Written by Texas Tribune on May 27, 2022
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune Katrina Rasmussen was an eighth grade student in North Texas when she watched the raw, televised images of kids her age running from their Colorado high school while bleeding students and teachers were carried into parked ambulances. Now, 23 years later, she…
Written by Texas Tribune on May 26, 2022
By Jolie McCullough and Kate McGee, The Texas Tribune Four years after an armed 17-year-old opened fire inside a Texas high school, killing 10, Gov. Greg Abbott tried to tell another shell-shocked community that lost 19 children and two teachers to a teen gunman about his wins in what is now an…
Written by Texas Tribune on May 25, 2022
By Kate McGee and Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune In the past few years, Texas Republicans have been quick to consider a crackdown on gun violence after a mass shooting. They did so in 2018 after a 17-year-old entered Santa Fe High School and killed 10 people. Then again in 2019, when two…
Written by Texas Tribune on May 25, 2022
By Abby Livingston and Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune LAREDO —U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, the last anti-abortion Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, boldly declared victory just before midnight in his nail-biter primary runoff race. But his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros,…
Written by Texas Tribune on May 24, 2022
By Matthew Watkins, The Texas Tribune Mass shootings in Texas have become so common, they begin to collectively feel familiar. But each lands with fresh horror. The sniper who climbed a tower 56 years ago at the University of Texas to gun down students introduced the state to the threat. The…
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 20, 2022
Vocal public support for Brackenridge Park’s heritage trees has so far blocked San Antonio from carrying out a controversial plan to destroy more than 100 of them. On May 24, San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department will hold its third meeting for the public to learn and…
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 20, 2022
BBC Newshour interviewed a San Antonio woman in desperate need of baby formula and warns against home made formula: Brandy Sloan was close to tears. The 43-year-old mother of two had reached a breaking point in her desperate search for baby formula when the fifth grocery store she rushed into…
Written by Texas Tribune on May 20, 2022
By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — Two Texas Republicans were among a small number of House members on Wednesday to vote against a bill that would help women and children on federal assistance have access to more formula brand options. The legislation passed with bipartisan…
Written by Texas Tribune on May 17, 2022
By Reese Oxner, The Texas Tribune At a time when Texas is poised to outlaw the vast majority of abortions if the nation’s highest court overturns constitutional protections for the procedure, a recent University of Texas at Austin poll shows most Texan voters think access to abortion should be…