“I would’ve preferred a more robust bill, but I’m happy — I’m elated — that there is a bill,” said author Garnet Coleman, D-Houston.
The version of the Sandra Bland Act that unanimously passed the Texas Senate Thursday afternoon isn’t the uncompromising criminal justice overhaul it was once...Read More
“Denying [kids] access to things they need or forcing your culture on them at the expense of theirs is not in the best interest of the children,” one foster parent said.
Patricia Murphy, a single foster mother in Austin who is certified to care for the children with the highest needs in the state, says her guiding principle is t...Read More
After gaining the support of most House members last week, a bill legalizing medical marijuana was declared dead Tuesday night by its authors — a Republican a...Read More
A bill to allow severely ill or disabled patients to use medical cannabis has growing, bipartisan support. But time is running out for passage.
UPDATE: After a big bipartisan push on and off the House floor Friday, Public Health Committee Chair Four Price, R-Amarillo, called an impromptu meeting to vot...Read More
SB 4 will scare more immigrants away from accessing reproductive health care, critics say.
Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, Nancy Cárdenas Peña often worried that her undocumented parents wouldn’t make it home. She feared being pulled over by ...Read More
Whole Woman’s Health is accepting appointments in Austin this week while about two dozen other clinics remain closed in the wake of HB 2.
Nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck two major provisions from Texas’ sweeping anti-abortion law, the clinic at the center of the case is emerg...Read More
Proposed solutions do little to address the underlying issue — health coverage for women.
State Representative Armando Walle, a Democrat from Houston and an Astros fan, has an analogy that he uses to describe the social safety net for pregnant Texas ...Read More
Clinton spoke about stopping the crisis in Syria, the Trump administration and how the Lone Star State could be “as blue as the Texas sky.”
Clinton spoke about stopping the crisis in Syria, the Trump administration and how the Lone Star State could be “as blue as the Texas sky.”...Read More
Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers Threaten to Stop Services if ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Doesn’t Pass
‘We're so busy fighting over social issues that we don't actually address abuse happening to children,’ one opponent of the bill said.
‘We're so busy fighting over social issues that we don't actually address abuse happening to children,’ one opponent of the bill said....Read More