As of July 18, Texas’ 35 state-licensed shelters had permission to accommodate up to 6,286 children, according to the state health commission. With 4,937 kids living in them, that means they’re at 78% capacity.
Texas lawmakers made it legal to farm hemp and, incidentally, harder to prosecute people caught with small amounts of marijuana, which is still illegal. Now they're bickering about whether that's the fault of the new law or of local prosecutors.
Since his criminal indictment in July 2015, the Texas attorney general has seen delay after delay in his case, including a side dispute over prosecutor pay that has derailed the prosecution for well over a year.
Democrats looking for a challenger to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn have turned — and not for the first time — to local politicians in Texas who are attempting the leap to statewide politics. It works, sometimes.
Although policies restricting children’s presence in the workplace are common, the introduction of one at Stephen F. Austin State University has been met with monthslong resistance from some faculty members.
It started in California, on the western edge of the southern border. Now officials say the controversial “remain in Mexico” program, which sends asylum-seeking migrants back across the border to await their fate, could soon hit the other end: Brownsville.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency running the Carrizo Springs facility for unaccompanied teens, has distinguished its shelters from processing facilities facing worsening conditions. That hasn’t stopped protesters from descending on the town.