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Raising the Bars

by | Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 8:05 CST
What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?
The Big Brown power plant pictured above is one of seven coal plants at risk of shutting down in the next few years, according to the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen. by

Mine Games

With little more than a promise, the Texas Railroad Commission is trusting a struggling coal industry to pay for the cost of cleaning up old mines.

In mid-2014, Texas’ biggest utility, Energy Future Holdings, was about to file for bankruptcy, and Texas regulators suddenly had a big problem on their hands...Read More

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The Last Days of Tent City

As authorities prepared to evict its residents, a reporter spent six weeks in Dallas’ biggest homeless camp.

As Dallas authorities prepared to evict Tent City's residents, a reporter spent six weeks living among those who are being shuffled from one camp to the next....Read More

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Powering Down

The owner of Texas’ biggest fleet of coal-fired power plants is trying to wiggle out of paying its property taxes.

The owner of Texas’ biggest fleet of coal-fired power plants is trying to wiggle out of paying its property taxes....Read More

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Who Guards the Guardians?

Texas counties have stripped thousands of elderly and disabled citizens of their rights — and then forgotten about them.

Texas counties have stripped thousands of elderly and disabled citizens of their rights — and then forgotten about them....Read More

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