Harrold Independent School District was the first of more than 172 Texas districts — mostly in rural or isolated areas — to arm educators and other employees to prevent a potential school shooting. "I don't want to be anybody's victim," the school's superintendent says.
New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau underscored the extent to which the explosive growth of the state's suburban areas relies on attracting residents from other areas of the state and country.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talked to Evan, Patrick, Alex and Democratic congressional candidate M.J. Hegar about Hegar's impending runoff, the Austin bombings and another client of now-notorious Cambridge Analytica, Ted Cruz.
Unlike residents of more than 30 U.S. states and many foreign nations, Texans who want to buy a fifth of vodka or bourbon can't find their favorite spirit on the shelves of their local Walmart or Costco. A landmark ruling issued by a federal court in Austin could soon change that.
Ahead of a Texas House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday to discuss Medicaid therapy rate cuts and the state’s Early Childhood Intervention program, some providers are considering ending services due to financial struggles.
Glenn Hegar, the state's comptroller of public accounts, is warning lawmakers that Texas' bond ratings are at risk because of a couple of pending expensive problems. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Without an infusion of new money to cover mounting liabilities, Hegar warned, credit agencies are likely to downgrade Texas’ credit rating, which would make it more expensive for the state to borrow money — and perhaps damage the state's business climate.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign relied on Cambridge Analytica for over $5.8 million in services, according to federal records. The data firm is now under fire for allegedly improperly harvesting information from Facebook.
Texas is among several states that will bar teachers, dentists, nurses and other professional license holders from renewing their licenses if they are in default on their student loans. Critics say the practice is counterproductive, since it impedes Texans’ ability to work and pay back those loans.