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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.

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

Morgan’s Wonderland, the World's First Accessible Theme Park Is in Texas

Morgan’s Wonderland started with the inspirational story of Morgan Harman and “her ability to smile through physical and cognitive challenges.” Her parents...

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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