The Aliso Canyon leak was big. The Barnett leaks, combined, are even bigger. But regulators in Texas have done very little to address this well-documented probl...Read More
Settle in this holiday season with a few staff-selected favorites from the last year. We'll be counting down with one story a day from now till the end of 2015....Read More
Gyna Bivens conceded that her plan for 'most wanted' panhandler posters may be 'somewhat illegal.'
To Bivens, though, this isn’t about compassion for the homeless. It’s about personal safety. On Facebook on Wednesday, Bivens shared a few stories of people...Read More
If the Lone Star State doesn't want to be like the Golden State, we're really doing it wrong.
Texas badly underinvests in health care, education and infrastructure at a time of extreme growth. It seems that, like California, we’ll further restrict our ...Read More
When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'
Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More
Ending predatory lending is a 'big jigsaw with a lot of pieces,' but one model, developed in the Valley, may solve part of the puzzle.
Commercial payday loans can carry interest rates in excess of 400 percent and must be repaid within months or weeks, often causing financially troubled customer...Read More