Adequate medical aid is growing dangerously distant for many of Texas’ rural communities. Of the many challenges facing Texas’ rural residents, access to health care is at the top of the list. Since 2013, 23 hospitals in the rural parts of the state have
The day before Thanksgiving, residents of Port Neches and four nearby cities were preparing for the holiday when an explosion and subsequent fire at the Texas Petroleum Chemical facility prompted
At least 25,000 people in Texas suffer homelessness. Here’s what we know about Texans without homes.
Homeless Austin residents under the Ben White bridge at Lamar Avenue in South Austin last month. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune BY STEPHANIE ADELINE AND JUAN PABLO GARNHAM Austin leaders and state officials
HD-28 runoff could turn a Fort Bend County seat blue. The next Republican stronghold poised to flip to the Democrats is Texas House District 28. For that to happen, there
Tiffany Revilla at home with Adillie and Cheyenne a few days after Thanksgiving. Her doctors have been scrambling to schedule a surgery to remove her gallbladder before her pregnancy Medicaid
By Christopher Adams In runoff-election happy Texas, it seems voters are losing interest in a drawn-out voting process that comprises successive runoffs where turnout numbers are abysmally low. But some
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By Christoper Adams It’s safe to say that, at least in Texas, the summer of 2019 will be remembered for its “atomic heat lamp on
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By Christopher Adams The practice of human trafficking isn’t exclusive to far-away locales in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, or our southern borders. This form of slavery is prevalent in Texas,
By Julianna Arnim Chelsea Aldrich was waiting for her husband to get home with extra-spicy Thai takeout when she realized her contractions weren’t stopping. Since they’d only started an hour
By Jef Rouner Immigration is a hot button political issue and has stayed one for the past several years. Many people point out that crackdowns on undocumented residency in America
State Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land, speaks on the House floor on May 4, 2017. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune By ALEX SAMUELS AND CASSANDRA POLLOCK As far as falls from grace
Illustration by Carlos Rafael Alvarez Contreras Texas lawmakers are fuming over vaping. They’re frustrated by teenagers buying e-cigarettes. They’re furious over the lack of federal oversight on the manufacturing of