Mystery abounds in Peter Weir’s “Picnic At Hanging Rock,” a movie that would not ever be made today both for its unresolved plot as well as the subtlety at which the movie suggests the budding sexuality of its young stars. If Hollywood were making this movie now, it would star a bikini-clad Selena Gomez and end with the revelation that she was swallowed by a UFO or something. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Fronteras: Nearly a quarter of Texas business owners are foreign born. Texas entrepreneurs want more high-skilled visas. The private space company XCOR recently broke ground at the Midland International Airport. Some hope this new industry will stabilize the region’s traditionally oil and gas-based boom-and-bust economy. Some family members of the missing in Mexico hoped to find answers at a gruesome body disposal site discovered in Tijuana several years ago. But hope is dwindling for DNA evidence at this site where bodies were dumped.
One line in the federal district judge’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Texas abortion law has attorneys and some state agencies asking the question: Will all abortion clinics be allowed to reopen while the case awaits an appeal before the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans?
That’s the question that abortion-rights attorneys and those with the Texas attorney general’s office are hoping to have answered by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court during an injunction hearing on Sept. 12.
Texas has never had enough water to go around, and with this ongoing drought and population growth water has never been more precious.
As cities are looking to shore up their long-range water plans they are reaching farther into the rural parts of the state looking to buy up water. But the rural areas are reacting with suspicion and dread as they witness their aquifers being tapped.
On a fall Monday in 2010, agents with the Texas attorney general’s office raided the offices of Houston Votes, a large-scale voter registration project.
Attorney General Greg Abbott said the raid was required to protect the integrity of the ballot box. Critics say it was a heavy handed effort to intimidate voter registration in an area where voter turnout is historically low.
Fred Lewis is the president of Texans Together, the nonprofit parent group of Houston Votes.
A new exhibit opened at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum featuring the work of artist Catherine Lee. The large central gallery of the Blue Star was filled with a distinct variety of different kinds of art. The exhibit is called Emergence, and it’s an overview of Lee's 45-year art career. Lee described what's there.
“There are three-dimensional works in the middle of the space that move around in the space. There are paintings on the wall. There are sculptures on the wall. There are metal pieces and delicate paper pieces. A real breadth of things,” she said.
University Hospital's new Sky Tower increased green space to cool the property, including healing gardens integrated into the building and landscapes designed to produce a lush tree canopy over 50 percent of the site within five years
University Health System Thursday accepted a check for half a million dollars in rebates for energy savings. It was the second large, commercial rebate announced this week.
George Hernandez, president and CEO of University Health System, said the new University Hospital Sky Tower is designed to use 20% less energy than a similar structure built to “normal” building codes.