School Officials Ask Lawmakers for Local Control Over Armed Security

Whether they use armed teachers, hired guards or their own police, school officials said they like their systems and don’t want to shoulder any more costs.

Re-reading Rick Perry’s Book on the Boy Scouts

Rick Perry’s book on the Boy Scouts, quickly forgotten when it was published in 2008, is worth looking at again given the unexpected news today that the Boy Scouts of America may reverse its long-standing ban on gay members.

Bikers Rally at the Capitol for Tougher Highway Safety Laws, Their Own Personal Freedoms

More than 2,000 bikers overran the Texas Capitol Monday (not literally, they parked outside) to push for comprehensive motorcycle safety legislation: banning texting while […]

To Frack or Not to Frack in Dallas

After years of opponents and industry arguing, waiting and waiting some more, Dallas’ fracking future might finally come to a vote. In early February a city commission is expected to vote, yet again, on whether to grant Fort Worth-based Trinity East Energy permits to drill on city-owned land. It would be the first gas well sunk within city limits and would affirm Dallas’ stance on the controversial practice of fracking.

Texas Media Lent Credence to Anti-Socialist Hysteria In the ’60s—Has Anything Changed?

In the stories suggesting that Texas and the nation were under threat from socialists, simply plug in “the Tea Party” for “the John Birch Society.”

Hot List: Day 21 of the Legislature

The Lead: The Senate appears to be revving into action with last week’s first meetings of the Senate Finance Committee, while the House seems […]