Families of three Uvalde shooting survivors sue school district, gun makers, city officials and others
The lawsuit says each defendant played a part in the shooting’s tragic outcome, from failing to comply with safety protocols to pushing dark marketing that pitches lethal weapons to young minds.
DA: Death row inmate should get new trial over judge’s bias
A Jewish death row inmate who was part of a gang of prisoners who fatally shot a police officer in 2000 after they had escaped is one step closer to getting a new trial after prosecutors have agreed with defense claims that the judge who presided over his case held antisemitic views.
Migrant encounters at the border are higher today than they were before Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star began
The number of migrant encounters at the Texas-Mexico border has climbed from 109,456 in March 2021, the month the mission began, to 116,976 in August — a failure of Abbott’s office’s stated desire to “stop this revolving door and deter others considering entering illegally.”
They saved to buy their own mobile homes. Then the land beneath them was sold to an investor.
Mobile homes are a vital source of affordable housing for around 2 million Texans. But as Texas cities grow, many mobile home parks are being closed and redeveloped, pushing out longtime residents.
As inflation skyrockets, local Texas governments ponder tax rate increases as they balance budgets
Local governments in Texas have spent the summer preparing their budgets for next year, wrestling with inflation and a law that prohibits them from raising property tax revenues beyond 3.5% without voter approval.
After cancer-causing chemicals were found in Fifth Ward soil, Houston mayor says cleanup plans are inadequate
The city’s health department found dioxins in soil samples along the fence line of a Union Pacific rail yard. Mayor Sylvester Turner said during the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival that plans to clean up the contamination should now include relocating residents.
Liz Cheney says she will do whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump from the White House, even if it means leaving the GOP
The top Republican on the House Jan. 6 committee urged voters to prioritize preserving democracy over policy differences during this year’s midterms at The Texas Tribune Festival.
U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores’ campaign says she misspoke when she said she fired aide after sexual harassment allegations
Flores’ campaign previously said former district director Aron Peña had resigned after multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Peña has denied any wrongdoing and said the accusations were politically motivated.