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TribuneFest: Education and the New Texas

At Thursday's daylong symposium on demographic change, held on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, I talked about the future of education in a rapidly-changing state with TEA Commissioner Michael Williams; UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa; Harold Hahn, chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and Sylvia Hopp, superintendent of the San Elizario ISD.

Disclosure: The University of Texas at El Paso is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune. 

TribuneFest: Health Care and the New Texas

At Thursday's daylong symposium on demographic change, held on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, I talked about the health care challenges posed by Texas' shifting demographics with Kyle Janek, Texas' Health and Human Services commissioner; state Rep. Marisa Márquez, D-El Paso; Veronica Escobar, El Paso County judge; and Eric Evans, CEO of the Sierra Providence Health Network. 

Disclosure: At the time of publication, The University of Texas at El Paso was a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune. (See the full list of Tribune donors and sponsors below $1,000 here and here.) 

TribuneFest: Changing Populations, Changing Politics

At our 2/27  symposium on demographic change at the University of Texas at El Paso, our border bureau chief, Julián Aguilar, talked about the political implications of demographic change with state Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, state Rep. Mary González, D-Clint, former state Rep. Dee Margo, R-El Paso, and George Antuna, co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas.

 

Disclosure: At the time of publication, the University of Texas at El Paso was a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune. Dee Margo was a major donor to The Texas Tribune in 2013. (See the full list of Tribune donors below $1,000 here.) 

 

An oil & gas drilling rig is drilling a well for Pioneer Natural Resources in the Eagle Ford Shale formation near Yorktown.
An oil & gas drilling rig is drilling a well for Pioneer Natural Resources in the Eagle Ford Shale formation near Yorktown.

Visualization: Water for Fracking in Ten Texas Counties

In drought-stricken regions of Texas, some oil and gas companies could be at risk of depleting their own water supplies. Explore how much water was used for fracking in 10 Texas counties in 2012. In some counties, fracking water use in 2012 equaled at least half of the county's entire water usage in 2011. 

Two women carry goods as they walk to the Paso del Norte International Bridge between the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border on Jan. 10, 2014, in El Paso.
Two women carry goods as they walk to the Paso del Norte International Bridge between the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border on Jan. 10, 2014, in El Paso.

Torn Between Higher Taxes and Border Hassles

Local government officials are eyeing extra revenue from Mexicans crossing the Rio Grande to save on items after a sales tax increase in Mexico's border regions. But leaders and business owners in Texas say cross-border traffic may turn a potential boon into little more than a bump.