A name tacitly positions a child as a proving ground where historic aspirations, contemporary realities, and the child’s own needs vie for salience.
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in private drinking water wells near natural gas wells in North Texas’ Barnett Shale. The scientists analyzed samples from 100 wells, both inside and outside of the Barnett Shale.
Just in time for the lieutenant governor’s race, politicians are blustering over a fresh wave of CSCOPE outrage: the much-maligned lessons may now be free for any teacher to use.
There is a lot to criticize about Texas media, so when a brave project on an underreported topic appears in the San Antonio Express-News, it is worth taking note.
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is facing three Republican challengers, three conservative white men each with his own brand of whacky.
The fact that Byrd’s producers are unwilling to screen the film in its subject’s hometown, fearing racist backlash, may be proof enough of its importance.
This morning Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast (the affiliate in charge of those three shuttered clinics) will pay $1.4 million in a settlement for Medicaid fraud.
For all its shit-kicking egalitarianism and snorting at Yankee snobs, there is something about Texas that induces reverence for royalty.
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 apparently chronic wounds from the “Texas vs. New York” culture wars. Warning: the cursing in that …