reports on energy and the environment for the Tribune. Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in philosophy and multimedia journalism, Kiah has reported on state and local government and politics for publications across the state, including the Austin-American Statesman and the Houston Chronicle. Kiah began her career at the San Angelo Standard-Times in West Texas, where she chronicled a burgeoning oil-and-gas boom and broke news about energy companies' voluminous water use during a prolific drought. The high point of Kiah's Tribune tenure so far came in early 2017 when she won a Peabody Award for her work on a project that examined research into a specific type of hurricane scientists say will eventually devastate the city of Houston.
Candidates running for the State Board of Education include a Republican who once claimed President Obama used to be a prostitute and a Democrat who described herself as a “MeXicana Empowerment Specialist."
The Texas Legislature’s efforts to beef up state oversight and avert deadly disasters like the 2013 West fertilizer plant explosion have been “not entirely adequate,” the federal Chemical Safety Board says in its final report.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Texas Tribune, new Education Commissioner Mike Morath said he wants to better support teachers, develop a fair school accountability system and help struggling schools.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday vowed to pass a bigger and better tax credit scholarship program — and possibly other school choice legislation — out of the Senate in 2017 and this time get it to the Governor's desk.
Negotiators from nearly 200 nations, including the United States, struck an unprecedented climate agreement on Saturday that could have big implications for Texas — and also face big pushback from state leaders.
The end of the widely reviled No Child Left Behind Act — and Texas’ standoff with the federal government over that 2002 law — is in sight, to the elation of the state education commissioner, superintendents and teachers.