Politics

Texas Foster Care Children Exposed To Sexual Abuse, Given Wrong Medication And Neglected In Unlicensed Placements, New Report Says

Posted on · The federal judge overseeing the decadelong lawsuit against Texas for conditions in its foster care system cut this week’s hearing short. She proposed all parties involved, including the governor, “cut to the chase” to identify solutions.

Education News

With School Openings Near, Parents And Teachers Say State Leaders Have Stripped Them Of Weapons Against COVID-19

Posted on · Public health experts and medical professionals are sounding the alarm over the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19. The governor has stood firm on his ban against masking mandates in schools.

Immigration

Biden Administration Threatens To Sue After Texas Officials Say They’ll Yank Licenses From Facilities Housing Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Posted on · A federal attorney claims an order from Gov. Greg Abbott violates the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause and said legal action could follow if the state carries through with plans to pull licenses from the federally contracted facilities.

Energy & Environment

After Texans Died During The Power Outages, Harris County Launches Investigation Into Agencies That Run The State’s Energy Grid

Posted on · Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee said operators should have been prepared after 2011’s hard freeze that exposed weaknesses in Texas’ electrical grid system.

Texas

Texas Heading Down A Dangerous Path, Local Leaders Warn As Coronavirus Cases And Hospitalizations Surge

Posted on · When Gov. Greg Abbott let businesses start reopening, he pointed to two metrics as encouraging signs: the hospitalization rate and the infection rate. Both of those metrics are on the rise in Texas.