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...

April 21, 2017

The State Board of Education voted Friday morning to makes changes to how evolution will be presented in high school biology classes. But if you blink, you may miss them. 

The new curriculum, first discussed in February, moves away from language that openly questions the theory of evolution —  while still leaving plenty of room fo...

April 20, 2017

This Wednesday, SeaWorld San Antonio welcomed what will be the last orca whale born at the theme park after the company’s promise to end orca breeding. The mother of whale, Takara, is the 25-year-old matriarch of SeaWorld San Antonio and has had four previous children.

“Takara is a great mom and immediately began bonding with and ca...

April 17, 2017

Last Thursday, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott attended the valve-opening ceremony of Petra Nova, a brand-new carbon capture facility outside Houston. Both politicians are established climate change skeptics and appeared excited for the $1 billion project, although not necessarily because it's a win for the e...

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