Do you know what it’s like to be hungry? Really hungry? To live with the constant stress over how to pay for food? To not know where your family’s next meal is coming from? To have to tell your children there is no dinner tonight?
More guns, particularly in the hands of those posing a risk to themselves or others, do not make us safer. We’re asking the governor to join us in protecting the lives of our fellow Texans.
The countless lawful gun owners of Texas are passionate about defending their rights, and we know that there will be constant attacks from the left to limit them. We will continue to reject that narrative and to work alongside our elected officials to pursue policies that increase safety by respecting liberty.
Pundits have long suggested the Latinx vote in Texas was a powder keg in Texas politics; strike the right political spark and it ignites an explosion. Yet, to date, the so-called sleeping giant has only slowly risen from its slumber.
Food waste happens at every point in the food system, but more than 43% of it happens in our homes, according to ReFED.
Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor.
Turning a struggling school into a good one requires systemic, long-term commitment from every educator, parent and community member. It does not happen overnight. It needs the support of the entire community, and mostly, it needs time.
The US Water Alliance advances policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all.
From agriculture to manufacturing, Texas’ economic success depends on trade with international partners. Mexico and Canada are the state’s largest international trade partners, and the digital trade provisions in USMCA will help give the Texas economy a strong boost as we venture further into the 21st century.
The state’s new deepfakes law, which was added to the election code, criminalizes “creating a deepfake video” or causing “a deepfake video to be published or distributed within 30 days of an election.” Such restrictions seem reasonable enough. But they cross free expression lines.
The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll of potential Democratic presidential primary election voters comes amid rising speculation from national political observers about Texas’s role in the 2020 election. We’ve chosen five first takes to explore based on the data.
We know the gun violence epidemic in this country reaches far beyond the tragic mass shootings that we seem to be accepting as commonplace. Domestic violence, accidental shootings, children getting their hands on irresponsibly stored weapons and suicides are robbing us of our mothers, brothers, babies and our soul as a country.
Let’s be clear: When Texas turns blue, it will not be because of one candidate or one campaign; it will be because we all decided to stand up and fight. It will be the victory of the folks in the field who are working to empower young people and make this state as good as its promise.
To ensure long-term grid resiliency for our fast-growing economy, ERCOT needs to adopt a pricing mechanism, such as a capacity charge, that acknowledges the value of base-load power plants.
Until now, perhaps the best-known incident of anti-Mexican violence was the Porvenir Massacre. On a January night in 1918, Texas Rangers shot and killed 15 Mexican men and boys in the Texas town of Porvenir, claiming without any proof that they had engaged in theft. More than a century later in El Paso, a man used the same racist tropes to massacre more than 20 innocent people.
Immigration is our story of origin, the heroic journey taken by our forebears, including those of the First Nations, whose ancestors had to cross the Bering Straits land bridge to get here. Immigration enlists all of the energy, imagination, and most of all, the courage and determination of those who undertake it when their present circumstances fall short.
We can change that. See how UT Southwestern is reversing this trend and saving lives.
We’re calling on Gov. Abbott to make the right choice with his next Texas Commission on Environmental Quality appointment. The oil industry already has representation on the TCEQ. How about the rest of us?
I hope that with cities working together, we can have a “carbon neutral” nation in my lifetime. But with so many lives and so much property in the balance, reforming the federal government’s financial response to natural disasters could, and should, happen much sooner.
The folks of the Hill Country aren’t just advocating for their own land, they’re advocating for all of Texas. We all need protection from bad actors exploiting regulatory holes. It’s time for the Texas Legislature to step up and implement a public routing process for large transmission pipelines, and common-sense protections for our landowners, our communities and our environment.