As of June 20, Texas’ 35 state-licensed shelters had permission to accommodate up to 6,423 children, according to the state health commission. With 5,705 kids living in them, that means they’re at 89% capacity.
In July, Bonnen was a House member with $707,000 in his war chest. After he announced for House Speaker and became the favorite to succeed Joe Straus, he was getting more than $150,000 in donations per day.
The number of unaccompanied minor children held in Texas shelters reached a new high in November, months after the administration of President Donald Trump ended its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.
It was the closest a Democrat came to toppling a Republican incumbent U.S. senator since 1978. And while O'Rourke beat Cruz in some traditional GOP strongholds, it wasn't enough to overcome rural Texas counties and some suburbs that remain fiercely loyal to Cruz.
Tuesday, Texas voters decided who represents the state in the first national election of the Donald Trump era. See the results in the U.S. Senate contest, statewide races for governor and more — and find out who won where you live.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke has raised money hand over fist, but the rest of the statewide ticket has been left relatively empty-handed as many left-leaning megadonors have shifted — or sharply curtailed — their giving.
Cruz and O'Rourke have, together, raised $103 million in their battle for a U.S. Senate seat, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of both campaign's accounts. Check out our updated deep dive into their fundraising.
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New data shows the number of migrant children held in privately run shelters in Texas reached a new high in September, even after the Trump administration said it would reunify families separated under the now-paused “zero tolerance” policy.
For the first time Wednesday, Texas school districts received official ratings that show their performance on a scale from A through F, perpetuating a debate on whether the new system is more accessible for parents.
Even after the Trump administration said it would reunify families separated under the now-paused “zero tolerance” immigration policy, new data shows the number of children held in privately run shelters in Texas is still high.