State of Texas

The State of Texas: December 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Map of the Day Non-discrimination ordinances are a real hip topic these days, and it’s hard to keep up with which city council is doing what. Thankfully, Texas Tribune has a solution for that: a great interactive map showing exactly where such ordinances exists, are being discussed, or aren’t…

The State of Texas: November 19, 2014

Nov 18, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Funding the continued border surge, and a new report from ERCOT says the EPA's recent clean energy plan to reduce carbon dioxide could mean a 20 percent increase in electricity bills.

The State of Texas: November 14, 2014

Nov 14, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Daily Roundup Big Health — Although one would think our politicians hate the idea of super-sized governmental agencies, there is that whole bigger-in-Texas mentality we tout. As such, lawmakers are now looking at creating a “mega-agency” for five of the health and human services agencies “so massive that it would…

The State of Texas: October 22, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Image of the day It would seem that to East Coast elites, all white Texas politicians look the same (it’s true, they do). Below is a story published yesterday from Talking Points Memo that received more than one twitter mention. Can you spot the problem? Texas By The Numbers…

The State of Texas: September 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

The post-mortem on the gubernatorial debate, and a bipartisan group of Texas Congressmen appeal to President Obama to intervene in the 1944 Water Treaty between the U.S. and Mexico.

The State of Texas: September 17, 2014

Sep 17, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Image of the Day Not content with 3-D movie experiences? You’re in luck. Plano-based Cinemax is rolling out the concept of a “270-degree panoramic screen.” The new screens will debut in Plano, San Francisco, and Chicago this weekend. First feature on the docket: The Maze Runner. Listical…