With Revised Welfare Drug-Testing Bill, Nelson Thinks of the Children

At a brisk hearing today of the controversial senate bill that would subject welfare applicants to drug screening, bill author Jane Nelson of Flower Mound seemed to understand that barring kids from benefits for life if their parent fails three drug tests is totally messed up.

Hot List: Day 78 of the Legislature

It’s a big day at the Capitol.

Health Coalition Swipes Family-Planning Funds from State of Texas

Some family-planning funding in Texas will soon be under new management.

Photos from Dallas’ Rally Against Domestic Violence

Saturday, thousands of men joined Mayor Mike Rawlings outside Dallas City Hall for a rally to end the city’s culture of domestic violence, joined by major figures in the city’s business, sports and faith communities.

Hot List: Day 77 of the Legislature

Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) is presenting a bill in committee that would require the Attorney General to file an injunction against any and all local gun control laws.

Dallas Commission Rejects ‘Fracking’ Permits

After years of city government lollygagging, residents appear to be closer to an answer on whether Dallas will be open to fracking.

More Members of the Reyes Salazar Family Win Asylum

Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto has adopted a policy of not talking about the violence plaguing his country. Gone are the press conferences […]

New and Noteworthy Books: March

Benjamin Alire Saenz’s story collection Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, published by El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press, has won the 2013 […]

For 76 Years, ‘Charro Days’ Has Bound Texas and Mexico Together

In Brownsville, Texas, the ties that bind two nations together have been celebrated for 76 years during the annual Charro Days Fiesta.

Hot List: Day 73 of the Legislature

The Lead: The Senate floor was all polite “thank-yous” and pats on the back yesterday, leading up to the vote on the Senate’s version […]