Bad Bill: Matt Krause’s License to Discriminate

House Bill 360  Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) Under this bill Rep. Matt Krause wants to allow student organizations, even those at private schools, […]

Federal Immigration Reform Proposals Ignore Workers’ Rights

The Austin-based nonprofit organization, Workers Defense Project, says workers’ rights need to be part of the conversation as legislators in Washington, D.C. hash out immigration reform. On Thursday the group released a study, “Build a Better Nation,” that found 50 percent of all construction workers in Texas are undocumented.

Lawmaker Wants to Limit Challenges to Harold Simmons’ Radioactive Waste Dump

Citizen challenges to a West Texas radioactive waste dump owned by Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons would be limited under legislation filed by Rep. Drew Darby.

Photos from the Save Texas Schools Rally

Photos from the Save Texas Schools Rally at the State Capitol, a demonstration for more funding and less testing in Texas’ public schools.

Elizabeth Black’s The Drowning House Is a Book Gasping For Breath

Black heaps far more gravitas on her characters than they can support; the mysteries fizzle undramatically; and narrator Clare is despicable.

Higher Ed Leaders Want Financial Aid Priority for Community College Transfers

The Texas Association of Community Colleges and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board want community college transfer students to go to the front of the line for Texas’ scholarship program.

Hot List: Day 49 of the Legislature

Now the pressure’s on Perry who continues to withhold support for the federally-backed expansion.