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North Texas water district gets key permit for new reservoir

A critically needed reservoir to serve the booming counties north and east of Dallas has received its water rights permit from the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality. This would be the next-to-last step for the North Texas Municipal Water District to build its Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County.

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Pro bono attorneys fault immigrant detention centers

HOUSTON — Pro bono attorneys working at the country’s two largest immigrant family detention centers in Texas said Monday that they have been “locked out” after they raised concerns last week that officials were forcing the immigrant mothers they represent to sign legal papers without consulting them.