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TribCast: Is Texas uniquely bad at disaster preparedness?

In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with University of Texas at Austin professor Michael Webber and environment reporter Erin Douglas about the state’s widespread...

Gambling proponents have a new plan to ask Texas voters to legalize casinos

If state lawmakers agree, Texas voters will have the final say on whether the state will expand gambling and casinos this November.

Texas Senate leaders signal intent to spend big on border security

The state has spent $4 billion on border initiatives in the past two years, including $40 million to bus migrants out of Texas into...

Texas is well-positioned to weather a potential national recession, Dallas Fed economist says

Despite worries of a national recession, Texas’ robust labor force and strong energy sector could help it fare relatively well in a potential 2023...

Austin hopes to make major progress Friday in restoring power

More than 240,000 customers remained without electricity Friday morning, but rising temperatures were expected to aid the slow work of bringing power back to...

Chainsaws and dry socks: Austinites step up for neighbors during ice storm

Friends in North Austin removed downed trees from neighbors’ roofs, while closer to the city core, volunteers rushed to meet the immediate needs of...

As Texas thaws again, calls to rethink how cities prepare for winter weather are...

Experts say local governments should prioritize extreme weather preparedness. Cost can be a deterring factor.

State Board of Education eases stance on vouchers after previously rejecting “school choice” policies

This comes two days after Gov. Greg Abbott voiced his most explicit support yet of a new school choice policy at a Parent Empowerment...

For many Central Texans, latest bout of cold weather and outages reopens old wounds

Severe weather this week is confronting Texans with old problems and stirring up memories of previous crises. Experts say this can be a detriment...

In Central Texas, an urban tree canopy bends to the ice

The Hill Country loves its trees. But improper pruning and a drought earlier in the year may have contributed to the huge number of...

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The 1900

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The 1900- Trent Champ

Bernie Sanders inspired an unprecedented kind of grassroots enthusiasm and creativity in terms of campaign tactics that caught many establishment Democrats off guard. Perhaps...

In Their Own Words

Danielle Pellett, Candidate for U.S. Congress in 2018

Reject the Status Quo

Well, the Democrats lost this year. Big time. But the people who suffer will be more than just the handful of politicians who are...