State of Texas

The State of Texas: September 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Slideshow of the Day From the Bigger-In-Texas Department: “Fourteen of the most populuated high schools in the country call Texas home,” reports the Houston Chronicle, which has put together one of its slideshow to show just how many students are in each of these learning factories. Daily Roundup…

The State of Texas: September 3, 2014

Sep 3, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Houston-based Halliburton agreed to pay a $1.1 billion settlement for damages to the Gulf of Mexico during the BP oil spill, and the story of the Kaufman County killings has taken an even more chilling turn.

The State of Texas: July 31, 2014

Jul 31, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Video of the Day Some people are not taking to thrilled about the fact that Jesse Ventura, the former wrestler-turned-governor, won his defamation case against the estate of deceased Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper, Chris Kyle, a compensation agreement that will pay out $1.8 million to Ventura.

The State of Texas: July 25, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Nature Attack of the Day According to the Associated Press, a “street department worker [in Wichita Falls] has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.” Officials say the attack is a result of “Africanized honey bees,” which…

The State of Texas: July 17, 2014

Jul 16, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Denton decided not to "ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing, and a 55,000-square foot warehouse for processing immigrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally will open in McAllen.

The State of Texas: July 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

UT's admissions policy upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and a frighteningly familiar tale of children being left in a hot car has a thankfully happy ending.

The State of Texas: July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

The surviving victim in the Spring Massacre speaks, and CPS workers have removed 232 children from their homes in McClennan County, a record high for the area.  

The State of Texas: July 9, 2014

Jul 10, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Details are still emerging in the tragic massacre in Spring, and UT-Austin president Bill Powers announces that he will step down from the top job next June.

The State of Texas: July 9, 2014

Jul 9, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

President Obama asks Congress for nearly $4 billion to aid in the border crisis, and Dallas loses the chance to host the Republican Convention to Cleveland.

The State of Texas: July 2, 2014

Jul 2, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Texas by the numbers Shameful Record — Number of child abuse and neglect deaths in Texas last year: 156. Number in 2012: 212. Rank among other states: First. Abuse and death of foster children in 2013: ten. Number in 2012: two. Soccer, Y’all — Number of stateside soccer…