At the Port of Houston, which supports hundreds of thousands of Texas jobs, business leaders say outdated trucking regulations hurt their business. But as Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports, changing those rules would require legislative action.
Ron Paul's fourth-place finish in Florida's primary on Tuesday wasn't surprising. Paul, who barely competed in the Sunshine State, is sticking to his focus on smaller caucus states, which award delegates based on a proportional system.
Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones is making a run for a state Senate seat. But her opponent in the GOP primary, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, is challenging her on residency. That dispute is among this week's top political news items.
While our fearless host Reeve is away on special assignment, Ben steps in to lead Evan, Ross and special guest star Jake Silverstein (the editor of Texas Monthly) in a discussion on the next state budget, redistricting and campaign finance.
Mark Alan Norwood, a 57-year-old Bastrop resident, was indicted today by a Williamson County jury for the 1986 murder of Christine Morton, whose husband, Michael Morton, spent 25 years wrongly imprisoned for her death.
Komen for the Cure's decision to cut off grants to organizations under federal or state investigation means Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas will have to find new funding for thousands of mammograms and breast exams every year.
Coal may have fallen out of favor in the U.S., but it's still big business in Mexico, as residents of Maverick County have found out. Mose Buchele of KUT News reports on an effort along the Texas border to fight a mining operation that would bring coal to Mexican power plants.
The new president of the University of Houston-Victoria on whether the institution will remain in the UH System, its plans to play a major role in the state's higher education landscape and its response to Texas' workforce needs.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure CEO Nancy Brinker and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards — both native Texans — are speaking out about the breakup of two of the nation's most iconic women’s health organizations.
Morgan Smith explains how some parents are choosing not to let their children take the new and rigorous STAAR tests. And Kate Galbraith tells us how state officials may use money from BP for coastal restoration.
Texas Education Agency commissioner Robert Scott touched off political controversy this week when he told a gathering of 4,000 school officials in Austin that standardized testing had gone too far in Texas.