Deportations along Mexico’s southern border more than doubled between 2013 and 2015, forcing migrants into remote areas where many are robbed or exploited....Read More
Vanessa Lynn Gibson said that "the reality of the situation is emotionally devastating, and I won’t lie, I was so mad I couldn’t stop crying."...Read More
Hearing seeks solutions for courts’ weak safeguards for vulnerable Texans.
Lawmakers were stunned by reports that county courts pay little attention to guardianship cases, leaving vulnerable Texans open to abuse and theft....Read More
The 491-mile walk led to the first statewide minimum wage and effectively launched the farmworkers’ movement in Texas.
Austin demonstrators recreated part of 1966's 491-mile march for better farmworker conditions, which effectively led to the state's first minimum wage....Read More
“Each person who is trans goes through their own different things, and I wish more people would understand that.”
Student and artist Eri Reeves: "Each person who is trans goes through their own different things, and I wish more people would understand that.”...Read More
"We want her to be just like every other kid."
Katherine “Kat” Smith, 10 Christina, a registered nurse, and Ryan Smith, product marketing manager Lovejoy ISD, Allen *** Christina Smith: The story...Read More
"God makes no mistakes, and my child is fearfully and wonderfully made, just as the Scripture tells us."
Kimberly Shappley, mom of 5-year-old Kai: "God makes no mistakes, and my child is fearfully and wonderfully made, just as the Scripture tells us."...Read More
"The Texas state government is bullying my child."
Houstonian Ann Elder, whose son Ben is a 10-year-old transgender boy, tells the Observer: "The Texas state government is bullying my child."...Read More