All of us at The Texas Observer were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, supporter and benefactor Mary Margaret Farabee from cancer on Sunday morning. Like so many organizations and nonprofits in Austin, the Observer benefited …
Daily Archives: March 4, 2013
Higher ed leaders estimate Dan Patrick’s new high school graduation plan could send 2,500 more students to college unprepared. Patrick disagrees, saying the standards he’s setting are more rigorous, not less.
Those who enjoy the natural benefits of Texas state parks (which is to say, most self-respecting Texans) had ample reason to pay close attention today as a House committee discussed a way to fund the chronically-underfunded Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Mauricio Blanco has made a life on the Texas coast as an oysterman, though drought and pollution make it harder to earn a living every year.
Senate Finance committee chair Senator Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) said they’re shooting to get the bill out of committee by next Wednesday.