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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2017 


The Trump administration shows 50 thousand Haitians the door; also on the rundown; graduate students say the GOP Tax Bill is a primary concern; net neutrality in the balance today; plus a look at whether music can be a deterrent to juvenile crime.

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A new study shows that while more Latinos are earning college degrees, they still fall behind white and African American students in educational attainment. (HillStreet/GettyImages)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Despite progress in recent years, earning a college degree remains a major challenge for Latinos both in Texas and across the country. A new study out Wednesday from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that only 21 percent of Latinos hav

A swimmer prepares to dive into the cold, clear water of the pool at Balmorhea State Park. (Texas Parks and Wildlife photo)

ALPINE, Texas – Environmentalists are deeply concerned over plans by a Texas oil company to drill thousands of wells near iconic Balmorhea State Park in the Big Bend region. Houston-based Apache Corporation has leased 300,000 acres surrounding the environmentally sensitive park and plans to us

PHOTO: International politics could prove a hurdle in the effort to have the San Antonio Missions be designated a World Heritage Site. Pictured is the Mission San Jose Church.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The years-long effort to secure a World Heritage Site designation for the Alamo and the other San Antonio Missions could be in jeopardy. The designation is awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), but the United States has been wi

Photo: Senator Dan Patrick, courtesy Dan Patrick.

AUSTIN, Texas – Public-education advocates are crying foul over a tax-credit provision in a Texas school-reform package proposed this week by the incoming head of the Senate Education Committee. They say it's a backdoor attempt to introduce school vouchers to the state. Past voucher plans ha

GRAPHIC: Read the AFT report on its proposal, http://www.aft.org/pdfs/highered/raisingthebar2012.pdf.

AUSTIN, Texas - A new proposal by a leading teachers' union would create standardized certification procedures for the profession, including a testing requirement similar to the bar exam that would-be lawyers have to pass. Education advocates are increasingly endorsing teacher-accountability plans a

PHOTO: Día de los Muertos march in El Paso honoring Mexicans who died trying to emigrate (November, 2011). Credit: Cristina Parker.
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EL PASO, Texas - Immigrant advocates in Texas are marking International Human Rights Day today by decrying what they call "systematic violations" of international law and the U.S. Constitution. At a 1 p.m. rally at the border fence in El Paso, protestors will demand sweeping reforms of the immigrati

Luis Figueroa speaking at the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education Conference (March 2012). Permission: Luis Figueroa
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – As they put the finishing touches on their college application essays, many young Texans are unable to estimate how much aid they'll be eligible to receive during their quests for diplomas. Lawmakers will soon have to tackle a funding crisis in the TEXAS Grant program, w

Katie Weatherby recycles plastic bottles in the recycling bins provided by her San Marcos apartment complex, Hillside Ranch. Photo credit: Erin Dyer

DALLAS, Texas - While most individual households in major Texas cities now have recycling opportunities, the so-called "right to recycle" is still out of reach for many. Some communities are responding by requiring apartment buildings, businesses and public institutions to provide recycling services

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