A tumultuous legislative session and the start of the 2016 presidential election cycle got Texans talking this year about everything from politics to pot. Here are six of the most-read columns featured on TribTalk in 2015:
Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview lays out the God-given argument for legalizing marijuana, from the impact of prohibition enforcement on constitutionally protected liberties to the responsibilities that individuals must take for their own actions.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Austin Mayor Steve Adler implores Austinites — and Americans — to find the strength to put aside fear and open their arms to Syrian refugees.
With public and private universities deciding their next steps after the Legislature’s passage of campus carry, Texas Christian University sophomore Lydia Longoria details the reasons she believes the law isn't just about gun rights — but about women’s rights.
In the midst of the summer of Trump, Laredo state Sen. Judith Zaffirini painted a vastly different picture of the border than the billionaire presidential hopeful has during his campaign.
Public school advocates Mike Feinberg and Robert Sanborn shed light on the reasons school calendars are set the way they are and make the case for why they should be changed.