HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

"Illuminating Spirits," an art and poetry exhibition by incarcerated women in the Texas prison system, are displayed at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, presented by The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition and the City of Austin.
"Illuminating Spirits," an art and poetry exhibition by incarcerated women in the Texas prison system, are displayed at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, presented by The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition and the City of Austin.

Prisoner Advocates: More Resources for Inmate Art

Behind bars, art can be an important form of expression for women who have suffered from trauma, drug addiction or mental illness. And advocates for prisoner rights say they plan to ask lawmakers for more money to provide inmates with art supplies and art therapy.

Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.
Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.

The Brief: April 17, 2014

The grand jury investigation into Rick Perry's veto of funding for the Public Integrity Unit has drawn new national attention to the outgoing Texas governor who is weighing a return to the presidential sweepstakes.

The Brief: April 17, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.
Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.

The grand jury investigation into Rick Perry's veto of funding for the Public Integrity Unit has drawn new national attention to the outgoing Texas governor who is weighing a return to the presidential sweepstakes.

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Interactive: The Impact of HB 2 on Abortion Facilities

The Brief: April 9, 2014

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks to media about his education proposals at IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio, Texas on April 2nd, 2014
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks to media about his education proposals at IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio, Texas on April 2nd, 2014

The Greg Abbott campaign wants to make clear it is not calling for testing of 4-year-olds.

The Brief: April 3, 2014

Fort Hood military post located outside of Killeen, Texas
Fort Hood military post located outside of Killeen, Texas

A gunman killed three fellow soldiers and later killed himself Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, an incident which invariably brought back memories of the mass shooting on the military base in November 2009 that claimed 13 lives.

The Brief: April 2, 2014

Wendy Davis listens to a press question at Scholtz Garden on March 24, 2014 following an equal pay rally.
Wendy Davis listens to a press question at Scholtz Garden on March 24, 2014 following an equal pay rally.

The Dallas Morning News has taken another look at wage disparities between men and women, this time expanding the focus to look at trends across the country and not just in Texas.

The Meadows Foundation, RGK Foundation and Burdine Johnson Foundation have supported health care coverage at The Texas Tribune.

The Brief: April 15, 2014

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat, and State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican who is running for lieutenant governor, are set to debate immigration policy in Castro's hometown on April 15.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat, and State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican who is running for lieutenant governor, are set to debate immigration policy in Castro's hometown on April 15.

Julián Castro and Dan Patrick square off this evening in a San Antonio television studio in their long-awaited debate over immigration. Here are some things to watch for.