According to data collected by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, an unsurprising trend has emerged among death row inmates, the majority of whom are black or Hispanic and have lived a debilitating existence prior to their execution.
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The truancy system in Texas proves that sometimes the best intentions have the worst consequences. A law designed to keep kids in school is now responsible for keeping them out.
While criminal justice reform efforts in Texas have gotten lots of positive press, incarceration trends are complex.
Texas is an incredibly diverse state, but you can’t say the same for the Texas Legislature.
Texas still has a long way to go before we relinquish our status as No. 1 in the ranks of the nation’s uninsured.
The National Audubon Society’s first-ever report on the future of climate change and birds finds Texas soon will become inhospitable to many species.
Why can’t Texas Democrats win statewide races? Even other deeply Republican in the South, including Mississippi and Alabama, have elected quite a few Democrats to state office in the last 20 years.
Years of high-stakes testing, chronic under-funding and news stories about failing schools have made things difficult for Texas teachers.
How safe are Texas beaches for swimming? A recent study has us worried.
A report suggests that state water planners have drastically overestimated how much water Texas will need by 2060.