A new report finds that, when transportation costs are factored in, Texas’s biggest metros aren’t the bargain they often claim to be.
No matter that the federal government formally objects to his project and plans to build its own just two miles away.
Psych nurse Philippa Ashford was standing in her driveway when the bullet came down.
Immigrants in limbo under the “Remain in Mexico” program are prepared for the long haul.
New depositions from Jones and longtime editor Paul Joseph Watson reveal how Jones and his company, in the midst of numerous lawsuits, justified its decisions.
Rapper Brad Jordan, better known as Scarface from the Geto Boys, is running for Houston City Council. And he might actually win.
A.P. Merillat helped send at least 15 people to death row. On Wednesday, Travis Runnels will become the third this year to be executed, even though a former prison official calls Merillat’s testimony “bullshit.”
Unless rapid warming is halted, the teeming reefs of the Gulf will likely be decimated.
For the second time in a week, the pro-Trump group has been told to stand down.
Chip Roy, Chris Putnam, and the specters of Trump and Beto were also running this week.
To beat Sylvester Turner in the runoff, the flamboyant millionaire needs to be aggressive and smart. Instead, Buzbee’s campaign is lackluster.
Chad Wolf was in the Rio Grande Valley last week for a border wall photo-op, but over a meal of cordon bleu he heard from businesspeople about economic woes.
The former San Antonio mayor didn’t qualify, but he still made his presence felt.
The case, which has attracted huge amounts of attention, will go back to the trial court.
What Poncho Nevarez’s cocaine problem tells us about corruption and impunity at the Texas Capitol.
The eccentric megalawyer’s unpredictable and at times unintelligible speech claiming victory in Houston’s mayoral election has to be seen to be believed.
Spooked by the gun control debate, some rural Texas communities say they will defy ”unconstitutional” gun laws, though it’s not clear how they would do so.
One constitutional amendment on the ballot poses a question that often vexes lawmakers—short-term need, or long-term benefit?
Despite, or maybe because of, Mayor Sylvester Turner’s business-as-usual approach, the race is surprisingly contentious.
When Beto left Texas, he lost his way.
Crews have built a small section of steel fencing in Hidalgo County. Is it all for show?
As part of his campaign against Austin’s homelessness rules, Greg Abbott tweeted an old video of a non-homeless man having a mental health episode. His attorney says the governor is “retraumatizing” the man and his family.
A government agency finds human rights abuses, and a five-year high for abuses by Border Patrol agents.
The embattled speaker of the Texas House, Dennis Bonnen, calls it quits.
Gulf Coast citizen-activists collected 30 million plastic pellets in order to prove that Formosa was violating the Clean Water Act.
Saturday’s killing of a Fort Worth woman at the hands of a cop was followed by the usual selective shaping of the narrative by law enforcement.
Critics say it’s a political gimmick. It’s unclear when, or if, the administration can erect the steel barrier through the Rio Grande Valley.
Austin’s legalization of camping and sidewalk sleeping has stirred a backlash that obscures the progress some Texas cities have made in steering the homeless off the streets.
Bexar County leaders are grappling with rates of violence against women that exceed those in the state’s other major cities.
At a temp encampment in Matamoros, asylum seekers subject to Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy wait in fear and boredom.
John Cornyn and other Republicans are doing their best to explain away the Ukraine scandal, but their best just looks silly.
The straightforward circumstances of Jean's slaying proved too difficult for the jury to ignore.
What good is a law that promotes lawlessness?
After 76 days on hunger strike and almost a year in detention, Ajay Kumar has been released from ICE custody in El Paso.
For many years, taking on the senior Texas senator seemed like a fool's errand. But in 2020, Cornyn looks less than invincible.
But the event was also unsettling in the way it brought together two leaders—Trump and Modi—in an authoritarian embrace.
The storm’s consequences have been serious, but people affected by it have found ways to be joyful nonetheless.
Like many in Houston, I've fallen into a predictable pattern as I’ve adapted to the increasingly extreme weather here.
Situated on the frontlines of the immigration crisis, the Angry Tias y Abuelas group acts as the eyes and ears of the border.
Beaumont, Houston, and Jefferson County are being inundated by rain.
How Texans are taking on plastic pollution—one piece at a time.
At hearings in tent courtrooms this week, migrant families were confused and fearful about their prospects.
Beto vs. Julian, Castro tries to shank Biden, why the debate format sucks, and (bonus!) a snoozy Latinos for Trump rally.
In his plainspoken, hilariously vivid vernacular, the Texas oilman constantly spun tales about good times and bad.
Dallas-based writer and tortilla connoisseur José R. Ralat is one of five recent additions to our staff.
The lieutenant governor's pledge to "take an arrow" from the NRA is a surprise, but the move is not as politically risky as it looks.
There’s something dishonest in the state’s bureaucratic approach to killing its own citizens.
In a rare court hearing, detainees describe severe overcrowding, no access to legal assistance, and inadequate medical care in the hieleras.
He renounced his violent San Antonio childhood during 28 years behind bars. A new life and new love awaited him outside the prison gates.
Of the four major mass shooting suspects in Texas in recent years, the only one it would impact is the man who wants to die as soon as possible.