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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.

Age Requirements for Public School in Texas: a Primer

When is the “right” time to enroll a child in kindergarten? According to Texas law, if a child turns five before September...

Texas’ Growing Relocation Population Can Impact Voting in 2020

People are not just flocking to Texas for the warmer weather or a plate of juicy brisket. In 2018, the Austin American-Statesman...

What If Voting Locations Were As Popular As Texas Attractions?

In a state defined by pride of place, Texas-shaped pretzels and chips, Texas-sized donuts and Texas-shaped waffles are not uncommon. Yes, Texans...

Affordable Care Act: Fixer Upper or Tear Down?

Correction: Previously, we wrote "A decision has yet to be made" regarding the Texas-led lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act in front...

One Problem, Multiple Approaches: How Texas Cities Addressed Homelessness in 2019

The state’s most vulnerable populations aren’t always in a position to vote for their elected officials, but they remain among the most affected by city hall’s political decisions.

Report Illustrates Complex System of State’s Early Childhood Revenue Sources

Though early education funding was a top priority for the Texas Legislature in 2019— especially after the loss of supplemental and grant funding for pre-K programs in

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