Get Thee to Water

Jun 16, 2016 By Dan Oko

We’ve mapped out nineteen places to cool off the way nature intended by swimming, wading, and diving into Texas’s restorative waterways.

How the Water Bill Dried Up

Apr 30, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

It was a wild night in the House yesterday as Democrats and Republicans battled over their respective priorities: water, for Republicans and education, for Democrats. The leadership could not get the votes for taking money out of the Rainy Day Fund for water—even though Perry came out for…

Water, Water, Everywhere?

Apr 29, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

Today is the pivotal moment of the session—a vote on HB 11, the funding bill for the water plan. The vote was preceded this afternoon by a meeting of the House Republican caucus, at which Rick Perry was in attendance. Afterward, he told reporters that the prudent…

The House That Straus Built

Mar 28, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

AP Photo | Eric Gay Joe Straus said at the beginning of the session that he was going to put the House to work on the state’s biggest problems, and he is making good on his vow. On Tuesday the House passed HB 5, a major public education…