Texas student commits suicide after Title IX kangaroo court
Texas student commits suicide after Title IX kangaroo court
Ashe Schow | April 10, 2017
Will the suicide of a Texas college student following an improperly conducted Title IX investigation be the straw that finally breaks the camel's back?
School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’
School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’
Kenric Ward | March 24, 2017
“There are people who want more money for schools, but only if there’s something for parents," says former school lobbyist Allan Parker.
Travis County sheriff cannot verify release of criminal illegals
Travis County sheriff cannot verify release of criminal illegals
Kenric Ward | March 23, 2017
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail.
Texas property taxes will keep climbing under SB 2
Texas property taxes will keep climbing under SB 2
Kenric Ward | March 22, 2017
Homeowners in just 10 of 34 cities and counties would realize any savings under Senate Bill 2, passed by the Senate Tuesday.
Houston pension bill moves ahead, despite flaws
Houston pension bill moves ahead, despite flaws
Jon Cassidy | March 21, 2017
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner went to Austin Monday to convince lawmakers that he has hit upon a solution to Houston’s $8.1 billion pension problem. His answer is math — really complicated but ultimately pointless math.
Election voided over free glowsticks at Texas A&M
Election voided over free glowsticks at Texas A&M
Jon Cassidy | March 20, 2017
Some bureaucrats-in-training at Texas A&M have revoked the results of the election for student body president over some orange, pink, yellow and purple glowsticks.
Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking
Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking
Kevin Glass | March 20, 2017
The legislature is considering requiring wines to use 100 percent home-grown grapes to use a "made in Texas" label.
Paxton prosecutors mocked for threatening to quit
Paxton prosecutors mocked for threatening to quit
Jon Cassidy | March 17, 2017
The special prosecutors pursuing Attorney General Ken Paxton threatened to withdraw if the upcoming trial is not postponed until they get paid.
Bus-stop merry-go-round invites an unholy mess
Bus-stop merry-go-round invites an unholy mess
Kenric Ward | March 16, 2017
In its ever-shifting placement of bus shelters, VIA has a stop 250 feet east of St. Joseph’s Church and had one 100 feet west.
Covering their assets, local officials bash property tax relief
Covering their assets, local officials bash property tax relief
Kenric Ward | March 15, 2017
Is the sky falling or not? Can SB2 be an existential threat to localities, but mere chump change to taxpayers?