May 15, 2017

Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank whose mission is to influence policymakers with "academically sound research," is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to retract a policy that regulates greenhouse gas emissions — which critics argue would essentially nullify one of the most important reasons for the...

May 12, 2017

On Thursday, San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to approve the “Reimagine the Alamo” master plan — although not without questioning some of the plan's more controversial design decisions and addressing concerns about public access to the plaza. 

While the final plan has yet to be seen, a few things are clear at this p...

May 9, 2017

With little time left this legislative session, supporters of House Bill 2107 will stand outside the Texas Capitol today in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to put their bill on the state Senate's calendar. If not, Texans will have to wait another two years for another crack at changing the state's practically useless medical marijuana law...

May 4, 2017

An investigative report from the Waco Tribune-Herald reveals that cases of lead exposure in young children have soared in one Waco neighborhood even higher than the percentage of cases in Flint, Michigan two years ago. 

Texas Department of State Health Services show that, statewide, 2.6 percent of children under age 6 have wh...

May 3, 2017

In a passionate and lengthy public hearing Tuesday night, the group charged with developing the Alamo plaza redesign received what felt like a public beating from over 200 community members. The meeting, held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, was the last hearing before City Council votes on May 11 for the proposed $300 millio...

May 1, 2017

Starting today, Airbnb hosts in Texas will be required to pay a six percent state hotel occupancy tax, which the company will collect and then hand over to the state. The agreement, struck in April between the Texas Comptroller's office and Airbnb, is supposed to make it easier for hosts to meet state guidelines.

Laura Spanjian, public...

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