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by Michael Barajas

In San Antonio, Cops Punch Down

Supervisors say a San Antonio cop was justified in punching an unarmed 14-year-old girl in the face.

The San Antonio Police Department’s use-of-force manual encourages officers to “attempt to de-escalate tense situations.” De-escalation apparently didn’...Read More

by Christopher Collins

Fanning The Flames

The same conservation efforts that saved Texas from the Dust Bowl may have opened the door to a new man-made disaster.

Fanning the Flames The same conservation efforts that saved Texas from the Dust Bowl may have opened the door to a new man-made disaster. At just past 8 p.m. on...Read More

Greg Abbott accepted the Site Selection Governor's Cup in March, but neglected to mention the behind-the-scenes corporate handouts that made Texas a frontrunner for the honor.by Sophie Novack

Despite Self-Congratulation, Lawmakers Did Virtually Nothing about Maternal Mortality Crisis

Governor Greg Abbott said he was “committed to doing everything we can to combat the maternal mortality rate,” but lawmakers ignored specific recommendations to reduce pregnancy-related deaths.

Jen Reel From the way the governor and top Republican lawmakers have been talking, you’d think the Legislature was taking bold steps toward solving the state...Read More

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