As promised, state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio, said she would make a formal annoncement about her future plans on Nov. 23 in an email sent to supporters Friday. She is expected to run for lieutenant governor.
Months after lawmakers cut millions of dollars in funding for the state juvenile justice department and ordered the closure of a detention facility, movement to shutter a Corsicana facility for mentally ill youths remains stalled as state leaders reconsider its demise.
UPDATED: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst sent the president a letter demanding repayment for the more than $156.6 million that Texas counties have spent since 2011 on jailing undocumented immigrants with federal detainers.
The environment track at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival featured panel discussions on the aftermath of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, the future of water and parks in Texas, and the fight over climate change.
The higher education track at The Tribune Festival featured discussions about the future of higher education, what's happening at non-flagship universities, the role of regents and whether to pay student-athletes. You can hear the sessions here.
The public education track at the Texas Tribune Festival featured panel discussions about early childhood education, charter schools, innovations in teaching and the future of public schools. You can hear the sessions here.
Williamson County state district Judge Ken Anderson, who oversaw the wrongful murder conviction of Michael Morton in 1987, has submitted a letter to Gov. Rick Perry resigning his position effective immediately.
Data from the Texas criminal justice system shows that psychiatric prison units experience the most violence per capita. Use this interactive to examine the violent incidents reported at more than 90 Texas prisons between 2006 and 2012.