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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 Homeless Youth Attending Public Schools in Texas

Teenager years are a critical time of self-growth for developing interests and skills that influence most people for the rest of their...

The Legacy of Black Cowboys in Texas’ Black History

Photos courtesy of the Black Cowboy Museum If you ask Larry Callies what the most popular...

An Outlook for Texas’ Charter School Teacher Pay and Certification

In Texas, the average teacher salary is below the national average, even a $5,000 raise is a huge boost to their overall...

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...

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