Austin city leaders want voters to approve a light rail system in November that can carry hundreds of people per hour in and out of downtown. But they have stopped listening to residents and instead listened to special interests.
If Austin were a person, a doctor would have told him many years ago that unless he changed his behavior, he was headed squarely in the direction of clogged arteries and life-threatening heart problems. That’s exactly where we are today.
Only five years after the Obama administration did the right thing and ended the barbaric practice of detaining families at Texas' T. Don Hutto Residential Center, we return to our unfortunate past.
Greg Abbott has always been more comfortable making this campaign about Wendy Davis than about the issues that Davis wants to discuss. The timing of Davis’ book release may have inadvertently helped him do just that.
Nearly 200,000 incidents of family violence were reported to Texas law enforcement officials in 2013, and more than 100 Texas women are killed by intimate partners every year. Many of these women can't get the help — or shelter — they need.
Texas — and every state — needs to focus its attention on high-quality pre-kindergarten education, delivered through a system of public and private partnerships.
Texas Child Protective Services is reluctant to admit it's underfunded, given the scrutiny the agency faces when its shortcomings are revealed. But that's no excuse for shortchanging vulnderable children.
Done right, assessment can be a positive force for teaching and learning.
Houston's new recycling plan has the potential to extend the city's pattern of discrimination by yet again placing a waste-removal facility in a minority neighborhood.