Hearing on ‘kids in Cages,' Tour of Migrant Facility, Free Rides for UT Students

Good morning! Here are the top political headlines from Austin, Washington, the campaign trail and Dallas.Points from Texas1. Federal officials happily gave James Barragán and other reporters a tour Wednesday of a spotless migrant holding facility in Carrizo Springs, where there are high standards for the children in their care. But the facility raised several pointed questions. If the government had the ability to house children in such high-quality facilities, why did lawyers report last month that children were staying under squalid conditions in Border Patrol facilities for weeks? Is the new facility too much, too late?2. Attention college students and parents: The University of Texas is more than doubling the number of students who can get a free ride. Beginning in fall 2020, the school will cover full tuition for any student whose family income totals $65,000 or less. Read more about how the program works and who it will cover.Points from the trail  Continue reading...

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