union: low prison pay jeopardizes security

Maurice Chammah, The Texas Tribune | Nov 23, 2012

Leaders of the state’s prison employee union say that officials are leaving Texas prisons dangerously understaffed. On Wednesday, they renewed calls for better pay, noting that the holiday season is a particularly dangerous time in Texas prisons.

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