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Texas Young Composers Concert
A dozen budding Beethovens hear music they wrote performed by the Austin Symphony
"...months ago, a dozen budding young Beethovens from high schools across Texas wouldn't hear their compositions performed by the..."

April 15, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Schools: Under Siege
School districts around the state remember the Alamo
"...Kuhn of Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District in North Texas wrote, "I am besieged, by a hundred or more..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rep. Erin Zwiener on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We were always very clear that being progressive and being tribalist weren’t the same thing”
"...their property taxes and the legislature’s funding for public schools. A lot of folks didn’t realize the reason their..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Easy As 1323: Texas House Takes on Bullying
HB 1323 seeks to stop the madness
"...Bullying has become a public health concern. Schools are supposed to be a respite from violence, not..."

April 24, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Ash Bell

Comer, Creationists and Dover Schools
Why the author of the book for which TEA's science expert says she got fired gets creationists so upset.
"...The Texas Education Agency is caught up in a firestorm over..."

Dec. 5, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Jazz Workshop
Record review
"...important gig in town: bringing jazz into area public schools. Big Boss Tenor is a culmination of their 11th..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Deep Divisions in Texas' Powerful Anti-Choice Movement
Battle reflects Lege’s growing extremism
"...bury or cremate fetal remains after abortion – the Texas Catholic Conference of Bish­ops attended the hearings, eagerly offering..."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Deep in the Heart of Texas Political Scandals
Crimes, carousing, and contravention from the Capitol grounds
"...are even willing to get caught riding around North Texas with three prostitutes in their whip. Rounding out the..."

Jan. 6, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Texas State Is on the Rise
Apparently there can only be one good team around town
"...San Antonio media largely haven’t noticed or cared, the Texas State Bobcats are good. I mean really good. Their..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas
Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards
"...Richards was sworn in as governor of a "New Texas."..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Texas, Art Texas
When it comes to Lone Star art, Rebecca Cohen wrote the book (finally!)
"...guide to all the art museums and galleries in Texas. Now, that last need might not bother most folks,..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas by Georgia
How O'Keeffe Adopted the Lone Star State
"...Trunk- Yellow Leaves, 1928 When she lived in the Texas Panhandle, Georgia O'Keeffe stared across the vast empty spaces..."

March 20, 1998 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Texas in Bold, Dark Strokes
Artist/Historian Jack Jackson
"...included Gilbert Shelton, who worked at the University of Texas humor magazine, Texas Ranger. In 1964 Jackson published what..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Climbing Infections Be Damned, Phase 2 of the "Open Texas" Plan Begins
Greg Abbott hits the gas, tries to outrun virus
"...the percentage of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Texas continuing to climb, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, May..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Lege Lines: "Texas Plan" Hits Home
School finance heads to the House floor
"...School district officials across Texas got their first look at how House Bill 3..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Touchdowns That Changed Texas
Civil rights and sports mix in Breaking Down Barriers: The C.R. Roberts Story
"...athletes to take the field against white players in Texas. As segregation entered the rearview, the University of Southern..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...This spring, the board of trustees for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a community lawyering organization known for..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

R.I.P. Mark White, Former Texas Governor
Last surviving Democratic governor dead at 77
"...Mark White, the last surviving Democratic governor of Texas, died on Aug. 5 at the age of 77...."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Common Law: New Texas Traffic Laws Take Effect in September
New Texas traffic laws take effect in September
"...The Texas legislative session is finally in our rearview mirror and..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Column by Luke Ellis

Point Austin: Texas Brinkmanship
State report card shows plenty of room for improvement
"...Browsing through the latest edition of "Texas on the Brink" does not exactly evoke pride in..."

April 19, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Will Texas Do Better?
As the 83rd Legislature slouches toward Austin, hope dances a two-step with apprehension
"...the arrival of the Legis­lat­ure with a mixture of Texas welcome and political trepidation, and the 83rd session, which..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Greenprint Draws a Blueprint for Central Texas
A new tool sheds light on a path toward conservation
"...money for conservation perpetually tight, which lands in Central Texas are most important to protect? Which sites offer the..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Whether to Laugh or Cry: Sex Ed in Texas
A new report takes an unprecedented look at the state of sex ed in Texas public schools
"...the WAIT Training abstinence-only sex-education curriculum – and in Texas, that's the curriculum taught in 53 public school districts...."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Voters Approve Props; Travis Narrowly Passes Cancer Measure
Constitutional-amendments election turnout low but a bit higher than we expected
"...to create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas – actually fared worse than expected, although it still..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Looking Like Texas
District 51's Eddie Rodriguez represents the future of the state's people and policies
"...The northwest border of the 51st House District of Texas begins and ends roughly in the vicinity of Rep...."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Texas Joins the Inadequacy Club
School-finance decision consistent with national trends
"...District Judge John Dietz's decision earlier this month that Texas school funding is not adequate is just "one individual's..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Czechs in Texas
"...Since Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836, the republic..."

July 19, 1996 Food Feature

Public Notice: Failing Grades for Texas
School districts beset by pandemic, State rules
"...brings, but also from our own political leaders: a Texas GOP, which treats public schools with a disregard bordering..."

July 31, 2020 News Column

University of Texas Announces Plan to Promote Diversity on Campus
Several student demands remain unfulfilled, including divesting from police and removing alma mater roots in minstrelsy
"...faculty, and staff; and an open letter from the Texas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by Selome Hailu

Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...upon us and, according to the Human Rights Campaign, Texas still has a long way to go when it..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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