A new, temporary shelter is set to open in southwest Texas for the purpose of housing children separated from their parents after they’ve been detained at the border.
Near El Paso at the Tornillo land port of entry, government officials will move in 360 kids initially and expand from there. Children will be housed in air-conditioned tents.
In an attempt to end “two-party rule,” Johnathan Jenkins, a self-described “successful tech entrepreneur” from Euless Texas, is running for the U.S. Senate as an independent. He wants to appear on the ballot in November with Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Ted Cruz.
Identifying as a member of the “indie” party, Jenkins and his political consulting firm have until next Thursday to obtain 47,000 signature to appear on the ballot. Many questions have already arisen about his financial transparency.
In news from the Texas GOP convention in San Antonio, James Dickey will hold onto his position as party chair. His fight to stay in power may offer a preview of future fights, where Republicans may attack one another for not being sufficiently “pro-Trump.”
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