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    Border Patrol

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    success. From 1996 to 1998, in Kingsville, illegal immigration has gone down 26 percent, and continues to drop. Highway 77, leading from Brownsville all the way to Corpus Christi are the hot zones for alien smugglers, once they get north of the checkpoints they are home free. But, since the increase of border patrol units along U.S. Highway 77 and in Brownsville, many immigrants have started shifting west to travel north on U.S. Highway 281 towards Falfurrias. Joe Garza Chief of Border Patrol in

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    kind of person I am today; my hometown of Brownsville, Texas. Unlike every other city in Texas, the vibe that comes from my town cannot be compared to any other in the whole state, which is mainly due to the demographics. Less than 5% of all the population of Brownsville are non-Hispanic, and it is definitely not known for being a wealthiest city in Texas; which gave me a distinctive feel for the area and the people all around me. The people of Brownsville are what let me see life in a whole new

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    This battle took place north of the Rio Grande River near Brownsville, Texas, on May 8, 1846. During this time the United States was flourishing and expanding Westward in hopes to achieve the perspective of manifest destiny. The Battle of Palo Alto was an American victory achieved through the effective use of artillery by General Zachary Taylor, who ultimately inaugurated the full acquisition of Texas. Around the time of 1821, with Texas still attained by Mexico, land was extremely cheap attracting

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    Texas Poverty In Texas

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    Poverty in Texas Poverty rates have increased more in recent years due to the economic recession. In fact, it has been within the United States for innumerable years with Texas being among the states with the highest poverty rates in the country. But what causes poverty? What are the factors that contribute to Texas’ financial stance in comparison to other States? The main causes of poverty in Texas are unemployment, unevenly distributed poverty rates, and cuts regarding government programs. The

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    Texas

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    Texas, one of the West South Central states of the United States. It borders Mexico on the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast. To the west is New Mexico, to the north and northeast lie Oklahoma and Arkansas, and Louisiana bounds Texas on the east. Austin is the capital of Texas. Houston is the largest city. Texas is the size of Ohio, Indiana, and all the New England and Middle Atlantic states combined, and its vast area encompasses forests, mountains, deserts and dry plains, and a

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    Water Problems in Texas

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    Texas, with its abundances of natural resources, is facing a new demon, one that doesn’t even seem possible, a shortage of water. Water, without it nothing can survive. Texas is the second largest state for landmass in the nation and ninth for water square miles. Within the borders of Texas are more than 100 lakes, 14 major rivers, and 23 aquifers, so why has water become such an important issue for the state? Politicians and conservationists all agree that without a new working water plan,

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    significant events in Texas history. In this paper, you will read about four of those important historical points including the annexation of Texas by the United States of America in 1845, Texas’s involvement in the Civil War beginning in 1861, reconstruction after the Civil War, and the adoption of Texas’s constitution of 1876. The annexation of Texas was a significant time during Texas history. Polk was the president of the United States in 1845 and favored the annexation of Texas. He was interested

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    THE PRIDE OF TEXAS Before the Civil War, most Texans felt a strong attachment to the union they had joined in 1845. Concern arose because of attacks on southern lifestyles by Northern politicians would be detrimental to their prosperity. Although only five percent of Texans owned slaves, Texas citizens opposed interference with slavery because the success of Texas was dependent on it. Cotton production was the main source of the economy, and Texans would do anything to protect it and their way of

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    Richard King: Cattleman and Pioneer

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    Richard King: Cattleman and Pioneer When people think of Texas, one of the first images that come to mind are cattle and the cowboys that work them. Some of those cowboys amassed fortunes and assets that helped to write their names into the annals of history, but one of the great cattle barons achieved a status that is somewhat legendary. Richard King. Capt. King, as he was known during his steamboat days, soared from an indentured jewelry apprentice to the king of an empire. Forever immortalized

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    Should Texas Secede from the United States?

