The religious right’s desperate new messaging strategy speaks to the shifting dynamics around LGBTQ equality at the Texas Legislature.
In hopes of protecting their religious right to discriminate against LGBTQ people, Texas conservatives have turned to a perplexing new message this legislative ...Read More
Some South Texas residents, including those protected from border wall construction by Congress' new proposal, aren't convinced the bargain's a victory for the region they call home.
Late Wednesday, a group of congressional negotiators released the text of a much-anticipated border security compromise meant to stave off a government shutdown...Read More
The Border Debate is Changing at the Capitol. With Newfound Influence, Can Democrats Go Beyond Playing Defense?
With more than a dozen new Democrats in the Legislature, opponents of Trump’s wall and the state’s long-running border surge want to focus on facts, not warped rhetoric.
In between singing Texas’ economic praises and listing his emergency items for this legislative session, Governor Greg Abbott named another pet priority durin...Read More
Parents in a low-income neighborhood claim the school district is putting their children at risk by sending them to a campus where researchers found lead levels posing a “moderate to high risk” in 2016.
Hilda Villegas’ daughters Bernice and Katherine are grown now, but she still shudders when she thinks about their years at Frederick Douglass Elementary Schoo...Read More
On its 430-mile path to the Gulf, the natural gas pipeline would gash the iconic Hill Country, a region relatively free from oil and gas development.
The golden-cheeked warbler — a compact, yellow-headed songbird that migrates from Mexico to Central Texas each March — is in trouble. The endangered species...Read More
A South Texas nature refuge's 14-month legal battle against the feds was derailed as Congress moves to shield the refuge and Trump declares an emergency.
UPDATE: A federal judge on Thursday dismissed the National Butterfly Center’s lawsuit and motion for a restraining order against the Trump administration over...Read More
As more and more rural Texas communities become “news deserts," the civic life of small towns is suffering too.
For the last eight years, Cochran County, a square of farming and ranching country in the High Plains, has gone without a local newspaper. The weekly Morton Tri...Read More
The requirements “purportedly honor dignity of the unborn at the expense of the dignity of the women whose religious and personal freedom they curtail,” a collection of religious organizations wrote in a recent court filing.
It’s been years since Dr. Karen Swenson stopped doing miscarriage management at Seton, a Catholic hospital in Austin. That’s because of Seton’s longtime b...Read More
The feds are moving on Starr County land that they don’t have funding to build on yet. Congress could still stop them.
Texas Teacher Could Lose Her Home If Trump Gets Any More Border Wall Funding The feds are moving on Starr County land that they don’t have funding to build on...Read More