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Secret ‘Fracking’ Deal Comes to Light in Dallas

So about that fracking fight in Dallas … Things just got real.

This morning a letter surfaced revealing a secret deal between Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm and natural gas producer Trinity East.

Former Rep. Vicki Truitt Gets Her Payday in the Lobby

Former legislators don’t die, they come back as lobbyists quicker than you can say cha-ching! Today’s profile in reincarnation is former state Rep. Vicki Truitt, who oversaw a watered-down payday loan reform effort last session. She is now lobbying for Cash America.

Seeds of Discontent: A Texas Organic Cotton Farmer Takes On Monsanto

For a small organic farmer on the high plains of Texas, challenging Monsanto is tantamount to questioning the power and promise of biotechnology, which has captured the imagination of traditional cotton farmers.

Tyrant’s Foe: John Kuhn, Standing Tall For Test Reform

“I think there’s a large percentage of teachers who kind of have this quiet angst about how they’re being treated,” he says. “I think I’m fairly typical. It’s just that I’m maybe not smart enough to keep my mouth shut.”

Lawmakers Hope to Bring Stability to Eagle Ford Shale Boomtowns

The Eagle Ford Shale legislative caucus met for the first time to discuss the economic impact of the oil and gas industry in South Texas.

Hot List: Day 31 of the Legislature

The Lead The Senate unanimously passed a bill yesterday authored by Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) to eliminate the state mandate that STAAR tests count […]