What Can Texas Learn From the Netherlands About Flood Prevention?
A worst-case scenario hurricane could threaten large swaths of southern Texas. Flood experts from the Netherlands are attempting to mitigate the damage.
ICE Releases a Dallas-Born Teenager After Wrongful Detention
The case of Francisco Erwin Galicia is one of many instances of a U.S. citizen being targeted for deportation.
Inside Texas' Revamped Statewide Flood Mitigation Plan
It's a wishlist of projects with an overarching goal of mitigating flooding across the most disaster-prone state in the nation.
Minority Students in Texas Raise Concerns Over a Program Arming Teachers
The state is looking to expand its school marshal program, which allows teachers to carry firearms in case of an active shooter, causing some students to worry about their safety.
ICE Completed Its Biggest Raid in Over a Decade. Advocates Say It Wasn't Necessary.
Details were still emerging on Thursday, but one aspect of the arrest stood out to advocates: the fact that, by all indications, the raid did not need to happen.
The Houston Area Has Had Two Chemical Plant Fires in Two Weeks. Why Do They Keep Happening?
Frequent chemical fires in the Houston area signal larger deficiencies in oversight of the chemical industry at both the state and federal levels.
To Prevent School Shootings, Texas Legislators Want to Focus on Mental Health
Advocates have raised concerns that this approach can stigmatize people with mental illness as if they're inherently violent.
A Chemical Fire in Texas Has Been Extinguished, but Questions Over Safety Linger
Public officials and Texas' environmental regulator maintain that the chemicals released in the fire did not pose a health risk.
The Mysterious Salamanders Fighting Extinction Under Central Texas
Researchers warn that all of the underground salamanders living in an aquifer system near Austin could disappear in the next century.
Another Abortion Fight Looms Over the Texas Legislature
Despite signals that lawmakers wanted to focus on bipartisan issues after a contentious mid-term election, three divisive abortion bills have been proposed.
The Number of Babies In ICE Detention at the Border Has Shot Upward Since January
ICE reports there are 17 infants under one year old in a Texas facility—concerning pediatricians and immigration advocates.
Texas Still Hasn't Created Legislation Preventing the Execution of Intellectually Disabled Defendants
The Lone Star state has still not come up with a single method of determining which prisoners should be exempt from the death penalty, despite a Supreme Court mandate.
A Tent City in Tornillo, Texas, Housed Thousands of Migrant Children. Now It's Almost Gone.
Due to Trump administration policies, upwards of 6,000 children were held at the Texas facility over its lifetime. It was the largest migrant child shelter in the country.
The Government Shutdown Puts American Borders Under Increased Stress
Border agents are working overtime without pay and TSA agents are refusing to work without receiving a paycheck.
What Will Happen If Texas Succeeds in Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Its Medicaid Program?
The research on the consequences of Planned Parenthood losing public funding offers a sense of what may happen.
A Newly Proposed EPA Deregulation Would Quash Any Hope of Protecting What's Left of America's Wetlands
An EPA rollback of Obama-era water protections could be particularly harmful to places like Harris County, which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
Inside the Effort to Install Independent Oversight of the Texas Criminal Justice System
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice currently has an ombudsman within the agency, but two state politicians argue that making the position independent will lead to more objectivity.
Tensions Run High as Early Voting Continues in Texas
There are increasing reports of voter harassment in Dallas County as the hotly contested Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke hurtles toward its culmination.
The Texas Democratic Party May Be Investigated for a Confusing Voter Registration Mailer
The Texas secretary of state's office has asked the state's attorney general to investigate a democratic mailer that had a checkbox indicating citizenship pre-checked.
An Influx of New Voters Around Austin Inundates Texas' Outdated Registration System
Travis County received around 35,000 written registrations on the final day to submit them, meaning that they now need to be sorted by hand before early voting begins next week.
Kwame Rockwell Will Be the Next Disabled Person Executed by America
America's courts still don't have clear protections for defendants with severe mental illness.
With Family Plots and Migratory Hubs in Its Crosshairs, the Border Wall Looms Large in Texas
After securing over $500 million in March to build a border barrier, the Department of Homeland Security has begun laying the foundation for the first miles of Donald Trump's long-promised wall. The blueprint bisects federally protected public lands and dismembers private property that's been passed down for generations.
What's the Effect of Limiting What Doctors Can Tell Patients About Abortions?
Texas offers Americans a glimpse into what the future may look like if the Trump administration passes new reproductive rules.