Under Texas law, landlords cannot be punished for discriminating against families with federal housing vouchers. The impact is clear in Houston, where one in four families who receive housing assistance never gets to use it.
by Paul Sonne and Philip Rucker, The Washington Post
President Trump derided Bill McRaven, who recently left his post as chancellor of the University of Texas, as a “Hillary Clinton fan” and an “Obama backer” before suggesting that the four-star admiral should have caught Osama bin Laden faster.
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.