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The Next Census Could Determine the Future of Port Arthur

1 month ago

Texas Had a State Office That Could Have Investigated Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Cases. Lawmakers Defunded it Three Years Ago.

1 month ago

The COVID-19 Disaster Has Made a Mess of Texasâ Open Government Rules

1 month ago

âIâm in Limbo Hereâ: Texans Are Met with an Overwhelmed and Antiquated State Unemployment System

1 month ago

A âStay-at-Homeâ Order by Any Other Name

2 months ago

The New U.S. Food Safety Czar is a Texas Researcher with Close Ties to the Meat Industry

2 months ago

Editorial: Air Pollution Was Already Killing Us. Then Came the Coronavirus. Why Wonât the EPA Act?

29 days ago

City Nature Challenge Can Help Us Find Resilience and Mindfulness at Home

1 month ago

Lessons on the Long Game from Goose Islandâs Whooping Cranes

1 month ago

COVID-19 is Buying Time for Gulf Coast Towns Fighting Oil and Gas Projects

2 months ago

COVID-19 Could Be a âDouble Whammyâ for Those in Pollution Hotspots

2 months ago

Coronavirus is Exposing the Faulty Foundations of the Texas Fracking Industry

2 months ago

Bajo el Agua

1 month ago

Along the Border, Witnesses of Smuggling Crimes Are Being Held in Detention, Despite Coronavirus Concerns

1 month ago

In Migrants Camps Along the Texas-Mexico Border, Close Quarters and Closing Borders Raise Concerns

2 months ago

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration on 'Remain in Mexico'

2 months ago

Following a Protest, ICE Moves Asylum-Seekers For the Second Time in Two Weeks

2 months ago

Trumpâs Wall May Have to Avoid Multiple Historic Cemeteries

2 months ago

Why Is APD Responding to Mental Health Crises like Violent Crimes?

1 day ago

How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons

22 days ago

Texas Health Officials Undercount COVID-19 Cases by Excluding Some Prisoners Who Tested Positive

28 days ago

Greg Abbottâs Power Grab on Bail Reform

1 month ago

Raise a Glass to the Class of COVID-19

17 days ago

Tough Decisions Ahead for School Leaders in Rural Texas

2 months ago

âAlmost Akin to a Political Coupâ: Houston Teachers Fight Back Against State Takeover of HISD

4 months ago

The Creature of Martin Creek Lake Wonât Die

4 months ago

The Cost of Carve-Outs

4 months ago

Texas Legislature Improves Suicide Prevention in Schools, but Makes Little Progress for Adults

4 months ago

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Battling COVID-19, and the Governor, as Texas Reopens

7 days ago

With Storage Space Evaporating, the Oil and Gas Industry Will Get to Put Its Products Back Underground

15 days ago

Home Wasnât Safe. Then COVID-19 Made It Seem Like the Only Option.

17 days ago

Is Texas Inflating Its COVID-19 Testing Numbers by Including Antibody Tests?

17 days ago

Texas Has Stopped Kicking Thousands of Kids Off Medicaid Each Month During the Pandemic, but Advocates Point to Delays for New Enrollees

17 days ago

Lawrence Wright Embraces Pandemic Panic in âThe End of Octoberâ

27 days ago

Is it Time to Rethink Texas Suburbia?

1 month ago

Whatâs a Bookstore for?

1 month ago

In âAll I Ever Wanted,â Kathy Valentine Reclaims Her Narrative

1 month ago

A New Book on the Sutherland Springs Shooting Explores Resilience, Forgiveness, and Grace

2 months ago

âTrust Meâ Tackles Politics, Power, and Perception

2 months ago

In a Pandemic, Poor Defendants Could Pay With Their Lives

2 months ago

Loneliness in the Age of Coronavirus

2 months ago

âCheerâ Takes an Overlooked Sport Off the Sidelines

4 months ago

Author Saeed Jones on Empathy, the Power of Memoir, and Growing up Gay in North Texas

4 months ago

Remembering W.S. Merwin, Honorary Texan

4 months ago

Lost in Limbo in the Hays County Jail

4 months ago

Houston Poet Analicia Soteloâs Debut Smashes Latino Stereotypes

4 months ago

Texas Republicansâ Pandemic Performance Is True to Form

2 months ago

Texas Democratic and Republican Parties Spar Over How to Hold Elections During a Pandemic

2 months ago

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Exposed Abbottâs Hypocrisy On Local Control

2 months ago

How Christian Nationalism Moved from the Fringe to the White House

2 months ago