President Obama issued a presidential memo Monday calling the huge number of unaccompanied children crossing the border—primarily into Texas—an “urgent humanitarian situation.” The White […]
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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.”
Today is the one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion in the small town of West, Texas, which killed 15 people and injured an estimated 300.
On March 12, a Honduran woman, her 14-year old daughter and another teenage girl surrendered to Border Patrol agent Esteban Manzanares on the banks of the Rio Grande in Mission, Texas. What happened next has shaken a border community and become a major scandal for the Border Patrol.
A majority of the unaccompanied Mexican and Central American children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border should qualify for political asylum, according to the United Nations.
Back in 2009, the Obama administration promised reform of the massive, mostly for-profit U.S. immigrant detention system. Immigrant advocates are still waiting. The number […]
Few people in Texas know more about the state’s energy promises and pitfalls than Kate Galbraith and Asher Price. They recently teamed up for The Great Texas Wind Rush, a timely look at one of Texas’ most unlikely energy assets.
Texas Public Policy Foundation deep thinker John Davidson proposes tax cuts for businesses to help West, Texas recover from the April fertilizer explosion.
Watching Lewis Black’s already-famous takedown of Rick Perry last Wednesday on The Daily Show with some native Texans was a rollercoaster ride that opened […]
Sen. Wendy Davis talks with the Observer about the state of women’s health in Texas.