Vandals leave racist messages and a Nazi symbol after breaking into a house, and the media fails to mention it. When can we talk about racism?
It’s a great step, but what it amounts to in practice isn’t quite clear.
Illustrations by Nicki Longoria. Click to enlarge. Elsewhere in this month’s issue, our political team considers which state legislators have earned our respect and which ones remind us why the stately granite building at Twelfth Street and Congress Avenue has long been the butt of countless…
UNT and SMU are among the handful of schools in the country where fans can get drunk while they’re at the game—and new UT President Greg Fenves wants Darrell K. Royal Stadium to join them.
Farewell, sweet bronc.
Time-out is an age-old punishment. But do the controversial “calm rooms” and “focus rooms” employed in Plano and New Braunfels go too far?
More McConaughfacts for you to bring up at the next McConaissance Faire.
Solid reporting from the University of Texas School of Journalism investigates the gender and racial makeup of law enforcement in Texas.
Alyssa Michalke was recently named the first female commander of Texas A&M’s corps of cadets. It’s been a long time coming.
A small high school in Crane, Texas, just confirmed that 20 of its 300 students have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, spurring a revisitation of the district’s abstinence-only sex education curriculum.
There is something weird going on in Christoval ISD.
“It’s not about french fries, it’s about freedom,” ag commissioner Sid Miller said.
Reaction to the Texas State student’s performance art project ranged from supportive to critical.
The way Texas punishes truancy is downright Kafka-esque—and it’s finally getting a lot of attention.
A Houston-area high school chose to drop a policy that would have required all female prom guests to submit photos of their dresses for “pre-approval.”
A Facebook post documenting a Texas student’s dress code violation went viral earlier this month, but the school hasn’t and probably won’t change its policy.
An unnamed teacher at Foster High School, in Richmond, distributed a lesson that included “If taken hostage by radical Islamists, what to do,” and a very broad estimate of how many jihadists there are around the world.
A Brazoria County task force executed a 21 Jump Street-style sting in area high schools over the past several months, culminating in the arrests of six students.
In the aftermath of the racist Sigma Alpha Epsilon video, Texas is in no position to throw stones at Oklahoma. And we are not alone in that, sadly.
If, as Mr. T once said, you need to “be somebody, or be somebody’s fool,” the people behind the Austin tech start-up #BeSomebody appear to have made the wrong choice.
The school district claimed in a letter that they believed that the bleeding incidents were caused by “severe anxiety;” the woman and her doctor have documentation showing that it was an emergency stemming from a problem with her IUD. But should it even matter what exactly caused her medical emergency?
That’s very nice of you, George. Now where is Book Six???
Austin Wallis posted a video to YouTube this week that details his difficult experience of being gay in a private, Lutheran school in Houston.
A few of our brainiest school’s most brazen assaults on common sense, good taste, and sacred Collies.
Who knew part of the curriculum in South Texas schools would involve teaching parents the difference between fact and fiction?
Not long after a Duncanville teacher was fired for tweeting "kill yourselves" to "crackers" who wanted to argue with her opinions about Ferguson, another teacher, this time in Houston, is under fire for using racially-charged language.
The six-foot-four junior has already made a fan of LeBron James.
After an absurdly divisive process, the UT-RGV mascot debate has ended with an absurdly divisive name.
The existential threat to football comes from parents who are terrified of their children suffering from CTE in their thirties and forties. In the East Texas small city of Marshall, a coach is trying to mitigate that concern.
A 23-year-old UT-D graduate at Google allegedly attempted to extort nude photos from his former classmates by posing as a breast researcher.
How the merger of two South Texas universities has stirred some complicated feelings about a fuzzy bronco.
Residents and alumni hate all the suggestions, Valley cities are passing resolutions to call their neighbors out, and somehow "Bears" is still a viable option.
After the 8th grade valedictorian dissed his school superintendent during graduation, both the school and a federal judge agreed that the incoming freshman needed to pay a price.
The family provided documentation proving that keeping his hair long was part of their religion. But should they have had to?
University of Texas regent Wallace Hall has been accused of leading a witch hunt against UT-Austin president William Powers. But the Dallas investor insists he's doing his job. And he doesn't care what you think.
On the list of sunscreen-related dangers, that's probably not the biggest worry most people have.
Robert Duncan, master of the Texas Senate, considers a new line of work.
Welcome the Wolf Pack, the, uh, Texans, and the... Huskies? That can't be right—wait, no, it's the Huskies.
At 94 years old, debate icon Thomas Freeman has taught everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to Barbara Jordan.
The university's chancellor wars.
A day in the life of a child actress getting a full public education for free online.
An emergency response drill that simulated a lockdown situation at an Austin middle school has parents trying to understand what happened.
How budget cuts are affecting the number of open teaching positions in our public schools.
When "professional speaker and best-selling author" Justin Lookadoo—whose faith-based dating books and websites includes advice like "dateable girls know when to shut up" and "men of God are wild, not domesticated"—spoke at Richardson High School yesterday, parents were concerned about the messages their children would be receiving. But the students made it clear to the world that they weren't buying it.
The new University of Texas campus opening in the Rio Grande Valley in the fall of 2015 is beginning to establish its identity—starting with the name.
Dallas high school teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for Playboy when she was 18—and the photos were discovered over the weekend. But the number of people who've posed for racy pictures in an Instagrammed world means it's time to ask: how much longer will this be a big deal?
Like any political battle in Texas, the ongoing fight over the evolution in the state's science classes features colorful characters worth getting to know.
Diane Ravitch’s scorched-earth critique of high-stakes testing and education reform.
Hispanics now comprise nearly 51 percent of the state's student body.
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?