Electricity issues may not get as much ink as abortion-ban legislation here in Texas, but there were a few bills filed this session -- more like kale than red meat -- that sure as heck would have had a bigger impact on your pocketbook. They were common-sense and pro-consumer protections and, obvious ... More >>
State Representative Helen Giddings was one of several Democratic lawmakers invited to the Governor's Mansion Monday afternoon for a reception hosted by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. But she never showed up. Giddings declined the invitation to protest the requirement that she undergo a backgr ... More >>
As we told you recently, the Texas Public Utility Commission is looking at raising the maximum amount that electricity generators can charge for power during times of high demand, when prices typically spike. Right now, the cap -- the state's gesture to keep us from getting gouged every July -- is $ ... More >>
Struggling to remain viable since losing its Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation this summer, Paul Quinn College yesterday announced a major fund-raising milestone. The historic black college has raised more than $1 million since July, when the Texas Legislative Black Caucu ... More >>
Self-Appointed lottery watchdog Dawn Nettles keeps her eye on the balls-and has some, too.
For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.
God and Texas taxpayers answer the prayers of a prison-based ministry
When heavyweight Southwestern Bell gets into a brawl with AT&T at the Legislature, consumers--that's you--are the ones who get beat up