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    With Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s signature as the final piece for House Bill 11 to be amended now completed the efforts during the 84th legislature to bolster the ranks of state police on the border is one step closer to fruition. “Here in Houston, there are more than 20,000 dangerous gang members that are associated with cross border traffic-related crime.” Said Governor Abbott as he was asked about one of his many reasons for signing the bill. 310 million dollars will immediately be spent on the border security effort when the bill takes effect but is only a part of the 800 million dollar budget all going to the expenses of just securing the border while other expenses being used by the bill will be taken from the 4.1 billion dollar budget over the next two years. Border Democrats have argued with lawmakers over the lack of transparency concerning the state police force receiving large amounts of funding and power provided by the bill. Many who were opposed of increased spending on border security demanded the Department of Public Safety to provide statistics on the massive border surge connected to the flood of undocumented immigrants that occurred last summer. Though the department only released data pertaining on apprehensions and drug seizures performed by the local and federal police. “According to Jeh Johnson [Department of Homeland Security Secretary], who spoke here in Houston, Texas yesterday, we still have more than 25,000 people come across the border illegally…

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    US” type of place since I ate my first meal and sipped my first drink. An invisible battled seem to rave on between the races. As a child I often wondered where this invisible battle occurred? Where was it located ? This battle lied in between our perspectives. My previous interactions with indirect and direct racism led me to see Austin as place of segregation and inequality. The early days of Austin had been entrenched in a social divide from the city’s layout to the school system. The…

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    flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options. The city of Austin provided no assistance. His family rented an apartment, but still had to pay for the mortgage of a condemned home. His parents could not afford to pay both the rent and a mortgage, leaving him no option but to quit school and join the…

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    Texas Climate

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    cut from Texas. Entertainment having fun in Texas is real easy but there are a few places that you have to go and visit in Texas. here are two places that you have to visit in Texas period the first place you can go to is The Wildcatter Ranch. The Wildcatter Ranch has a lot of fun activities. song activities on the ranch are riding Jeeps, archery, shooting guns, and more. the most popular event is feeding their Texas Longhorns! the Texas has a lot of inches this Ranch is the second most…

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    I was born in Austin at the same hospital as my brother and mother, Saint David’s Medical Center. My family moved to the neighboring suburban city of Round Rock, where I have lived in one house for all but one year of my life. My Dad attended the University of West Virginia and my Mom completed a few years at ACC. The University of Texas was not pressed into my life through my family, instead I was fortunate enough to choose my passion for it. Often time’s, children of my generations are…

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    Traffic On I-35 Analysis

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    The idea of building a railway system between downtown San Antonio and Austin was fantasized by people for years but never got the funding it needed follow through. Another thing about it is that with all the construction it would slow the flow of traffic even more and at the rate of people moving in the idea of upgrades would be pointless. “There has been a growing recognition that Interstate 35, regardless of the many proposed upgrades, will not ever be capable of efficiently moving people in…

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    right activist and First Lady. The early to middle life of Michelle Obama had a strong impact on her call to change. According to David Bergen Brophy on page 54 of “Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady” she came from a working class family. Her father died of a poorly performed surgery, and her close friend died of cancer in the same year, when she was 27. (Brophy, 54) This showed her that life is short and she needed to get out into the world, find a cause, and work hard until she achieved…

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    Conference in Houston, Texas. It was here where Dell learned about the computer industry. He discovered that dealers sold computers for about three thousand dollars and made about a one-thousand-dollar profit. However, Dell learned that it would be cheaper to buy all the components. Dell concluded that he could make better business by going sell to the customer directly. Dell started to buy, upgrade and resell any personal computer he could get his hands. Dell upgraded his computers with all…

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    Who Is Emily Dickinson

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    One of Emily Dickinson’s most well-known poems begins, “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” In her lifetime, Dickinson may indeed have been “Nobody.” Her accomplishments were barely known by her family, never mind the rest of the country, until after her death. Today, however, we know how truly impressive and worthy of fame Dickinson is. From her birth on December 10th, 1830, to her death on May 15th, 1886, Dickinson grew like one of the flowers from her beloved garden and developed into one of America’s…

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    Essay On Mindful Listening

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    allowing them to feel a connection with another individual, who respects the baggage or past experiences they have to bring to the personal community that surrounds them. This type of listening is extremely important because it creates a bond of similarity between multiple individuals creating the kinds of groups that unify the different aspects of individuality into a respectable community that can better the community. Mindful listening develops personal boundaries and allows friendships to be…

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