No Human Rights In Texas

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

Texas, the Lone Star state, was once a part of Mexico but broke away after that nation outlawed slavery. Such reactionary beginnings have carried over into its governance in the 21st century and [...]

Half Of Texas Without Clean Water

By Chase Lawrence, WSWS. -

More than 14.6 million Texans, about half of the population of the state, remained under a boil-water advisory Friday, according to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokeswoman Tiffany [...]

Texas’s Independent Electric Grid Leaves Millions Without Power

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout. -

On Tuesday, millions of Texans woke up to find themselves without power as unusually cold conditions for the state knocked out the state’s power grid. The blackouts began on Monday when the [...]

A Fossil Fuel Fail In Texas

By Jamie Henn, Fossil Free Media. -

As you may have seen on social media, a group of climate deniers, right wing politicians, and fossil fuel industry mouthpieces are spreading a bunch of disinformation about how wind and solar [...]

Hospital Closes Without Warning Because It’s Behind On Rent

By Mycah Hatfield, ABC13. -

Houston, TX - Doctors and patients at the Heights Hospital were left stuck in the parking lot after being told they were not allowed in the building Monday afternoon. A note posted on the door [...]

Free Grocery Store Opens In District With High Number Of Poor Students

By Janelle Griffiths, NBC News. -

This month, the principal of Linda Tutt High School in the small town of Sanger, Texas, said he was approached by an eighth grader eager to share that he had bought a three-in-one men's shampoo, [...]

Doctors Decry ‘Less Lethal’ Police Munitions

By Alexandra Kelley, The Hill. -

A group of doctors from the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Austin penned a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine to warn of the dangers of police’s [...]

ICE Guards ‘Systematically’ Sexually Assault Detainees

By Lomi Kriel, Pro Publica. -

Guards in an immigrant detention center in El Paso sexually assaulted and harassed inmates in a “pattern and practice” of abuse, according to a complaint filed by a Texas advocacy group urging [...]

911 Services That Dispatch Mental Health Counselors, Gain Traction

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Capt. Jason Castleberry grabbed his shoulder radio, responding to a dispatcher from his office at Austin EMS’s Station 5, “Chip 100, chip 1, [...]

Traveling 800 Miles For Abortion Care

By Dennis Carter, Rewire News. -

Republican leaders in Texas are further exacerbating the harm of the state’s raft of anti-choice regulations by stopping legal abortion amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) [...]

Rising Tides Will Leave No Choice For US Millions

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net  -

The Texan city of Houston is about to grow in unexpected ways, thanks to the rising tides. So will Dallas. Real estate agents in Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; and Las Vegas, Nevada could [...]

In Amarillo, Copper Workers’ Strike Enters Fourth Month With No End In Sight

By Gus Bova, Texasobserver.org -

It’s a February evening in the Texas Panhandle, and it’s cold as hell. Five men stand on the shoulder of Highway 136 northeast of Amarillo, huddled around a fire in a 55-gallon oil drum. Patches [...]

Economic Development Department Directed To Create A Worker Co-op Pilot Program

By Annelies Lottmann, Acba.coop -

The Austin Cooperative Business Association announces a big win for cooperatives in Central Texas, as the Austin City Council passes an express directive to the Economic Development Department to [...]

Police Try To Assassinate Atatiana Jefferson’s Character After Killing Her In Her Own Home

By Bruce C.T. Wright, Newsone.com -

The Fort Worth Police Department was in shameless damage control mode after one of its officers killed a Black woman in her own home by shooting his gun through a window early Saturday morning. [...]

Texas Charges Oil Port Protesters Under New Fossil Fuel Protection Law

BY Nicholas Kusnertz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A group of activists who shut down one of the nation's largest oil ports by hanging off a bridge over the Houston Ship Channel have been charged under a new Texas law that imposes harsh penalties [...]