Health & Science

COVID-19 Vaccines Are OK During Ramadan, Houston-Area Muslim Community Leaders Say

Posted on · For months, religious leaders and other trusted voices have been promoting the vaccine to dispel hesitancy, a tactic that federal and local officials have recognized is crucial to improving vaccine uptake.

Criminal Justice

Bills To Combat Sweltering Prison Conditions Back In Texas Legislature Despite Past Legal Battle

Posted on · The House Committee on Corrections is considering several bills that would address the temperature issues in these facilities by installing climate-control systems, air-conditioning and modernized infrastructure.

Energy & Environment

ERCOT CEO Defends Power Outages As Texas Lawmakers Probe Winter Storm Response

Posted on · Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, said widespread blackouts during last week’s winter storm were necessary to prevent grid failure.