TEXAS VIEW: Stop teens from vaping? Yes. Pull them out of their classes over...

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No responsible person wants kids to smoke. And that includes vaping, which is just another way to bring toxic and addictive chemicals into the...

TEXAS VIEW: State laws shouldn’t be used to deny access to Medicaid and other...

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A new battle has erupted in the war between the states and the federal government. A Virginia-based federal court recently ruled against states invoking...

TEXAS VIEW: Texas wants to lead in AI. Can our electric grid handle it?

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We don’t think much about our carbon footprint when we punch some words into Google. Yet did you know your average monthly Google searches...

TEXAS VIEW: The power grid puts Texas growth at risk again

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Transmission lines are to energy reliability as good roads and highways are to economic growth. Without the infrastructure in place, growth and prosperity are...

TEXAS VIEW: Texas needs to air-conditioned prisons before a federal court turns up the...

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It often takes a federal court’s involvement to get Texas to do right by the vulnerable or underserved. From appalling prison conditions and segregated...

TEXAS VIEW: Many entities expected major windfall from budget surplus

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A year ago public entities across the Rio Grande Valley and throughout Texas were excited about a record $32.7 billion budget surplus sitting in...

TEXAS VIEW: Abused Texas foster kids need a lifeline. Where’s Abbott?

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U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack recently brought harrowing details to light in a 427-page contempt order that would shake anyone’s faith in humanity....

TEXAS VIEW: Abbott deploys an authoritarian response to peaceful protest at UT

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Humanity is moved by inhumanity. Pain and injustices inflicted on us or others, with cruelty and without cause, will move people to speak out...

TEXAS VIEW: STC tuition program helps make higher education affordable for more students

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South Texas College has announced a tuition assistance program that officials say should make enrollment there essentially tuition free for all students. Such a...

TEXAS VIEW: Paxton’s dangerous plan to expand his reach into local government

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Dusting off a 39-year-old Texas code, Attorney General Ken Paxton has proposed a rule that stretches state government reach – to a stunning degree...