Poncho Nevarez

Update: State Rep. Poncho Nevárez surrenders to police

State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, on the House floor on May 1, 2019. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune BY CASSANDRA POLLOCK Update Nov. 15: DPS confirms that Rep. Poncho Nevárez surrendered himself
Texas uninsured children

Texas uninsured children rate growing annually

Texas uninsured children number one in the country. The number of uninsured children in Texas is increasing annually, and the state lays claim to the largest number of uninsured children
Texas utility assistance

Texas utility assistance plans don’t provide enough help

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 burned flesh” ambience.  The relentless
Online voting

Texas online voter registration order overturned

As of last month, 37 states offered residents the ability to register to vote online. Texas is not one of them.Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune BY ALEXA URA Texas online voter registration
Texas CBD oil

Texas CBD oil still illegal in Montgomery County

Texas CBD oil is at the height of its popularity. However, Montgomery County prosecutors will still go after people for possession of illegal narcotics. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon

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Texas premature births

Texas premature births rise to 11 out of 100

Texas premature births rise to nearly 11 out of 100. A recently released March of Dimes 2019 report card shows that premature birth rates in Texas increased for the fourth
HISD board takeover

HISD board takeover: What does it mean parents?

By Jef Rouner Last week, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath made it official that there will be an HISD board takeover. The question is: what happens now? What can parents
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Sid Miller heard a Confederate group was excluded from a Veteran’s Day parade. His Facebook response? “Get a rope.”

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller addresses delegates at the Texas Republican Convention on June 16, 2018. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune When Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller read a Facebook
Odessa mass shooting

Texas mass shootings: committee talks mental illness

A person attending a vigil for Leilah Hernandez, one of the victims of the shootings in Odessa and Midland, lights a candle.  Colin Murphey/San Angelo Standard-Times/USA TODAY NETWORK By Alex Wukman
HISD board replaced

HISD board replacement: Teachers and parents left in the dark

State officials announced they plan to take over Texas’ largest school district. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune BY ALIYYA SWABY HISD board replacement has left district parents and teachers in