3 days ago | Political Animals
When Donald Trump stepped onto the stage at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night and accepted the Republican nomination for president, it seemed certain that something interesting was about to happen. After all, the night before, o...
4 days ago | Environment
These days, everyone knows about the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site. The toxic pits have been nestled in the ground for years now. But it's easy to forget that this mess was deliberately created more than 40 years ago. Back in the 196...
4 days ago | Political Animals
For a moment there it looked like Sen. Ted Cruz was going to pull it off. There he was onstage at the Republican National Convention at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. After name-checking Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump exactly once, Cruz was wo...
Texas Central's Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train Line Is a Texas Regulatory Problem, Federal Regulator Says5 days ago | Texas
Despite the best efforts of Texas Central Partners to get federal regulators involved in the project, the proposed Houston-to-Dallas bullet train line will be almost entirely a Texas issue. And that may work out just fine for Texas Central, the co...
5 days ago | Political Animals
Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he would not be attending the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland, Ohio, due to the second- and third-degree burns he sustained while on vacation with his family. Abbott got the burns from sc...
State Board of Education Should Not Approve a Crummy Mexican-American Studies Textbook, Coalition Says6 days ago | Education
At one point last year various Texas organizations were criticizing the State Board of Education for not offering a Mexican-American studies class. That prompted SBOE members to sign off on the creation of a Mexican-American studies textbook,...