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85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Budget Cuts and a Ban on Planned Parenthood Leads to Decline in Services for Texas Women
Numbers show decline in clients served
"...Data from the Department of State Health Services shows that from December 2011 through..."

Oct. 17, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...and enough radiant heat to make last month's filming of local action auteur Robert Rodri­guez's hyperviolent Machete both look..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

Latino Groups Sue Texas Democratic Party
Suit charges that Dems' dual primary/caucus system discriminates against Hispanics
"...Eight plaintiffs, including the Texas branch of the League of United Latin American Citizens..."

May 10, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.
Study: Lege's family planning cuts led to an increase in abortion
"...With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of..."

July 12, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Destruction of Texas Health Care
The GOP crusade against Planned Parenthood is devastating basic care for Texas women
"...Carole Belver, executive director of Community Action Inc. of Central Texas, spent Tues­day, Jan...."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Local Advocates Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas
A handful of Texas counties continue to resist SCOTUS
"...While progressive counties like Travis were “overjoyed” to issue marriage licenses to..."

July 8, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Return of the Titty Tax
New 'nudity' tax could include not just strip clubs but cabarets, bars, fashion shows, and even mainstream theatres
"...its Legislature sponsors say is just supposed to affect Texas strip joints, could in fact sweep up cabarets, bars,..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...a lake, with boats, and lily ponds, and lots of trees, and of course roses, and gravel paths to..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

News Roundup: Counties, Communities, Council
Municipal politics matter!
"...the ballot, and it probably won't matter; a neighborhood association urges developers to build urban density; 'single-member districts' come..."

Jan. 18, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Dr Pepper, Texas
What makes the Dr Pepper in Dublin, Texas, so much better than that made anywhere else?
"...Band. When the band found out that a U.S. soft drink company had rights to the name, they changed..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Features Feature by David Lynch

The Laws of the Land
Hatfield and McCoy Drama Unfolds Over Aquifer
"...Bill Couch, manager of Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, is try to fend..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Planning a Compact City in the Midst of Urban Sprawl
"...major battles in transportation planning: trying to halt construction of freeways that pave the way for urban sprawl, and..."

Dec. 22, 1995 News Feature

Texas State Board of Education
" choose between a Fulbright scholarship recipient and English professor, or a man who once compared advocates of evolution..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Four of Six: 3rd Court of Appeals
This year, four of the court's six seats are contested
"...Although Texas' appellate judicial races earn little voter scrutiny, what happens..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Clash of La Clica
"...for county commissioner in Precinct 4 is a matter of style. His style versus that of the incumbent, Margaret..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by James Garcia

RECA Gets a Splash of Cold Water
LCRA proposes aggressive conservation measures for these drought-ridden times
"...comes to water use, warned Tom Mason, general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, at a Real Estate..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Bloodthirsty Killers of Circle C
Victims take flight! ... Officials shrug! ... Stealthy predators stalk the suburban streets!
"...Circle C, a gentle curve lined with tall homes of limestone and brick. The garage doors are all neatly..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Shea Supports Brees for Place 5 on 3rd Court of Appeals
"...Dear Editor, I was surprised by your lack of endorsement in Mina Brees' race for Place 5 on..."

Oct. 24, 2006 Postmarks

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...Turning off FM 1325 onto tattered Northridge Acres Drive is like..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Who Should Pay for Lobbying?
Proceedings begin in lawsuit about taxpayer-funded lobbying
"...Peggy Venable, Janice Brauner, and Judy Morris – members of the Americans for Prosperity foundation – against Williamson County..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Asked Again
Commissioners Court again considers a public defender's office
"...After years of starts and stops, Travis County will move forward once..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

AFP Is an Anti-Government Organization
"...line regarding the Americans for Prosperity lawsuit against the Texas Association of Counties: TAC has a constitutional right to..."

March 6, 2008 Postmarks

Halfway to Nowhere
As the Lege turns the corner, there's still plenty of time for trouble
"...Lege cleared the session's midpoint early last week, the Texas House had already managed to undermine the public school..."

April 1, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Developers' Gift Horse
"...The failure of the Elgin Bank legislation in the session has left..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature

Hays County Hell
Elgin Bank Victory May Mean Colonia-like Development
"...this colonia-like development. photograph by Jana Birchum A couple of miles east of the interstate, near Kyle, a subdivision..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Bob Elder

Lobbying Lawsuit Update
Parties in taxpayer-funded lobbying suit are splitting the difference following district judge's recent opinion
" Peggy Venable, Janice Brauner, and Judy Morris, members of Americans for Prosperity v. Williamson County and the Texas..."

Jan. 12, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week..."

March 7, 2008 News Feature

Maxey Shows Moxie in Curious Bid for Tax Assessor
Glen Maxey defends his bid for tax assessor-collector
" elect him to the job instead – the Texas Association of Counties Leadership Foundation comes out and says..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Where's Your Evidence?
Advances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or just plain sloppy
"...prosecutors – in Gray County and the attorney general's office – for the right to DNA-test certain items of..."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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