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 [...]

Federal Judge Rebukes Houston DA For Using The Willie Horton Strategy

By Daniel Nichanian, Appealpolitics.org -

U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal gave preliminary approval last week to a settlement that restructures the bail system and provides for the pretrial release of most people charged with [...]

To Understand The El Paso Massacre, Look To The Long Legacy Of Anti-Mexican Violence At The Border

By David Dorado Romo, Texasobserver.org -

In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting—the largest massacre of Latinx people in the history of the United States—politicians of all stripes stood before the cameras and gave their [...]

‘Astonishing’ Texas Legal Win Tops Decades Of Clean-Water Heroism

By Robert S. Becker, Nationofchange.org -

Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet wet. Literally, in polluted bays. Long on need yet short on cash for pricey consultants, clean water champions along the [...]

Texas State Bill Would Make Protesting Pipelines A Felony On Par With Attempted Murder

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder. "It's an anti-protest bill, favoring the fossil fuel [...]

US Judge Strikes Down Texas Anti-BDS Law

By Middle East Eye. -

A US federal judge has struck down a controversial Texas anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) law, saying it violates freedom of speech under the country’s first amendment of the [...]

Indigenous Activists Set Up Protest Camp At South Texas Cemetery To Stop Trump’s Wall

By Gus Bova, Texasobserver.org -

The 154-year-old Eli Jackson Cemetery sits about a mile from the Rio Grande, south of the Hidalgo County town of San Juan. Encompassing about a quarter-acre, it hosts the remains of some 150 [...]

Massive ICE Workplace Raid Jails 280 Immigrant Workers In Texas

By Matthew Taylor, Wsws.org -

Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided an Allen, Texas business on Wednesday morning and arrested 280 undocumented workers. The business, CVE technology, employs 2,100 [...]

Water Protectors Lock-Down Dallas Mansion Of Kelcy Warren, CEO Of Energy Transfer Partners

By L'Eau est la Vie, Earthfirstjournal.org -

DALLAS, TEXAS 10/19 – On Friday morning, Water Protectors locked themselves to gates at the entrance of the residence of Kelcy Warren, CEO and Chairman of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), [...]