Texas

The past several months have been chaos for groups that help resettle families in the U.S. As a result, Texas has resettled drastically fewer refugees this year than it has in previous years.

Route 66, the “Mother Road” that connected Chicago to Los Angeles, and runs through the Texas Panhandle, could soon be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program.

Governor Abbott Pushes Back Announcement On Special Session

Jun 5, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement on whether he will call a special session is not expected to happen before next week.

The dunes sagebrush lizard, the lesser prairie chicken, the monarch butterfly and many other creatures in Texas are struggling to survive. If these critters end up on the federal endangered species list some Texas industries see that as a problem. And it's a problem they'd like to avoid. The Texas state government has taken steps to keep animal species which are threatened from finding a place on the endangered species list. But have those steps crossed the line and interfered with science protocols and standards?

This Summer you should consider getting out of the old routine and find some new places to enjoy the sun and water of Texas. The new book “The Swimming Holes of Texas” lays out where the best places are in the state to take a cool dip on a hot day. It’s a practical guide to some of our outdoor hidden gems. Filled with photographs by Carolyn Tracy and written by Julie Wernersbach.

It’s published by the University of Texas Press.   

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