Special Coverage

Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 07, 2016

Editor's note: This story was updated with a comment from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's office.

With the legislative session just weeks ahead, the Texas business community is digging in its heels in opposition to Texas Republicans’ anti-LGBT proposals, warning they could have dire consequences on the state’s economy.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 06, 2016

A Mennonite Church in San Antonio has become a living nativity scene, sheltering hundreds of refugee mothers and children who fled violence and poverty in Central America.

Immigration officials delivered more than 500 asylum-seeking women and children to the church after a judge in Austin ruled that Texas could not license the detention centers where they were being held as child care facilities. The refugees were delivered in waves, some arriving at 2 a.m. Monday in a driving thunderstorm.

Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 06, 2016

The Parks Community Bond Committee on Monday, Dec. 5, finalized its recommendations toward the city’s planned 2017 bond.

Committee members spent nearly four hours making proposals and counter-proposals. Negotiations during brief breaks took place. A few tense moments, also, were present.

Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 29, 2016

Members of a C.O.P.S. (Communities Organized for Public Service (C.O.P.S.)/Metro Alliance "action team" are unsure how to take on part of the city's planned 2017 bond that could dedicate $20 million toward affordable housing.

Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 25, 2016

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series about global and local efforts to conserve energy and limit pollution through energy efficiency.