News For Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bobby Inman Defends Massey Energy Company

Admiral Bobby Ray Inman
Admiral Bobby Ray Inman

Every Friday since a blast at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia killed 29 miners, graduate students at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs have been treated to an insider briefing. The name of their course is Managing Crises, and their professor, Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, is dealing with a big one.

Maps Visualize Texas School Demographics

This map of Texas school districts visualizes the percentage of students rated by the state as economically disadvantaged.
This map of Texas school districts visualizes the percentage of students rated by the state as economically disadvantaged.

We've created three new maps for visualizing district-level demographics in Texas schools. 

Garnet Coleman on Possible Airline Merger

Amid reports that a merger deal might soon be struck between Houston-based Continental Airlines and United Airlines, with the latter as the surviving company headquartered in Chicago, state Rep. Garnet Coleman discusses Houston's long-standing relationship with Continental.