The American Dream holds that hard work and determination pay off, but is that still true? Does the "land of opportunity" still exist in America? Turns out it depends on a lot of things, not the least is where you live.
The Equality of Opportunity Project at Harvard shows us that cities like Salt Lake City have social mobility comparable to the best developed countries, whereas Milwaukee and Atlanta have the mobility rates less than any developed country.
In the online aftermath of a tweet calling state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, a "Retard Barbie" and an "idiot," a group advocating for Texas women in politics said they have had an outpouring of support.
The tweet was sent on Saturday by Denton Attorney Jeff Rutledge as a comment on the 2014 governor's race, which is currently without a commitment from Davis, and earned a "thanks" from Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott:
The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring new labels on certain pesticides that may harm bees and other pollinators, just one effort in an ongoing multi-layered campaign to strengthen the bee population.
In May the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report showing scientific consensus that there are a complex set of stressors associated with the decline in honey bee populations, including loss of habitat, parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.
Of the $10.8 million given to Texas groups by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Affordable Care Act's "navigator" program, the Texas chapter of Migrant Health Promotion received over $580,000.
The group will be promoting healthcare solutions to the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in South Texas.
Texas Public Radio this month was honored with seven Lone Star Awards for broadcast and online journalism. The Lone Star Awards is a statewide competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in journalism and mass communication, and is organized by the Houston Press Club.
Texas Matters: The embattled Texas school finance system continues to discriminate against districts in poorer areas. Right now the Johnny Manziel autograph controversy is one of the biggest storylines in sports, and Texas Monthly explores his role as an American anti-hero. Also on this episode: Texas contract workers have little protection from injury and wage theft, but the Workers Defense Project is trying to change that. Sunday is the 200th anniversary of the "tremendous slaughter" that was the Battle of Medina.