Monthly Archives: August 2016
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s office said he invited both Trump and Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico. Peña Nieto has been highly critical of Trump, likening him to both Mussolini and Hitler.
In Texas, there’s far more at stake in the 2016 election season than who takes the White House. The state is battling with federal courts over the voter ID law. Demographic change is accelerating. In one West Texas congressional district, … Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday called for a review of its current policy of detaining undocumented immigrants in private, for-profit facilities — several of which are in Texas. The announcement comes after the U.S. Department of Justice called for … Continue reading
Opponents of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline say they’ve identified a historic archeological site located within the pipeline’s path that they fear could soon be damaged by construction. In an emailed press release, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) said a team of … Continue reading
Just 12 years old, Alice Brownotter leads a crowd of hundreds in a rally against a major oil pipeline. “We can’t drink oil,” they chant. “Keep it in the soil.” She’s protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is slated to … Continue reading
Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
State lawmakers on Monday considered a host of recommendations to reshape and rename the Texas Railroad Commission, a powerful agency that oversees a host of oil and gas activities but not railroads. Staff of the Sunset Advisory Commission, the legislative … Continue reading
When the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and five others were abducted from a restaurant on Mexico’s Pacific coast last week, analysts said revenge attacks would follow. The younger Guzmán is wanted by the U.S. for … Continue reading
A new study published in July by Fort Davis biologist Kelly Bryan confirms that West Texas has the second-most diverse hummingbird population in the country, with 17 species identified in the region. The study, which Bryan has been collecting data for … Continue reading
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that they will end the use of private prisons. The department will review the contracts of 13 prisons and allow them to expire. Five of those prisons are in Texas. Private prison corporate stocks dropped … Continue reading