Throughout the month of August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways
Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date many bills passed by the
Legislature — including the budget — take effect.
Lance Cpl. Sarah Blendowski
Cpl. Danielle Aldrich, a landing support specialist with the 2nd Combat Logistics Battalion, directs a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook during an exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, on April 5, 2014.
State Grant Program for Military Bases Gets Infusion of Funds
The state is refueling a grant program that helps the state's 15 military installations pay for facility upgrades. The program aims to provide state support for revamping the bases and to shield military facilities in Texas from a future round of Base Realignment and Closure. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.
Camping and picnic areas at Galveston Island State Park were washed away by Hurricane Ike in 2008. They are now covered in dunes and plants.
A Funding Boost For Texas' Parks
Moved by the story of Erica and Joshua Raef of Amarillo, lawmakers passed HB 635, a law that guarantees parents the right to the remains of their unborn children, regardless of how small they are.
Parents Guaranteed Right to Bury Stillborn Babies
Nipendra Patel in front of his home in the Bastrop community of The Colony. Patel's roof is marked with studs meant to support solar panels, but the neighborhood's developer blocked their installation.
New Law Will Help More Texans Go Solar