Texas Legislature Stories
Foster kids live at the juncture of two broken systems, and the state is slow to find a solution.
Growing up in foster care, Reyna Mondragon fought to survive a broken and neglected system. Now, she advocates to help give other foster kids a better life....Read More
Chris Faulkner brings his brand of bravado and lots of cash to the Texas Capitol. So, what's he really after?
The man who calls himself the Frack Master has become the media's go-to Texas voice in favor of fracking, but it wasn't until he got involved in politics that h...Read More
Like an obstinate weed that just won't die, the debate over school vouchers returned to the Capitol for the 11th straight legislative session on Thursday....Read More
On Thursday, the Senate Education Committee debated changing a law that would make it easier for parents to make changes at low-performing schools....Read More
Opponents of open carry and campus carry say their access to lawmakers has sometimes been limited, even as the most extreme gun activists get meetings with top elected officials.
Opponents of open carry and campus carry say their access to lawmakers has sometimes been limited, even as the most extreme gun activists get meetings with top ...Read More
A new report by Texas Appleseed finds Texas prosecutes kids for truancy twice as often as all other states combined, targeting minorities....Read More
A visitor to the Capitol gleans a particular story of Texas from the monuments and plaques: one that celebrates the state’s involvement in the Civil War and o...Read More