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Texas Water Plan Could Make It Rain… For Special Interests

There is a risk that funding the $53 billion Texas water plan could create a slush-fund for giant, unnecessary infrastructure projects. Lawmakers should prioritize conservation.

The Arson Files: Judge Recommends New Trial for Ed Graf

A state district judge in Waco on Thursday recommended a new trial for Ed Graf, who has spent nearly 25 years in prison on […]

Idol Wonder

Concepts create idols. Only wonder comprehends anything. —Gregory of Nyssa A high-school classmate walked into the office in his antiseptic jacket. He, the doctor, […]

Fixing Texas Schools: There’s an App for That

Education reformers tout the benefits of charter schools, online learning and technology-driven instruction.

Bad Bill: Creationism in Schools? Not So Intelligent Legislation

State Rep. Bill Zedler’s bill would require universities to permit teaching or “researching” of intelligent design (you know, creationism).

Hot List: Day 17 of the Legislature

The Lead: The House and Senate were back in action yesterday after adjourning on Jan. 16 for a (very) long holiday weekend. The House […]

The Arson Files: Judge May Recommend New Trial for Ed Graf Thursday

On Thursday morning in a Waco courtroom, a state judge may recommend a new trial for Ed Graf, who has served nearly 25 years of […]

To Kill a Journalist

Armando Rodriguez was the first journalist to fall victim to the turf war between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels that engulfed the state of Chihuahua from 2007 to 2011. He was not the last.

Senate Finance Committee Hears Pleas to Restore School Funds

Sen. Tommy Williams said the ongoing school finance lawsuit makes it difficult to even discuss public school funding—let restore any of the funding cut last session. “I wish the school districts would sit down and talk to us,” he said in one wistful moment.

King Street Patriots to Get More Neighborly, More Partisan for 2014

Rather than simply repeat the one-off poll-watcher fiascos that have turned off so many Houston voters in minority neighborhoods like Kashmere Gardens, Moody Park and Sunnyside, King Street Patriots are playing the long game.