At a brisk hearing today of the controversial senate bill that would subject welfare applicants to drug screening, bill author Jane Nelson of Flower Mound seemed to understand that barring kids from benefits for life if their parent fails three drug tests is totally messed up.
Monthly Archives: March 2013
It’s a big day at the Capitol.
Some family-planning funding in Texas will soon be under new management.
Saturday, thousands of men joined Mayor Mike Rawlings outside Dallas City Hall for a rally to end the city’s culture of domestic violence, joined by major figures in the city’s business, sports and faith communities.
Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) is presenting a bill in committee that would require the Attorney General to file an injunction against any and all local gun control laws.
After years of city government lollygagging, residents appear to be closer to an answer on whether Dallas will be open to fracking.
Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto has adopted a policy of not talking about the violence plaguing his country. Gone are the press conferences touting the deployment of more troops or the capture of yet another drug kingpin. Despite the …
Benjamin Alire Saenz’s story collection Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, published by El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press, has won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Read the Observer’s review of the book here. Among the four runners-up …
In Brownsville, Texas, the ties that bind two nations together have been celebrated for 76 years during the annual Charro Days Fiesta.
The Lead: The Senate floor was all polite “thank-yous” and pats on the back yesterday, leading up to the vote on the Senate’s version of the budget, which the Lege is required to pass each session. That is, until Sen. …