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As Texans around the state stay at home for an extended period of time to help stem the spread of COVID-19, school districts are having to get creative as they work to ensure students are still learning and having their non-academic needs met. Nowhere is this more of a challenge than in rural Texas, where access to...
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Texas Legislature

Dairy Technologies Keep Growing in Texas

The dairy industry in Texas is seeing a technology boom.

Outgoing Texas House Speaker Bonnen Breaks Silence, Denies Targeting Fellow Republicans

Today, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, who prior to his scandal had been one of...

As Oil Prices Fall, It May Be Time to Tap Texas’ Rainy Day Fund

With the price of oil dropping to the lowest it has been in...
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Elections

Recent Texas Election Shows That Every Vote Does Count

Elections are fragile. However, despite their fragility, the individual vote remains powerful.

Democrats Take Legal Action Over Elimination of Straight-Ticket Voting in Texas

Straight-ticket party-line voting almost certainly enabled Democrats’ 12-House seat victory in Texas in...

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt resigns to run for Texas Senate

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is resigning her seat to run for state...

Campaign Finance

Find Texas Legislators’ and Candidates’ Personal Financial Statements Here

With the 2020 election season in full swing, voters are considering candidates in...

Speaking statistically, this GOP donor wants to convince you that money buys justice in Texas

Salem Abraham in his office on Dec. 19, 2019. David Bowser for...

Women Raise Money for Texas Campaigns, but Not Always in the Usual Ways

Everyone bemoans the influence of money in politics, but candidates face a brutal...

Latest Campaign Finance Reports Shed Light Ahead of 2020 House Primaries

New campaign finance reports released this week by primary candidates for the Texas...

Education

Tips and Resources for Virtual Education

While many school districts have canceled school, and parents are scrambling to prepare...

Gov. Abbott Waives STAAR Test for Texas Students

Students in Texas will not be required to take the STAAR test, as...

Can Texas’ School-to-Prison Problem be Solved?

Zero-tolerance policies can set up a pathway that leads a child’s future to...

Healthcare

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Single-Handedly Delays Coronavirus Relief Bill

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) single handedly delays the House from passing the coronavirus...

Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Opens in Texas

Texas will join several other states in opening drive-thru facilities to test for...

Coronavirus Will Not Affect the Census Count, Advocates Say

With Texas households starting to receive invitations by mail this week to complete...

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Unaffordable Housing in Austin, TX

https://youtu.be/NlyiH4wfgGo Austin has become a city very few people can afford to live in. For more info, check out Austin Housing...