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Free Lunch

Forget about the governor’s slush funds. Texas’ biggest corporate welfare program is one you’ve probably never heard of — and it’s growing every year.

Texas' largest corporate welfare program lets school districts give away unlimited tax breaks — more than $7 billion so far — with only loose state oversigh...Read More

wind energy The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the federal government from implementing new clean power regulations, thanks to a lawsuit brought by Texas and 24 other states. by

Winds of Change

Scare-mongering claims about Texas' electric grid capacity haven't yet played out, despite record-setting winds.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says 'human ingenuity' will allow it to integrate record amounts of wind-generated energy into the grid....Read More

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No Place for Old Men

Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense.

Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense....Read More

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‘Go Back to Islam’

When hatred collides with Texas’ Stand Your Ground law, the result is fatal.

A Houston widow is still trying to process the shooting death of her husband, who she believes was killed not in self-defense, but out of Islamophobic rage....Read More

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