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Texas Housing

Not Just Austin: Texans Face Rising Housing Costs Statewide

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
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2020 Texas Elections

For 2020 State Elections, Keep an Eye on These Primaries

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
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Texas Gun Locks

Where Does Texas Stand on Gun Locks After Recent Mass Shootings?

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
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Top 10 Vulnerable Democrat-Held House Districts

The 10 Most Vulnerable Democrat-Held House Districts Are Shaping Up to Be Expensive Races

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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2020 Election Dates

Texas House Districts: You Need to Familiarize Yourself With These Important 2020 Election Dates

For all the lead-up to the 2020 elections and their importance for the state of Texas, civic nonprofits dedicated to getting voters to the polls know that the key is
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Ethylene Oxide

TCEQ Downplaying Dangers of Cancer-Causing Gas

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
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Top 10 Vulnerable Republican-Held House Districts

The 10 Most Vulnerable Republican-Held House Districts Are Shaping Up to Be Expensive Races

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
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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
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Mass Transit Texas

Is There a Place for Mass Transit in Truck-Loving Texas?

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
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HD-100 and HD-148

Birabil and Eastman Fundraising Leaders in Dallas and Houston Texas House Special Election Runoffs

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.
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