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Isobella Harkrider

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Isobella Harkrider is a writer who covers healthcare, education, wellness and other lifestyle news. She's the author of several books and has written for The New York Times, SELF, Parents, SheKnows, Houston Press and others.

Will Wright’s Past Keep Him Off Texas Railroad Commission?

The Republican candidate for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission has been fined for environmental violations by the very agency he...

Facebook’s New Voting Information Hub Includes Links for Texans

With the November elections coming closer, Facebook launched a voting information center Thursday. The company’s goal is for its voter information campaign...

Harris County Judge Hidalgo Offers Voluntary Roadmap to Reopening Schools

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Wednesday offered voluntary guidance for schools to resume in-person teaching.  “We’ve made clear...

14th Person Arrested in Connection With Damage at State Capitol

The Texas Department of Public Safety has made its 14th arrest in connection with the May protests at the Texas State Capitol...

Four Texas Cities Have Increased Homicide Rates

Violence and crime are up during the pandemic, and four big Texas cities have seen homicides go up at least 27 percent...

As School Starts, Texas is Without a Plan to Track COVID-19 in Schools

School bells are ringing, but there has yet to be a decision from the state on whether COVID-19 data will be collected...

Makers, Distributors Sue Over Texas’s Ban on Sales of Smokable Hemp

Hemp manufacturers and retailers have filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services and the agency’s commissioner, John Hellerstedt,...

Texas’s Tax-Free Weekend May Disappoint Many

Sales tax numbers for Texas’ just-completed annual tax free weekend won’t be known until the end of the month, but preliminary indications...

Pathways to Improving Maternal Health in Texas Emerging

Too many Texas women face poor pregnancy outcomes, especially women of color, but with the 2021 legislative session just around the corner,...

Will Kids Be OK? Teachers are Being Trained to Check on Emotional Health.

Many Texas students are about to learn online again. Teachers and administrators are about to be in the different position of trying...

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