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To Win Over Dallas ISD Staff, Mike Miles Goes Hollywood

Today’s the first day of school in Dallas, and across Texas’ second-largest school district teachers are back in front of students to motivate them […]

Gov. Perry Promotes Critic of Evolution to No. 2 Spot at Texas Education Agency

There was big news in the world of Texas public education today and not just because the kids are heading back to school. Gov. […]

George P. Bush: The ‘P’ is for Posiblemente

Your great-grandfather was a United States senator. Your grandfather was president. Your uncle was president. Your dad was a governor. You’re young, Hispanic, a […]

Revealed: The Corporations and Billionaires that Fund the Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Texas Public Policy Foundation—an influential right-wing think tank based in Austin with ties to Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and many other powerful politicians—bills […]

Why the UndocuBus Riders Are More Patriotic than the Rest of Us

On July 29, a bus full of undocumented immigrants calling themselves UndocuBus began a journey from Phoenix, Arizona, to Charlotte, North Carolina, to raise […]

Short Story Contest Finalist: Mephistopheles in the EPT

Last week, we announced the winners of our 2012 Short Story Contest. Today, we’re publishing the third of our four finalists. We’ll continue to publish […]

ICE Officers: Deferred Action for DREAMers Unconstitutional

Just as undocumented immigrants across the country celebrated a historic victory granting them temporary relief from deportation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, seven of […]

Behind the Headlines: The Lubbock County Judge, Obama and the U.N.

“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that […]

Jerry Patterson Spars With Progressive Group Over $300 Million for Schools

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson surprised a lot of people in July when the School Land Board—that’s Patterson and two other guys—voted not to […]

Harris County Dems Boot Lloyd Oliver from DA Race

In May, Dateline Houston brought you the story of Lloyd Oliver, our latest local star of How to Succeed in Government Without Really Trying. […]