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Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts, Study Finds

The Brazos River in Knox County during the summer of 2011.
The Brazos River in Knox County during the summer of 2011.

A sharp increase in heat-related deaths and storm-related losses. A significant decrease in worker productivity and crop yields. A new climate change study paints a bleak picture for Texas over the coming decades — if nothing is done to address the much-debated warming trend. And not everyone is buying it.

 

Cleo DeLeon (left) and Nicole Dimetman, the Texas marriage plantiffs, during press conference on June 29, 2015 at Texas Capitol days after the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality
Cleo DeLeon (left) and Nicole Dimetman, the Texas marriage plantiffs, during press conference on June 29, 2015 at Texas Capitol days after the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality

With Marriage Decided, Adoption Rights Next

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage, family law attorneys are gearing up to make sure Texas birth certificates reflect the ruling and allow same-sex couples who have or adopt children to get full parental rights.

State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte and state Rep. Mike Villarreal — both Democrats from San Antonio — will face-off in the race to become the city's next mayor.
State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte and state Rep. Mike Villarreal — both Democrats from San Antonio — will face-off in the race to become the city's next mayor.

The Brief: Gloves Come Off in Race for San Antonio Mayor

Early voting in the San Antonio mayoral election wraps up today ahead of Election Day on Saturday. And the gloves have come off in the increasingly rough-and-tumble election.

Students arrive in caps & gowns to Texas Capitol on April 6th, 2015. The Senate sub-committee on border security will listen to testimony on SB #1819 relating to determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education
Students arrive in caps & gowns to Texas Capitol on April 6th, 2015. The Senate sub-committee on border security will listen to testimony on SB #1819 relating to determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education

The Brief: 2 Percent of Texas Higher Ed Students Are Undocumented

For all the talk about undocumented immigrants qualifying for in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, it turns out that these students make up a very small portion of the college-going population.

For Immigration Law, a Divided Pathway Emerges

Texas Weekly

After initial hopes of harmony on immigration reforms in both Austin and Washington, Texas lawmakers are holding back and Texans in Washington are taking opposing tacks on border security. State lawmakers are trying to find common ground on a resolution showing support for reforming the nation's immigration system.