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‘Almost Akin to a Political Coup’: Houston Teachers Fight Back Against State Takeover of HISD

by | Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 17:55 CST
In a last-ditch effort to stop a state takeover of Texas’ largest school district, the Houston teachers union is suing the state for disenfranchising voters of color.
The Martin Lake power plant in Tatum. by

The Creature of Martin Creek Lake Won’t Die

The Martin Lake coal plant in East Texas is the biggest sulfur dioxide polluter in the nation. And unlike other regional super-polluters, this one is still chugging along.

From above, the Creature takes the shape of a spider: Its eyes are smokestacks, its legs spindly railways stretching from the semicircle of clearcut pines into ...Read More

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The Cost of Carve-Outs

Lawmakers passed an omnibus school finance and property tax reform bill this session, but didn’t include a way to pay for it past 2021. One place to look: corporate tax breaks.

Just before Memorial Day weekend, lawmakers inked an $11.6 billion school finance and property tax reform package. The passage of House Bill 3, which includes a...Read More

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‘The Wolf is in the Henhouse’

A former Secret Service agent pledges to do whatever it takes to secure schools in Texas City ISD — and he couldn’t care less what you think.

‘The Wolf is in the Henhouse’ A former Secret Service agent pledges to do whatever it takes to secure schools in Texas City ISD — and he couldn’t care l...Read More

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