Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

Whooping Cranes Lawsuit Could Change Texas Water Rights

“Texas has already recognized that instream flows are extremely important; the whooping crane is just a measuring stick for how well we’re doing,” says Amy Hardberger, a water law professor at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. “Apparently we’re not doing very well.”

Another Big Corruption Case in Hidalgo County

Another mind-boggling corruption case out of Hidalgo County was revealed Wednesday, when a 13-count federal indictment was filed against the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Investigations in McAllen.  The DHS-OIG is tasked with investigating allegations of fraud and other …

Second Edition in San Antone

Saturday April 13 is a big day for books in Texas, as Austin’s long-running Texas Book Festival expands to San Antonio for a first-ever single-day event crammed with Texas authors at two venues: San Antonio’s Central Library and the Southwest …

In “Fetal Pain” Abortion Ban Debate, Both Sides Claim Scientific High Ground

After a long Wednesday considering airport security screenings and fireworks regulations, the House State Affairs Committee tried its hand at medical science, taking up Rep. Jodie Laubenberg’s proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks.