TribWeek: In Case You Missed It
Aaronson maps the impact of potential cuts to food stamps, Aguilar on "dead" voters, Batheja on the 85 mph speed limit, Galbraith on a threat to the state's wind boom, Grissom on the prevalence of prosecutorial misconduct, Hamilton on how Texas universities rank, Murphy treemaps the favorite Super PACs of Texas donors, Ramsey on what the oil and gas boom means for property values, Ramshaw on a Senate race that encapsulates our raging health care debate, Root on the new Karl Rove(s) and M. Smith on the comeback of vouchers: The best of our best content from Sept. 10-14, 2012.
This interactive shows how many Texans would lose food stamp benefits if a proposed $16 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is approved.
House Bill 174, which passed with little controversy or fanfare last year, is causing a stir after several voters have been asked to prove they are not dead.
Plans to allow the highest posted speed limit in the country on a new Texas toll road are drawing warnings that the project is reckless, while local residents fear their interests are being ignored.
Texas is the top wind power state, but the expiration of a key tax credit at the end of this year could significantly impact the state, which contains about a fifth of the nation’s turbines.
The state association that represents prosecutors reviewed 91 cases in which Innocence Project researchers identified prosecutor error or misconduct. The organization concluded there were actually only six cases of misconduct.
For the second year in a row, Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin are the only Texas institutions in the top 50 national institutions in U.S. News & World Report's latest college rankings.
Following up on our previous visualization of Super PAC contributions, we've prepared another way to analyze the data. This interactive shows the 10 Super PACs that received the most money from Texans.
Booming oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford Shale play has made property values soar — a sudden, surprising and sometimes stressful boon to some of the state's poorest school districts.
For a race that encapsulates Texas’ raging health care debate, look no further than Senate District 10 in Fort Worth — the matchup between incumbent Democrat Wendy Davis and her challenger, Republican state Rep. Mark Shelton.
After the 2012 elections shook things up for Texas Republicans, new opportunities loom for top dog Texas consultants. Many people are talking about Jason Johnson, who helped Ted Cruz win the GOP U.S. Senate primary.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s announcement that he intends to run for re-election almost got one-upped by another he made at the same time in Tampa: support for a key piece of education reform.
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