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SBOE Member Wants to “Deny Hispanics” Vote on Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
One week after the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing on a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook, recently released e-mails reveal board member David Bradley, R-Beaumont, wants to “deny the Hispanics a record vote” in November when the SBOE decides whether or not they’ll accept the severely flawed book.

7:00PM Wed. Sep. 21, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Norwood Trial: Setting the Scene of the Crime
Testimony began Tuesday in the state’s case against Mark Norwood for the 1988 murder of Debra Baker. The trial’s 12 jurors saw nine witnesses: three members of Baker’s family, two neighbors, her landlord, and three former Austin Police officers who handled initial investigations into the murders.

8:24AM Wed. Sep. 14, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Rally Planned to Oppose Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, academics, lawmakers, and activists are gearing up to fight against proposed Mexican-American textbooks deemed racially offensive and overflowing with historical errors.

8:00AM Mon. Sep. 12, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Rick Perry, Lord of the Dance?
Rogers. Nijinsky. Baryshnikov. Graham. Legends of Terpsichore. And now … Rick Perry. The former governor of Texas and two-time GOP presidential primary loser is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars, because … well, what else was he going to do?

12:23PM Fri. Sep. 2, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AG Paxton Files Another Anti-Trans Lawsuit
On an anti-LGBTQ legal rampage, Texas officials have filed yet another anti-transgender federal lawsuit.

7:00AM Fri. Aug. 26, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Nine Reasons Why Trump Is in Austin
Scrying in a crystal ball. Observing chicken entrails. Reading the tea leaves. All about as useful as political science to understand why Donald Trump is spending today in Austin.

8:38AM Tue. Aug. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant
During a hearing earlier this month that weighed the state health department’s proposed rule to bury or cremate fetal tissue (also known as: conservative politicians’ latest attack on abortion access), Carol Everett worried aloud of the threat of contracting STDs and HIV from an infected woman’s fetal remains through the sewer system.

8:00AM Mon. Aug. 15, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Fetal Burial Saga Continues
When Lexie Cooper was 20 years old she was raped by a man 15 years her senior.

12:50PM Fri. Aug. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Health Advocates Deliver Thousands of Comments to Oppose Texas' Pre-Abortion Booklet Revisions
While Kryston Skinner dreamed of starting a family one day, she knew it was not the right time for an early and unexpected pregnancy.

4:00PM Wed. Jul. 27, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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