Nearly 500 water utilities across the state tested positive for atrazine — a weed killer — which can lead to harmful health effects, according to a new report. The Environmental Working Group also found that utilities are testing water during times when the herbicide isn't being used as much — and that they may be lowballing the results.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Base Camp Donna in South Texas Wednesday, weeks after President Trump dispatched thousands of active-duty forces to the border in anticipation of a Central American migrant caravan.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Matthew and Cassi about the likely next speaker of the Texas House, the start of bill-filing for the 2019 legislative session and an incoming Texas congressman's stint on Saturday Night Live.
Despite showing an uptick in electricity complaints this year, a report released by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power also shows that complaints and inquiries have generally decreased over the past decade.