Laura Marie Thompson
A GOP member of the Texas House went rogue with an anti-immigrant amendment, and it wasn’t pretty.
A GOP member of the Texas House went rogue with an anti-immigrant amendment, and it wasn’t pretty. Read More
Texas’ child welfare system is caught in a cycle of crisis. Will lawmakers learn from their past mistakes?
Texas’ child welfare system is caught in a cycle of crisis. Will lawmakers learn from their past mistakes? Read More
It was a year of fake news, nonsensical tweets and non-apologies galore.
If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that one late-night Twitter outburst can leave the entire country reeling for days to come. But President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t alone in his ill-advised posting. Here are 10 times prominent Texans made us hang … Read More
Students of color and children with special needs were disproportionately affected by law enforcement’s involvement in schools.
Despite the Texas Legislature’s efforts to curb the school-to-prison pipeline, law enforcement still plays a major role in disciplining students for minor infractions. Read More
Hundreds of protesters turn out to support ‘Aggie Values’ during white nationalist event on campus White nationalist Richard Spencer faced a volatile audience, at least 1,000 protesters and a university-sanctioned “unity” event during his speech at Texas A&M University on … Read More
The agency’s blanket ban on issuing certifications puts an already vulnerable group in a precarious situation.
For the past eight months, Texas Child Protective Services has quietly rejected requests for help from undocumented children who are the victims of crime. Read More
Advocates say Patrick's faith-based plan to offer foster care 'support' isn't a substitute for shoring up the state program.
Leaders from Christian congregations joined Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and other lawmakers at the Capitol to discuss the state's child welfare crisis. Read More
Protesters in Halloween gear gathered outside the governor’s address to an anti-abortion lobby group in Austin.
Protesters wearing Halloween gear gathered outside the governor’s address to an anti-abortion group, where he promised to further defund Planned Parenthood. Read More