Economy

 Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune

Texas plastic bags are killing horses and cows

A year after the Texas Supreme Court dealt a death blow to municipal bans on plastic bags, legislative efforts to revive them have fallen flat, and ranchers, city leaders and environmental groups say plastic bag litter is as big a problem as ever.

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Trump says U.S. to impose 5% tariff on all Mexican imports beginning June 10 in dramatic escalation of border clash

The Trump administration wants Mexico to combat the surge of Central American migrants traveling through the country on their way to seek asylum in the United States. More than 1,000 Central Americans crossed into the El Paso area Wednesday to surrender to authorities.

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Point of Order: This is us

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state demographer Lloyd Potter about coming changes to our population that will have profound public policy implications: explosive growth, rapid urbanization and demographic inevitability.

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