Special Coverage

Written by Texas Tribune on May 14, 2018

By Alexa Ura and Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune

From Jacquelyn Callanen’s perch in the Bexar County elections office, the period following Texas’ voter registration deadlines is best described as a paper tsunami.

Some of it arrives by mail. Some stacks are delivered by volunteer voter registrars. The secretary of state’s office sends over a handful of boxes filled to the brim.

Written by Texas Tribune on May 04, 2018

By Regina Mack, The Texas Tribune

Lawmakers in Texas have debated school finance for years, but have so far struggled to come up with a way to reform the way the state funds its public schools.

Written by Cynthia Spielman on May 03, 2018

By Cynthia Spielman and Cosima Colvin

Neighborhood Plans are civic engagement and grassroots democracy at its most local level.

They were created by ordinary people who care about their community and were willing to work, to participate and to engage with their neighbors in a real partnership with the city under the 1998 Community Building and Neighborhood Planning Program.  

We spent hundreds of hours planning, facilitating and attending meetings. We talked to one another, and sometimes struggled with ideas until we finally came to a consensus.

Written by rudyarispe on May 01, 2018

The Rockport-Fulton area has made a lot of progress after taking a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 25, 2017. To keep the recovery going, the community is offering a new approach to volunteering. It’s called “VolunTOURism.”

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to come help the Rockport-Fulton communities rebuild and enjoy the beaches and the wonderful weather at the same time. Projects include everything from helping to repair homes to picking up trash.

Written by rudyarispe on Apr 30, 2018

Over the years, several people have claimed to witness a miracle right in their own kitchen: the image of Jesus or La Virgen de Guadalupe miraculously appearing on a tortilla they were preparing on a comal.