is a senior designer and developer on the Tribune's data visuals team. She joined the Tribune after five years at The Washington Post, where she used data to tell stories about politics, policy and the economy. Prior to the Post, Darla worked in Florida at the Tampa Bay Times and completed a fellowship at the Poynter Institute. Darla's a Colorado native with a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
For the first time Wednesday, Texas school districts received official ratings that show their performance on a scale from A through F, perpetuating a debate on whether the new system is more accessible for parents.
Even after the Trump administration said it would reunify families separated under the now-paused “zero tolerance” immigration policy, new data shows the number of children held in privately run shelters in Texas is still high.
Even after the Trump administration said it would reunify families separated under the now-paused “zero tolerance” policy, new data shows the number of children held in privately run shelters in Texas has continued to grow.
The Trump administration’s now-paused “zero tolerance” policy has placed a significant strain on Texas’ shelters for unaccompanied children, creating an influx of more than 1,600 children that has pushed the facilities close to capacity, state data shows.
Many of the thousands of children separated from their parents at the southern border under a Trump administration “zero-tolerance” policy will end up in a Texas facility with a long history health and safety deficiencies.
This year's surge in women candidates could result in a record high percentage of female representation in Texas’ congressional delegation and the state legislature. But regardless of the outcome in November, Texas women will still fall short of equal representation in their government.
It's clear that many Democrats running for office in Texas oppose President Donald Trump. But when asked about a hypothetical impeachment, many Democratic candidates weren't so fast to say "yes" to oust a sitting president.
As the Trump administration prepares to deploy National Guard units to the border, a look at the federal government's own statistics show that, despite a recent spike, overall border crossings are at historic lows.