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Funding for State Water Plan Derailed in the House

While rain slicked the streets of Austin, lawmakers heatedly debated legislation that would use $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to fund the state water plan, an increasingly urgent issue for lawmakers. But, after hours of stop-and-go debate, a procedural error derailed the legislation.

Professor Sues Over Layoff in UT-Brownsville, Texas Southmost Split

Susan Mills, a professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College, is suing the university officials who fired her—apparently the first lawsuit to come out of the schools’ messy split that’s cost the jobs of nearly 100 faculty members.

The Priest Who Travels With Bodyguards

Father Alejandro Solalinde isn’t well known in the United States. But in Mexico, he is recognized for his bravery. He dares to speak out about corrupt government officials, and organized crime, and he shelters migrants from the cartels.

Hot List: Day 112 of the Legislature

The Lead: Payday loans have become one of the session’s hottest topics. Some lawmakers and consumer advocates have said this session is the time […]