Senate Passes Charter School Reform Bill After Compromise with Dems

The Senate passed Sen. Dan Patrick’s major charter school reform bill Thursday afternoon, in a version far different from what Patrick introduced earlier this session.

Whooping Cranes Lawsuit Could Change Texas Water Rights

“Texas has already recognized that instream flows are extremely important; the whooping crane is just a measuring stick for how well we’re doing,” says Amy Hardberger, a water law professor at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. “Apparently we’re not doing very well.”

Another Big Corruption Case in Hidalgo County

Another mind-boggling corruption case out of Hidalgo County was revealed Wednesday, when a 13-count federal indictment was filed against the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

Second Edition in San Antone

Saturday April 13 is a big day for books in Texas, as Austin’s long-running Texas Book Festival expands to San Antonio for a first-ever […]

Erica Grieder Praises the “Texas Miracle” in Big, Hot, Cheap, And Right

The question of whether Texas—which continues to grow in political and economic stature—is a model for emulation or mockery remains.

Hot List: Day 94 of the Legislature

The Lead: The rainy day fund was once untouchable. Two years ago, the Legislature cut $5.4 billion from public schools rather than tap the […]

In “Fetal Pain” Abortion Ban Debate, Both Sides Claim Scientific High Ground

After a long Wednesday considering airport security screenings and fireworks regulations, the House State Affairs Committee tried its hand at medical science, taking up Rep. Jodie Laubenberg’s proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks.