In a surprising turn of events, the candidate that raised the least amount of money and had the lower profile won the most votes in the Democratic primary for Congressional District 21.
Mary Wilson, a former math teacher running for Congressional District 21, raised a measly $40,000 over the last year. She had a handful of profiles in Science magazine, Dame and KUT. In comparison, Joseph Kopser raised about $770,000, received a … Read More
A recording of a prominent Texas energy lobbyist’s recent speech to insiders provides an unvarnished look at what Big Oil considers its biggest accomplishments from the 2017 legislative session.
When Texas lawmakers passed a bill last year banning drones from flying near animal feedlots and oil and gas facilities, proponents said it was needed to protect critical infrastructure from terrorists. But critics suspected that the bill was intended to … Read More
أكبر من أن يتم تغريمه، وأصغر من أن يُقاوِم. تستهدف وكالة البيئة في تكساس أصحاب الاعمال الصغيرة من أجل مخالفات وانتهاكات حفظ سجلات بسيطة، بينما تترك المقصرين الكبار من الشركات الكبرى تنجو بفعلتها بكل سهولة. by بواسطة نافينا ساداسيفام @NaveenaSivam … Read More
In the spring of 2016, a mutual friend introduced me to a former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) employee. The ex-staffer had recently quit their job at the agency in part because of the way it treated small business … Read More
In a gerrymandered district that leans Republican, Democratic candidates are clashing over the best strategy to win without compromising progressive values.
At a recent Democratic candidate forum in Bandera, congressional hopefuls in south-central Texas’ 21st District were asked about border security. Joseph Kopser, a tech entrepreneur and Iraq War veteran, surprised some attendees with his answer. “It is not just a … Read More
In the Texas Legislature, Sexual Harassment Complaints are Rarely Filed, Haphazardly Maintained and Then Destroyed
Despite the Legislature’s reputation for sexism and sexual harassment, there are no official complaints on record in either chamber. What’s happening to allegations?
Late last year, amid a national reckoning over sexual misconduct in politics, media and entertainment, reports surfaced of a pervasive culture of sexual harassment at the Texas Capitol. The problem has been widespread and women appear to have such little … Read More
Senate Democrats vowed to give the Trump administration a fight over her nomination.
After a long and contentious U.S. Senate confirmation process, Kathleen Hartnett White has been kicked to the curb. White, it appears, has proven too extreme even for the Trump administration. More than 80 days after White was nominated, the White … Read More
The average temperature in Texas last year was 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit above average.
At least the summer wasn’t too brutal. Other than a merely somewhat-above-average summer, 2017 proved to be another record-breaking year of weather extremes in Texas. We hardly had a winter, with the warmest February on record. That month, 42 weather stations … Read More