With Juneteenth approaching, now’s a good time to consider the living legacy of slavery in our state.
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Gov.-elect Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and other GOP leaders spoke to an ecstatic crowd in Austin, Texas, on election night.
The National Climate Assessment finds that Texas is getting hotter and drier, putting more stress on water resources, farmers and ecosystems. Meanwhile, the state’s environmental agency worries about the “environmental impact of the war on coal.”
Observer Radio Episode 47: Kesha Rogers, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Doug Dorst’s Book Within a Book
Why doesn’t the Texas Democratic Party want you to vote for Kesha Rogers?
We’re only a week and a half away from this year’s madhouse primary election, so tempers are flaring and candidates are laying it all on the line.
Cornyn’s pants will keep us warm, the Rio Grande Valley has an unclean Chili’s, what’s in Sid Miller’s heart and the gays.
Texas Republicans in the House cast pro-environment votes a little more than 4 percent of the time this session, according to the League of Conservation Voters.
After years of polarizing debate and disagreement, the U.S. Senate passed the first “comprehensive” immigration reform bill in decades. The bill received bipartisan support, with 14 Republicans joining Senate Democrats and Independents in a 68-32 vote. But the bill’s provision for ramping up border security – and the reason it got conservative support – angered many residents along the border who are tired of militarization in their communities.
Despite Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed attempt to block the legislation, senators voted 82-15 to debate the bill, which would provide an eventual and conditional pathway to citizenship for the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. Texas’ other Senator John Cornyn voted to move the bill forward but then offered an amendment, which two bill negotiators referred to as a “poison pill.”