Report: Profit-taking During Feb. Blackouts was Kosher

The long-anticipated report on February’s rolling blackouts was released today. And I’ve read every word of it so you don’t have to. Recall that […]

Meet the Middle Man

Four weeks before the 2008 presidential election, Juan Hernandez flew from Washington, D.C., to Phoenix for an interview on the Spanish-language news channel Univision. […]

Migrant Children on the Border not Protected by Either Country

Unaccompanied Mexican migrant children are not receiving the government protections from human trafficking, and exploitation that they should, according to a report released today […]

hot list: day 107

Day 107 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “I’ve believed all along that we could close our budget with a combination […]

hot list

Day 107 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “I’ve believed all along that we could close our budget with a combination […]

Senate Puts Brakes on ‘Pork Chopper’ Bill

Having already passed the House by a huge margin, the “Pork Chopper” bill, House Bill 716, lost some momentum today when it arrived in […]

Senators Look to Reform Forensic Science Commission

The scandals over flawed forensic science in Texas seem unending. With the exception of DNA evidence, nearly every field of forensic science used to […]

Senate Wants to Take Immigration Fight to Washington

Texas State Senators want to send a delegation to Washington to find out just how much it is going to take to fully fund […]

Three Writers to Watch in Reporting Mexico’s Drug War

The suitcases piled up at the Matamoros bus station – nearly 400 of them unclaimed. For weeks, maybe months, the passengers never arrived at […]

The Race for the Hispanic Vote

For at least a decade, Texas Democrats have waited for the state’s emerging Latino majority to boost them back to power. Hispanics are now […]