Just two years ago, Michael Morton was still in prison for a crime he didn’t commit—the murder of his wife. He was finally exonerated in December 2011 after serving 25 years and has since worked tirelessly to ensure that others don’t …
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Each of the last two sessions, House members shot down the Senate’s proposals for raising Texas’ cap on charter schools—but a vote this afternoon put an end to the curse, as the House approved Senate Bill 2.
If 80 percent of Texans support enacting term limits on office holders, that’s a staggering number of voters that were outright ignored yesterday in the House with the failure of this resolution.
Sudden pressure from Gov. Rick Perry has put budget negotiations on the rocks as lawmakers argue over $700 million for schools.
As a more-or-less-native Houstonian and longtime resident now removed from the city of bayous, I take a certain rubbernecking joy in watching my hometown’s convoluted relationship with the facts of itself. Especially as exemplified by the city’s constant struggle to …
The author of a pioneering blog about Mexico’s drug war has said that she has fled the country and that her blog partner has gone missing.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has approved $1.2 billion in tax breaks to her campaign contributors since 2006, according to the Austin-based nonprofit Texans for Public Justice.
The Lead: Lawmakers negotiated late into the night in an attempt to finalize the 2014-2015 state budget. Conference committee members have agreed on a number of spending issues, including how much money to put into public education ($3.2 billion) and …
Empty Texas schools intrigue me. The quiet spaces, the old water fountains and chalkboards, the big windows casting natural light.
The House approved an amendment allowing college student groups to discriminate in their membership.