On Saturday, a diverse crowd of 150 showed up in Vidor, once known as a Klan stronghold, to turn their backs on the town's past.
At 16, Ayala was just beginning to learn about social movements when police shot him in the head with a ”less-lethal” weapon.
Hours after the Austin City Council held an emergency meeting on police use of force, demonstrators gathered near APD headquarters.
A little girl responds to unspeakable loss, the governor de-escalates, black trail-riders take Discovery Green, Ted Cruz’s craven response to military force, and a guy with a sword in Deep Ellum.
“There Are No Checks and Balances”: Two Texas Criminal Justice Experts on the Fight for Police Reform
Scott Henson and Chas Moore have been working for years to stop police brutality. They say that sweeping, systemic change is needed.
He has become a national celebrity for publicly supporting the George Floyd protests. But Acevedo’s record is decidedly less progressive than his rhetoric.
How San Marcos Went From ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policing to Requiring That Officers Release Low-Level Offenders
Despite opposition from the local police union, the city passed Texas's most expansive ‘cite-and-release’ policy.
“I Can’t Believe This Is America”: On the Front Lines With the Volunteers Tending to Austin’s Injured Protesters
They thought they’d be treating heat exhaustion this weekend. Then police started firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds.
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the legislator and medical doctor weighs in on Texas’s reopening, masks, and Trump’s reelection chances.
A month ago Philip Archibald was a frustrated small business owner locked inside his Dallas home. Now he commands a heavily armed network of anti-lockdown vigilantes, some with extremist leanings.
The disparity is even more stark when you consider that Wyoming is just one of 35 states with a smaller population than the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex alone.
A new documentary urges viewers to see McCorvey’s essential humanity, not just her role as a symbol in the abortion wars.
As the coronavirus first spread throughout the Texas's ICE facilities, migrants grew increasingly desperate for release.
Laredo cardiologist Ricardo Cigarroa is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, making house calls and “dealing hard doses of truth.”
With a virus-infected economy and an oil bust to boot, the Texas model is facing an unprecedented crisis.
Governor Abbott’s phase two reopenings signal a hope from leaders that maybe this all will just work out, somehow.
While the rest of Houston’s legal community was adapting to COVID-19, DA Kim Ogg was determined to find who leaked an internal document.
As our understanding of the disease has evolved, so have the models and advice from experts.
The resignation of a key election official serves as a warning about the dangers of conducting elections in person during the coronavirus pandemic.
As far as PR stunts go, this one has been lucrative.
Showdown at the Salon: How Hairdressing Became the Thing We Fight About in the Middle of the Pandemic
The Shelley Luther saga gave Texas politicians an excuse to change the conversation, and deflect blame.
From Mattress Mack to that Austin guy who pushed a park ranger into the lake, the pandemic is bringing out the best and worst in people.
The question is making its way through the courts, after Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed a state judge’s ruling.
The Austin author says he wrote his new pandemic thriller as a "cry of warning," but he never expected it to be released during an eerily similar crisis.
Research suggests Governor Abbott’s statewide stay-at-home order was slowing down the coronavirus’s spread. What will happen now that he’s lifted it?
One of Governor Greg Abbott's top aides says more testing and contact tracing should have been in place before restrictions were lifted.
The plan deviates considerably from what many public health officials say is needed for Texans to reopen businesses.
Despite the loud protests, very few Americans are ready to go back to work.
Plus, Ted Cruz says skateboarding is not a crime, and Dan Crenshaw becomes the cool face of the GOP’s coronavirus response.
The ultra-conservative financier wants the government out of the pandemic business, but is open to a bailout of the oil industry.
After Greg Abbott's executive order deemed the industry essential, workers have been struggling to abide by health protocols.
Many immigration attorneys have called for hearings to be delayed, but cases are nonetheless proceeding by phone and video.
In Restarting the Texas Economy While Promising to Keep COVID-19 at Bay, Greg Abbott Faces a Precarious Balancing Act
The governor tries to address coronavirus concerns in the face of lobbying from his most conservative supporters.
Plus, the Texas Freedom Caucus projects its own dangerous fantasies, and even more stir-crazy pols.
In the best of times, our politicians can be a frustrating bunch. How are they doing in an unprecedented crisis?
Governor Greg Abbott's order, closing abortion clinics through April 21, has sent many out of state to seek the procedure—in the middle of the pandemic.
The East End neighborhood of Freeport was once a thriving community. Today, the few remaining residents are about to be pushed out by the port. What happened?
Still Fearing Violence, Migrants Subject to Trump’s Remain in Mexico Policy Are Now Bracing for a Pandemic
With nearly 2,500 asylum seekers living in close quarters in a Matamoros migrant camp, doctors say the conditions are ripe for an outbreak.
To combat economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, the IRS is sending Americans money. Many struggling Texans say it won’t be enough.
Plus, Texas pols take pains to prove they’re still working, Rick Perry finds a new calling, and more.
As the state's unemployment numbers skyrocket, many Texans don't know how they'll be able to honor their leases without rent relief.
The candidate is running in a district that’s home to more Asian Americans than anywhere else in Texas. Her newest campaign ad blames the People's Republic for the coronavirus pandemic.
Family care physicians say they still don’t have enough personal protective equipment. So they’re seeking other solutions.
Attempts to make sense of the spread of the virus can lead to some misunderstandings.
Layoffs, furloughs, closures: news organizations across the state face a moment of reckoning.
Texas politicians, from Ted Cruz to Briscoe Cain, are riding out the coronavirus with movies and TV, like the rest of us.
While other governors have taken an aggressive approach to curbing COVID-19, Greg Abbott has favored smaller measures.
Plus, Chip Roy demands this pandemic set an end date already.
The Dallas County judge drew national acclaim for his Ebola response. The coronavirus is proving to be a bigger challenge.
The Texas lieutenant governor is among a growing number of politicians who are willing to trade lives to save the economy. It’s a false choice.