CSCOPE, an online curriculum provider for 877 school districts in Texas, became a rallying cry for conservative talk-radio hosts and legislators and the one legislator who is both, Sen Dan Patrick, R-Houston, led the charge.
Now that the state's contract with the curriculum management tool has been canceled, what happens?
An environmental group has released the results of a study that details the cost of the new oil boom known as “Fracking.” Fracking extracts oil and gas from the ground by injecting well sites with a high-pressurized mixture of water, salts and chemicals (see above graphic).
Environment Texas chartered a study of how much fracking costs Texas landowners and cities in terms of damaged roads, contamination, and pollution.
"Texas’ financial insurance standards are inadequate,” explains Luke Metzger, director of Environment Texas.
Is your life too plastic? Have you ever considered the impact of plastics on your health and your environment? The documentary film "Bag It!" follows one man's journey to learn about his own use of plastics and how they affect the world.
Texas Public Radio is presenting a free screening of "Bag It!" on Tuesday, March 5 at the LOL Comedy Club, followed by a panel discussion.