“We are being rolled by the Senate, and trans children are part of that bargain,” said Representative Celia Israel.
In the final days of the 85th Texas Legislature, the House bent to the will of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick by approving a version of the anti-transgender ba...Read More
“We saw what happened whenever prisons were privatized,” the caseworker told the Observer.
Vivian Farinazzo For Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworkers, no two days are exactly the same. Jennifer, a CPS worker in Houston, juggles more than a dozen...Read More
From Rachel Pearson's "No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine," this excerpt is featured in our April issue.
We Were the Safety Net As a medical student in Galveston, Rachel Pearson learned as much in her work at St. Vincent’s, a student-run charity clinic, as in...Read More
Hundreds marched against the anti-'sanctuary cities' bill that many say could tear immigrant families apart.
On Mother's Day, more than a hundred protesters march from Austin City Hall to the Governor's Mansion in protest of Senate Bill 4 — the anti-&qu...Read More
Nine in 10 Texas farmworkers lack access to licensed housing, and many live without running water, electricity or ventilation.
Nine in 10 Texas farmworkers lack access to licensed housing, and many live without running water, electricity or ventilation....Read More
“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
Protesters were charged with a Class B misdemeanor and released to a crowd of cheering supporters.
In wake of the ‘Show Me Your Papers’ bill, Texans take to the state Capitol for International Workers’ Day. ...Read More
Lawmakers gave heartfelt speeches about their experiences as minorities, immigrants and children of immigrants on the Texas House floor Wednesday during heated ...Read More