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Trump’s USDA Lets Animal Abusers Off the Hook

by | Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 9:41 CST
A South Texas facility has been repeatedly penalized for violating animal treatment standards. Under newly loosened rules, will it and other offenders be held to account next time?
Seagulls fly at the proposed site for a liquefied natural gas export facility along the Brownsville Ship Channel. by

Bridge to Nowhere

Where the Texas Gulf Coast meets Mexico, a trio of fossil fuel companies is planning an industrial complex the likes of which Texas’ Rio Grande Valley has never seen.

Where the Texas Gulf Coast meets Mexico, a trio of fossil fuel companies is planning an industrial complex the likes of which Texas’ Rio Grande Valley has nev...Read More

Lavinia Masters at her home in Lewisville. by

Thousands of Rape Kits in Texas Went Untested For Years. Lavinia Masters Is Ending That.

The Lavinia Masters Act, which goes into effect in September, is the culmination of more than ten years of Masters’ advocacy in Texas, where a backlog of about 20,000 untested rape kits was identified in 2011.

Lavinia Masters was 13 years old when a stranger raped her at knifepoint in her Dallas bedroom. For more than two decades, her rape kit—the evidence collected...Read More

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They Persisted

An unprecedented number of first-time female candidates ran for office in Texas in 2018—and lost. Now, many of those women are running again.

These candidates are back in the ring to prove that 2018 wasn’t a singular “year of the woman.” by Megan Kimble September 2, 2019  Early on Novembe...Read More

Native milkweed plants nurtured by Barbara Keller-Willy are close to dispersing seeds. The green seed pods aren't ready yet. by

The Butterfly Effect

As monarch populations continue to decline, a grassroots movement of native milkweed stewards is emerging across Texas.

As monarch populations continue to decline, a grassroots movement of native milkweed stewards is emerging across Texas. by Lindsay Stafford Mader August 12, 201...Read More

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