In rapidly growing Texas, which is home to one in 11 children in the United States, child poverty has continued to increase despite an improving economy, according to a report released Tuesday.Full Story
Corrie MacLaggan is the Tribune's demographics reporter. Previously, the Austin native worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, writing and editing stories about Texas and nearby states and overseeing a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics for the Austin American-Statesman, writing about everything from gubernatorial races to food stamp application backlogs. She spent her first year at the Statesman writing for the newspaper's weekly Spanish-language publication. She has also worked in Mexico City, where she wrote for publications including the Miami Herald's Mexico edition, Latin Trade magazine and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Her first reporting job was at the El Paso Times. Corrie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and Spanish.
Nearly 30,000 Texans were among more than 610,000 Americans who were homeless this year. But Texas was among the states with the largest decreases in the homeless population.
Fort Bend has been called the most ethnically diverse county in America, with a population that comes close to an equal division among blacks, whites, Asians and Latinos.
A U.S. Census Bureau report released this month analyzes median home values over three-year periods. Use this interactive to explore the changes in Texas home values.Full Story
The number of women running farms in Texas and across the country is growing, though women are still a minority. A series of workshops, called Annie’s Project, teaches women about farm management.Full Story
When funeral directors from across the country gathered in Austin last week, they learned about Mexican traditions while honoring their colleagues who have died. Hispanics are underrepresented in the funeral industry in Texas and the nation.Full Story
A study released Tuesday reports that more than half of front-line fast-food workers in Texas and nationally rely on public assistance programs, a statistic one of the study's authors called "shocking."Full Story
More than 150 years after about 500 Wendish people came to Texas on a ship called the Ben Nevis, descendants of those immigrants and of others are striving to maintain their culture, customs and heritage.Full Story
During his marathon speech, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz talked on the Senate floor about how "Obamacare" would fuel higher insurance premium rates and force businesses to cut back on employee hours. The address only adds to the national attention that the senator is receiving.Full Story
A new report shows that among the 60 metro areas in the United States with the largest Hispanic populations, Corpus Christi has the smallest percentage of Hispanics who are foreign-born at 8 percent.Full Story
The percentage of Texans living in poverty dropped from 18.5 percent in 2011 to 17.9 percent in 2012, marking the first decline in the state since the recession began in 2008.
In rapidly growing Hidalgo County, officials who say the 2010 census dramatically undercounted the county’s population are seeking to influence the way its residents are counted in the future.Full Story
The Univision stations in Austin, Dallas and Houston were No. 1 among adults ages 18 to 49 in July for total day viewing, prime time and late local news. And as Texas' campaign season heats up, candidates are taking note.Full Story
Fast-food workers in Houston, Dallas and Austin plan to participate in a nationwide pre-Labor Day strike on Thursday, organizers say. The workers are calling for $15-an-hour wages.Full Story
Broadband internet is available to the vast majority of Texans, but many choose not to subscribe, often because they're not convinced it will enhance their lives.Full Story