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Isobella Harkrider

Isobella Harkrider
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Isobella Harkrider is a writer who covers healthcare, education, wellness and other lifestyle news. She's the author of several books and has written for The New York Times, SELF, Parents, SheKnows, Houston Press and others.

A Look at School Lunch Debt in Texas

In 2017, when State Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Desoto) held up a piece of yellow cheese as an example of lunch given or...

What Texas Charter Schools Could Look Like Following New TEA Standards

As the Texas Education Agency debates new state rules that could fast-track charter school expansion, the role of charter schools in Texas—and...

New Money Allocated for Healthy Texas Women—But Will It Be Enough?

Illustration by Mariana G. Texas women have a healthcare problem.  In 2017, Houston Public Media...

Is Texas Prepared for a Virus Outbreak?

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported ongoing investigations for the coronavirus, an infectious upper respiratory virus responsible...

Where Does Campaign Money Go After Retirement?

Political campaigns live and die by their fundraising. Often, the candidate with the most money ends up with the highest number of...

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

At first glance, Project Childsafe kits could be mistaken for a bike lock with a cable cord. But there’s an important distinction...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Constantly Addressed Policy Makers on Equality, Workers Rights and...

A bronze statue of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has stood at the University of Texas at Austin campus...

Human Trafficking in Hotels and How Legislators Help Survivors

Asked to describe Texas’ largest city, most think of Houston’s NASA Space Center, the Astros baseball team, or the city’s role as...

Here’s How Five Texas Universities Get Out the Vote

Last summer, Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1888 into law, effectively banning temporary polling places often found on college campuses in...

New Rules Tighten Texans’ Eligibility for SNAP and Applicant’s Car Value Could Be a...

Policymakers and elected officials shape a public narrative about who deserves assistance and why, especially when it comes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

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