Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
The state's top offerings from hearing Philip Glass perform his score for "Dracula" at Jones Hall in Houston to hearing Natalie Maines and the Dixie Chicks at their only American tour date currently on their calendar.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Over the past two decades a movement to increase the importance of standardized testing in public schools has swept across the country. It was born in Texas. Is Texas also where it might die?
Friday, May 3, 2013
Houston, SMU, UTEP, Rice, UTSA, North Texas and Texas State will all have a shot at Jerry World the year it doesn't host a College Football Playoff championship or semi-final.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In an interview with Texas Monthly in Washington last week, the freshman congressman from El Paso weighed in on border security, U.S.-Mexico trade, and immigration reform.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The George W. Bush Presidential Center will be dedicated by the ex-prez this week and is opening to the public May 1. Visitors will get a chance to judge for themselves how history will view the 43rd president, and a new poll suggests his legacy will be more positive than you might think.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The state's top offering's, from hearing powerful poetry in Round Top to celebrating Willie's eightieth birthday and helping the citizens of West at a benefit concert in Austin.
Did you know lawmakers killed the state lottery this week? But no need to rush out and buy a roll of scratch-offs; legislators reconvened and approved a measure to keep the Texas Lottery Commission another decade.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
George W. Bush says he doesn’t have time to think about his legacy, but the rest of us have no such trouble. We asked some of the smartest people we could think of—prize-winning historians, presidential scholars, White House vets—to predict how 43 will be judged and to suggest what, if anything, he can still do about it.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
After the deadliest industrial accident in American history, the people of Texas City were angry—at the government, not the company that caused the catastrophe
The farming town and Czech community just north of Waco, known around the state for its kolaches, reels from last nights catastrophic fire and explosion, which left countless people injured and an unknown number dead.
On March 18, 1937, the residents of New London, southeast of Tyler, endured the worst small-town tragedy in U.S. history: an explosion at the combined junior-senior high school that killed some three hundred students and teachers.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The latest data from the Texas Workforce Commission shows that the state actually lost jobs last month. About 4,100. The total employment numbers have changed 0.0 percent. But still!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Sen. John Carona found his payday lending bill met with more opposition on the Senate floor than he had anticipated Thursday, prompting him to suggest that lobbyists were exercising undue influence over some of his colleagues.
Arrest warrant is issued for former Williamson County district attorney Ken Anderson, the man who prosecuted Michael Morton and helped put him in prison for nearly 25 years for a crime he didn't commit.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Bob Perry, the Houston homebuilder and mega contributor to Republican causes and, in the 2004 presidential race, the Swift Boat Vets, passed away at him home this weekend at the age of 80.
Higher educators in Texas are working to train great teachers and provide support and evaluation for teachers in the field—and the results are encouraging.