The Data

Interactive: Areas Exceeding EPA Ozone Air Quality Levels

Communities across Texas saw a spike in ozone pollution this year, amid hot weather and drought. Still, ozone pollution in Texas cities has fallen dramatically over the last decade. Use this data interactive to understand how the number of bad ozone days in Texas metropolitan areas has changed over time.

Updated Interactive: Food Stamp Distribution Map

Fewer Texans will receive food stamps in December than in November, but the number is still up overall since 2005 as the national recession continues. Our updated interactive map allows you to explore the number of food stamp recipients in your county and the economic impact of the program.

Interactive: Poverty Rates Rising Across Texas

In 2010, 4.4 million Texans lived below the poverty line, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday. Poverty has increased in more than 200 counties across Texas since 2007, the year before the recession hit. Use our interactive maps to explore the change in annual poverty rates and the median household income in your county.

Interactive: What's My District Now?

Pending any legal intervention, the three court-issued redistricting maps (House, Senate and Congress) and the State Board of Education map drawn up by the 82nd Legislature are now in effect. Use our interactive to see which district you live in now and who represents you.