Cathaleen Qiao Chen
, a junior at Northwestern University, has covered criminal justice and higher education, among other topics, at the Texas Tribune. A native of Xinjiang, China, she moved to the U.S. at age 8. She is studying sociology, journalism and creative writing at Northwestern.
Private aerospace company SpaceX has received a preliminary green light from the FAA for a launch site in the southern tip of Texas. Some in Brownsville are over the moon about the economic windfall it could bring.
In an effort to modernize the emergency call system, a national initiative looks to increase the use of text-to-911 technology. And with such service available at 27 call centers in 12 counties, Texas is a key participant in that effort.
Houston is the seventh most dangerous city in the nation for people on foot, according to a new report. Texas ranked as the 10th most dangerous state for walking commuters, with nearly 4,200 pedestrian deaths between 2003 and 2012.
UPDATED: In light of Gov. Rick Perry’s word of caution about raising tuition, the University of Texas System Board of Regents on Wednesday only approved tuition increases for out-of-state and health science campus students.
Pat Hardy, a 12-year incumbent on the State Board of Education, is facing a tough re-election fight against a Tea Party activist in a Republican primary runoff that could shift the balance of power on the GOP-dominated board.
In the most contentious matchup yet in what has become an increasingly vicious Republican runoff for lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick and incumbent David Dewhurst hurled personal attacks at each other in Dallas on Wednesday.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is not horsing around with its new mounted patrol unit for the state Capitol complex. Formally introduced Tuesday morning, it includes three donated horses and four trained state troopers.
The Alamo Colleges system on Friday named a student member to its board of trustees. According to the system, Jacob Wong will be the first student in Texas to serve as a trustee on a community college board.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is promoting the second phase of his Educating Texans plan with a new web ad Thursday, emphasizing local control of schools and more training for teachers.