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Stories Around Texas for August 25th, 2017

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Parts of the Texas House map must be redrawn ahead of the 2018 elections because lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minorities in crafting several legislative districts, federal judges ruled on Thursday. Click Here to read the full story.

Hurricane Harvey, pumped up by warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, roared toward a Friday night landfall near this major coastal city as a strong Category 2 storm, packing sustained winds of 110 mph and threatening to dump up to three feet of rain in some areas over the next week. Click Here to read the full story.

A group called the Sons of Confederate Veterans has filed a lawsuit against the University of Texas and its president over the recent removal of statues honoring three Confederate leaders and a former governor of Texas. Click Here to read the full story.

As thousands of Texans prepare to evacuate their cities due to Hurricane Harvey, the United States Border Patrol said it is not planning to close its roadside immigration checkpoints north of the Rio Grande Valley unless there is a danger to travelers or its agents. Click Here to read the full story.

 

 

 

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