“The stakes could not be higher”: Judge threatens to lock up Texas prison officials over air conditioning violation

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH HOUSTON — Visibly frustrated with the Texas prison system for violating his court order to place some inmates in air conditioning, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison threatened Friday to lock up prison officials in the same stifling temperatures. “It seems the most obvious sanction is pretty straight forward,” he said in an emergency […]

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Large parts of Texas are ‘contraceptive deserts’

Texas has a habit of pushing women to the edge of the conversation, but when it comes to healthcare policy the state straight up throws them off a cliff.  Examples of Texas’ decisions to deprioritize women’s healthcare can be found in the state’s maternal mortality rate and the state’s pronounced lack of women’s clinics.  One […]

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HD-28: Six Republicans, one Dem on Nov. ballot

The filing deadline to run in the Texas House District 28 special election was yesterday at 5 p.m. The election will be held Nov. 5. And voters will head to the polls to elect a replacement for retiring State Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond).  Zerwas has represented District 28, which stretches from Katy to Rosenberg and […]

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