Politics

Harris County leaders adopted a map that puts a local Republican’s reelection in jeopardy

Posted on · Republican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey are likely to sue to block implementation of the Ellis 3 map, which switches the two commissioners’ precincts and increases the minority population in Cagle’s new district.

Politics

Harris County commissioners battle over new county maps that would benefit Democrats

Posted on · A map proposed by Democratic Commissioner Rodney Ellis would shrink Republican Commissioner Tom Ramsey's precinct, while sandwiching most of unincorporated Harris County into Republican Commissioner Jack Cagle's precinct.

Energy & Environment

Illegal air pollution in Texas dropped more than 50% during the pandemic. Experts fear it’s an outlier

Posted on · A new report analyzing data gathered by the TECQ finds the drop stemmed largely from the pandemic-related downturn in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, and rising production in 2021 is already leading to a comparable rise in illegal pollution.