Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, at the Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session.
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, at the Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session.

Lawmaker Wants Eye on Discrimination at Universities

A budget amendment from San Antonio state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer will seek better accounting of discrimination complaints at universities, specifically cases involving fraternities and sororities.

Lawmaker Wants Eye on Discrimination at Universities

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, at the Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session.
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, at the Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session.

A budget amendment from San Antonio state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer will seek better accounting of discrimination complaints at universities, specifically cases involving fraternities and sororities.

 

Report: Health Commission Was Found to Be "in Quiet Turmoil"

Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek whispers to an aide at a hearing of the Sunset Advisory Commission on Jan. 14, 2015.
Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek whispers to an aide at a hearing of the Sunset Advisory Commission on Jan. 14, 2015.

Leadership problems at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in the wake of a contracting scandal leave an agency too vulnerable to consolidate at this time, according to a report released Monday by Gov. Greg Abbott's "strike force" team.

See How Local Drilling Rules Vary Across Texas

Most of the 183 pump jacks scattered throughout Luling are unadorned, such as this one in the middle a shared yard.
Most of the 183 pump jacks scattered throughout Luling are unadorned, such as this one in the middle a shared yard.

The debate over whether some Texas city drilling ordinances go too far has become a much-discussed issue during the Texas legislative session. Use our tool, with data from the Texas Municipal League, to see if your city has an ordinance.