Immigration

Gov. Abbott Orders South Texas Prison To Make Room For Undocumented Immigrants, TDCJ Says

Posted on · The Texas Department of Criminal Justice began moving incarcerated people from the Dolph Briscoe Unit in Dilley on Wednesday as part of the governor's Operation Lone Star initiative, announced in March.

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.

Weather

Update: Texas Sees First Laura-Related Deaths; Galveston Evacuees Set To Return From Austin

Posted on · Thousands of residents along the Gulf Coast evacuated inland, and Houston-area leaders urged the region to prepare for severe winds, as Hurricane Laura approached landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Prisoner Treatment, And Unmarked Graves In Sugar Land (June 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at who advocates for the rights of Texas inmates. We learn about the exhumation of unmarked graves in Fort Bend County. And Rick Bragg talks about his book, The Best Cook in the World.