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A white Republican unseated a 24-year African-American incumbent from office in a surprise election victory that some are saying was racially tinged and deceptive. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Focus Back On Hispanic Voters In Governor’s Race

Republican Greg Abbott is bringing the governor’s race back to the Texas border, where Democrat Wendy Davis is on the defensive after losing heavily Hispanic counties in this week’s primary election.

03/06/2014

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Cemetery Worker Dies After Tombstone Crushes Him

A 64-year-old South Texas cemetery worker has died after a tombstone weighing about a ton fell on him.

11/07/2013

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Texas Set To Enforce New Voter ID Law Next Week

Unless a federal judge intervenes, the South Texas city of Edinburg could be the first to enforce a new voter ID law next week, and lawyers will likely use the special election to gather evidence to strengthen lawsuits to block it in the future.

08/24/2013

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Texas Man Convicted For Housing More Than 30 Immigrants

A South Texas man has been convicted in a human smuggling case in which more than 30 suspected illegal immigrants were found in an apartment.

12/07/2012