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Air quality and the Eagle Fordnew

Where are we in terms of compliance with federal air quality standards?
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  04-02-2012  |  Environment

Poet Laureate approaches while Grona closesnew

On Tuesday, April 3, Mayor Julián Castro will formally announce nationally recognized poet and author Carmen Tafolla as the first City of San Antonio Poet Laureate.
San Antonio Current  |  Scott Andrews  |  04-02-2012  |  Performance

What design elements at Karnes facility tell us about the state of immigrant detentionnew

No guard towers, no barbed wire, no road with armed checkpoints. The new Karnes County Civil Detention Center doesn't look much like a prison from the outside.
San Antonio Current  |  Scott Andrews  |  04-02-2012  |  Immigration

Fate of natural Texas rests on landowners and smart conservationnew

You don't need to ride our highways or jockey for parking at our many strip malls to know San Antonio has been growing.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  03-31-2012  |  Environment

Texas Gets Pass to Enforce 'Empowering' Pre-Abortion Sonogram Lawnew

In the past, appellate court's Chief Judge Edith Jones has supported Supreme Court review of Roe v. Wade.
The Texas Observer  |  Patrick Michels  |  01-11-2012  |  The War on Women

Texas vs. EPAnew

As 2011 dawned, state leaders were openly refusing to abide by new nationwide greenhouse gas emissions standards.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  12-30-2011  |  Environment

Texas vs. Womennew

Jeffrey Hons, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas, says he refuses to turn the page on 2011 in anger, frustration, or disappointment.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  12-30-2011  |  The War on Women

The End of Family Planning in Texasnew

They say they defunded Planned Parenthood. But lawmakers' attack on family planning will cost Texas money, reduce access to healthcare and result in even more abortions.
Dallas Observer  |  Anna Merlan  |  10-28-2011  |  Policy Issues

Rick Perry's Manufactured Miraclenew

Rick Perry's Texas is a job-making, low-taxing oasis of prosperity. It's also pure fantasy.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  10-06-2011  |  Policy Issues

The Boy from Haskellnew

Rick Perry's small-town Texas politics.
The Texas Observer  |  Saul Elbein  |  09-23-2011  |  Politics

Endangered Species Act Has Kept the Water Flowing in Texas, and it Won't Stop the Oilnew

Despite all the political huffing you hear coming from Texas these days, the federal Endangered Species Act has actually been an economic boon to Texas.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  06-09-2011  |  Environment

Rick Perry for President? Let's Hope Notnew

Before folks outside Texas (which is still a state, although Perry has threatened secession) get too excited about the notion of our own Goodhair getting to the White House, heed this warning from the Lone Star State.
San Antonio Current  |  Vince Leibowitz  |  06-09-2011  |  Elections

Tax and Divertnew

Texans pay billions in special fees and taxes for worthwhile programs. Why does the money go elsewhere?
The Texas Observer  |  Forrest Wilder  |  05-05-2011  |  Policy Issues

Texas Still Executes Mentally Retarded Criminals ... For Nownew

Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ban, Texas has continued to send mentally retarded criminals to death row. Will Daniel Plata's case correct this injustice?
The Texas Observer  |  Renée Feltz  |  04-19-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Texas Right-to-Life Groups are Pushing Policies That May Lead to More Abortionsnew

In their lust to defund Planned Parenthood, Texas right-to-life groups and conservative lawmakers are pushing policies that -- in an ironic twist -- could lead to more abortions.
The Texas Observer  |  Alexa Garcia-Ditta  |  04-19-2011  |  The War on Women

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