Plus: More details from the Alpine school shooting, Laura Bush says we need to save the butterflies, and Sid Miller boycotts the NFL.
What Houston can learn from Dallas's low-income housing debacle.
Ted Cruz speaks out against protesting football players, Texas’s private schools soar and public schools drop in the latest college rankings, and a member of H-E-B royalty passes away.
Plus: Texas keeps thousands of disabled kids out of special education, the NFL season officially kicks off for Texas’s teams, and a North Texas high school holds a bizarre Trump-themed pep rally.
The Singaporean swam his way right into the middle of college sports’ pay-for-play debate.
Plus: A Mexican senator threatens to take back Texas if Donald Trump dismantles NAFTA, the Fort Worth Symphony goes on strike, and anti-LGBT billboards pop up in Waco.
Plus: John Cornyn won’t endorse Ted Cruz, the University of Houston makes its formal pitch to join the Big 12, and Dallas has a child poverty problem.
Carbon wasn’t always abundant on Earth, and the building block’s extraterrestrial arrival may have been spectacularly violent.
Plus: A pair of polls has Texans riled up, troubled Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk resigns, and Texas ranks near the back of the pack when it comes to health care.
Plus: Ken Paxton sits down to dinner with the family of a transgender boy, Johnny Manziel goes back to school, and a new poll has Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in Texas.
Plus: Dallas Police Chief David Brown announces his retirement, Donald Trump loses key Hispanic supporters, and San Antonio approves a controversial police union contract.
More parents are opting out of getting their children vaccinated, and there’s no sign the trend will slow down.
A new study says oil and gas drilling could cause big health problems for Texas, the University of Texas promises to crackdown on "transients" and increase security, and the Affluenza Teen's lawyers try to get him out of jail.
Plus: CPS leaders get the boot, Baylor suspends a football player for abusing his dog, and a long-standing Aggie football tradition abruptly ends.
He danced his way straight into our hearts and he’ll never leave, no matter what happens on 'Dancing With the Stars.'
Plus: New data on Texas’s police shootings, the feds are reviewing the use of private immigration detention centers, and researchers at UT crack a 3.2 million-year old cold case.
Plus: A unique look at UT’s campus carry debate, judges pick the best (and weirdest) food from the State Fair, and Texas is apparently experiencing a renewable energy revolution.
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Plus: Travis County’s whacky GOP Chairman gets kicked to the curb, Johnny Football’s next team might be north of the border, and Tony Romo has already taken his first game-ending hit.
Plus: Donald Trump pulls for Rick Perry to unseat Ted Cruz, Dallas shooter Micah Johnson might have had PTSD, and Texas dominates the export game.
Some crazy stuff went down last month. Here are a handful of headlines you may have missed.
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Plus: The TEA slaps the STAAR test vendor with a massive fine, executions are on the decline in Texas, and the mom of ’Affluenza Kid’ gets a job as a bartender.
Plus: A Texas federal judge blocks Obama’s transgender bathroom guidelines, the EPA links oil drilling to Texas earthquakes, and Texas law enforcement agencies rank in the top ten during a nationwide sex-solicitation crackdown.
After a little gymnastics of our own, we can comfortably say that the Lone Star State dominated the Rio Olympics.
Plus: See which Texas teams made the AP’s preseason college football top 25, a Texas A&M student dies after what appears to be an overdose at a frat house, and the Railroad Commission kinda ignored some oil spills.
Plus: Texas Olympian Jimmy Feigen donates money to escape Rio, big changes are coming to Texas prisons, and Selena gets a spot in the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.
From Austin to Amarillo to Houston and El Paso, poor people are sitting in jails because they can’t afford to pay fines.
Plus: Texas’s maternal mortality rate rises sharply, Laredo loses its bag ban fight, and a study calls Texas public colleges ”dropout factories.”
But hey, let's play along anyway.
Plus: Texas fights to keep its voter ID law, a Texas woman terrorized two Mexican women she kept as slaves, and Art Briles says he’s never done anything illegal, immoral or unethical.
Plus: Businesses are leaving California for Texas, glass keeps falling from tall buildings in Austin, and a court battle over beer is brewing in Texas.
Plus: H-E-B and Walmart slug it out in Texas, the Victoria County Sheriff just became a lot less transparent, and a pair of Longhorn olympians are robbed at gunpoint.
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Plus: Houston schools named for Confederates are about to get some new names, the Alamo diggers discover a cool Mexican sword, and Texas A&M reaches a new ”12th Man” deal with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.
Amarillo appears to be operating a debtors' prison, rape victims jailed, and other dark tales from Texas jails and prisons.
Plus: Galveston Bay makes the environmental grade, Dallas’s central library is preserving the stuff left behind to honor fallen officers, and there’s a warrant out for ex-Miss Corpus Christi Latina.
Plus: Zika claims its first Texas life, Art Briles thinks he’ll be back to coaching soon, and there is now a way to get around the line at Franklin Barbecue.
Plus: Record-breaking heat comes to Texas, Ted Cruz returns home, and a twelve-year-old Texan heads to the Ivy League.
Plus: More Texas leaders fall in line for Trump, the Green Party gathers in Houston, and troubles continue to slow the Twin Peaks shootout cases.
Plus: Dallas’s dog problem, the Baylor football player arrested for stalking had previously been accused of sexual assault, and alleged crooks in Houston used laptops to steal cars.
Plus: Mosquito repellant for women is now covered under Texas Medicaid, a new analysis finds homes are bigger in Texas, and a grammatical error tarnishes UT’s monument to the Tower shooting victims.
UT and A&M were the highest-ranked Texas teams, and even Rice helped rep the Lone Star State in the Associated Press’s definitive list.
Plus: Bad news (Baylor) Bears update, troubling details emerge about the pilot in Lockhart’s deadly hot air balloon crash, and a porn expo finally settles in Houston.
Plus: Downtown light rail systems in Texas come under fire, Dallas’s bachelorette makes her decision, and the Rangers and Astros have drastically different trade deadline experiences.
Plus: A deadly hot air balloon crash, trouble at Texas A&M, and Texas’s Miss Teen USA said some really racist stuff on Twitter.
Plus: Joaquín Castro keeps throwing shade at Ted Cruz, a Baylor athletics staffer wants to know exactly why he was fired, and state troopers maybe shouldn’t have escorted a top prospect to a Texas Rangers game.
A new start-up wants to use hyperloop technology to get you from San Antonio to Austin in just fifteen minutes.
A new study sheds light in in-custody deaths, Texas A&M threatens to use eminent domain to rub out a beloved Dallas bar, and competing fliers duke it out in Arlington over a proposed new baseball stadium.
HPD’s body cameras failed to capture the most crucial moment of the controversial shooting, but we do have some sense of how HPD will handle body cameras going forward.