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    Gibbs, Nancy. "Texas Tantrum." Time 4 May 2009: 56. Wilson Select Plus. Web. 30 Jan. 2010. Pillsbury, Richard, and Charles R. Wilson, eds. The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Vol. 2: Geography. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina. Print. Silver, Nate. "The Five States of Texas." D July 2009: 42-45. Wilson Select Plus. Web. 30 Jan. 2010. Silverstein, Jake. "We Are the Champions." Texas Monthly June 2009: 20. Academic Search Complete. Web. 30 Jan. 2010. Timmons, Joe T. Texas on the Road

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    Cherokee Indians

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    The Removal of the Cherokees After England's acceptance of the terms of the peace made with France and Spain in 1763, in which France gave Louisiana to Spain, the grants formerly made to the six English colonies were considered good only to the Mississippi River. During the American Revolution and soon there after these former colonies were considered good only to the Mississippi River. During the American Revolution and soon thereafter these former colonies, now states of the Union ceded their

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    Cherokees

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    nations to dominate the New World caused the Texas Cherokees to be “caught between two fires.'; The two fires Everett refers to is not only in respect to white settlers pushing westward and resistance from other tribes to the east, but between removal and extermination. The Texas Cherokees courageously strived to remain determined in a situation which they were able to alter somewhat but were not able to take control. Everetts depiction of the Texas Cherokees experiences fully supported the thesis

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    that the new states ratify the 13th Amendment freeing the slaves, abolish slavery in their own constitutions, discard debts incurred while in rebellion, and declare secession null and void. By the end of 1865 all of the secessionist states but Texas had rejoined the Union. Radical Republicans in Congress thought they should control Reconstruction and wished to punish the South for causing the Civil War. Some of these Republicans wished to create a Southern society where blacks and whites

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    The Redistricting Game

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    people legitimately vote for the representatives they want but not vice versa. Works Cited Dye, Thomas R., L. Tucker Gibson, Jr., and Clay Robison. Politics in America. Ninth ed. Vol. 2. New York, NY: Longman, 2011. 337. Print. Gaskins, Keesha. "Texas Redistricting 101." Brennan Center for Justice. NYU School of Law, 12 Jan. 2012. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.

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    The Ghost of John Wayne, by Ray Gonzales

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    history, therefore he goes on a quest to find answers for his book. As a result, the protagonist find him self at conflict with Texans. His interest can be illustrated as Gonzalo writes, “As a writer, he had always been interested in how the history of Texas was written and portrayed and how Chicanos, Mexicans and Native Americans had been left out of the picture”(84). In the previous quote, it is evident that Tony has a great interest in the events that have occurred at the famous Alamo Battle. As a writer

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    The Texas anti-abortion law has taken the country’s attention by storm. It is an issue on many different woman’s minds, especially those who live in the state of Texas. The new laws are forcing many woman to have to cross state lines in order to receive an abortion and medical care. This includes woman who needs abortions due to preexisting medical conditions and those who are carrying fetuses which are diseased and are expected not to be born as healthy babies. The Texas Governor Rick Perry and

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    School Taxation and Distribution

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    Archibald, S., Gross, B., Weiss, M., & Mangan, M. (2008). The Cost of Instructional Improvement: Resource Allocation in Schools Using Comprehensive Strategies to Change Classroom Practice. Journal Of Education Finance, 33(4), 381-405. Texas Education Agency (2014). Texas Education Today. Retrieved on March, 11th, 2014. From http://www.tea.state.tx.us/assets/0/1558/1566/1694/cc71183b-62d0-47fa-8dee-33dc9b1bff32.pdf

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    people such as: runaways and at risk youth. These traffickers encourage their victims to trust them to lure them to a better life with desirable working conditions and safe and healthy environments. In Texas, as well as worldwide, there are laws against this transgression. According to the Texas Penal Code, Ҥ 20A.02. TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly traffics... ... middle of paper ... ...g/background-on- human-trafficking/ Major Forms of Human

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    Texas-Mexico Water Treaty

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    and depend on everyday. Without water, we could not live and function. In fact, water is so important that 70 years ago Texas and Mexico signed a treaty, in 1944, to ensure that both Texas and Mexico would always share water in the Rio Grande River. For decades this treaty has benefitted both Texas and Mexico, however, recently tensions have risen between the two powers. The Texas Mexico Water Treaty has become a point of contention, and steps have been taken to resolve the issues. In 1848, the Treaty

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    State and Federal School Assistance

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    available to them before setting the objectives and strategies of educational programs. Besides the obvious resources in personnel and money, educators should consider what else the country has to offer in terms of infrastructure and social capital. ALL Texas Public Schools, will be impacted by eliminating the current system funds. In many societies in transition, in particular because of war, civil conflict, or economic stagnation, the quality of infrastructure may pose one of the greatest challenges to

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