By Jef Rouner In a recent announcement that Texas would not accept new refugees in 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott made Texas the first state to close its doors on those in the federal refugee resettlement program, stating in a letter to Secretary of State
By Emma Balter We’ve heard plenty about the rapidly escalating housing crisis in Austin, fueled by job growth in the local tech industry, and making headlines for battles between the
As Texans prepare for election season this year, they will be doing so in the wake of more competitive seats than is usual for the state. The 2018 elections saw
By Isobella Harkrider At first glance, Project Childsafe kits could be mistaken for a bike lock with a cable cord. But there’s an important distinction between the two: these kits
Last September, Reform Austin reported on the top 10 most vulnerable Democrat-held districts in the Texas House. Now, with the final ballots set for the different House District elections and
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Passed in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act supports and protects survivors of domestic crimes. Since its enaction, it has dramatically shifted the response to
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By Jef Rouner Ethylene oxide is a flammable, colorless gas used in a variety of industrial applications and sterilizing certain medical equipment. It is also a known carcinogen potentially putting
Last September, Reform Austin reported on the top 10 most vulnerable Republican-held districts in the Texas House. Since then, three of the incumbents — State Reps. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), Bill
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Constantly Addressed Policy Makers on Equality, Workers Rights and Discrimination
By Isobella Harkrider A bronze statue of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has stood at the University of Texas at Austin campus since 1999, erected by a
By Christopher Adams W.F. Strong, a professor in the department of communication at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-Brownsville, told a story about a British couple he recently had
Campaign finance reports were released by all candidates running for the March 3 primary and the January 28 special election runoffs, which includes House District 100 and House District 148.