Susan and Keith (last names withheld for safety) have five-year-old twins, one of whom is a trans girl. Because Texas GOP leaders continue to target trans youth through legislation and policy, Susan and Keith are planning to move out of the state to protect their daughter. 

The twins read a book about Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, a video game they like playing with their father, on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Health

Trans kids and their families are leaving Texas amid state efforts to charge parents with child abuse

Posted on · Some families no longer see a future for their transgender kids in Texas. They’re moving to states with strong civil rights protections for trans people.

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered a state agency to impose safety rules on child care centers and will allow local officials to regulate public outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

Politics

Gov. Abbott Dealt A Pair Of Legal Blows As He Fights Mask, Vaccine Mandates On Multiple Fronts

Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday evening denied Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to stay temporary restraining orders blocking the governor's directive. At around the same time, the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against Abbott on behalf of San Antonio and Bexar County over their mask mandate in schools.

Electrical workers repair a power line in Austin on Feb. 18, 2021. Many Texas residents are still without power and many don't have clean drinking water or working water.

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.

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