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Report: Foster Care Reforms Will Cost More Money

A new report concludes that controversial foster care reforms will likely cost Texas more money.

A Dallas Company Finds Profit in Video-Only Jail Visitations

Some Texas jails are eliminating face-to-face visitation and requiring instead the use of a video visitation system sold by Securus Technologies. Critics are calling it an outrageous profiteering scheme that could actually deteriorate security at jails.

Robert Wuthnow Examines God’s Role in Texas Politics in Rough Country

Rough Country looks at religion’s influence on Texas politics and the ways in which the state’s geography and culture have affected its dominant religions.

Texas Nurses Demand Better Training and Equipment to Prevent Ebola’s Spread

Nurses from across the United States, including two Texas hospitals, have joined the call for better, standardized training and safety equipment for the nurses treating Ebola patients.

A Texas Militiaman Reconsiders the Mission

Charles Gilbert joined the Texas Border Volunteers to “kick some ass,” but the group’s tactics forced him to do some soul-searching.

Rick Perry Showcases Bush-on-Steroids Foreign Policy

In London today, Rick Perry told us a little bit more about how he’d approach foreign policy as president. In brief: Lock and load, and love it or leave it.

GOP’s Reign in Texas Was Inevitable, According to Wayne Thorburn’s Red State

Anyone hoping for Lee Atwater-style revelations about the inner workings of a party’s ascendance will be disappointed in Red State.

The Wheelchair Ad

Wendy Davis’ ad referencing Greg Abbott’s 1984 accident set the state’s political world on fire last Friday—what to make of it?

Katie Robinson Edwards’ Midcentury Modern Art in Texas Offers a Definitive Take on an Overlooked Era

Most people don’t think beyond New York and its Abstract Expressionists when discussing Modernism. Midcentury Modern Art in Texas seeks to rectify that.

Forgetting How to Read? Stop Reading Online

If we want to maintain the kind of thoughtful, reflective, curious minds that engineered the Internet in the first place, it’s time to face up to what reading online is doing to our brains.