Texas

Texas coal mining, the spread of fire ants, the growth of light pollution, the shrinking migration of monarch butterflies, the reduction of Hill Country springs, sprawl of cities and colonias in Texas. They all add up to a raft of massive environmental challenge for the Lone Star State and included in the book “The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People.”

Dallas Woman Shares Her Abortion Experience

Jun 28, 2016

Three years ago, while Wendy Davis was filibustering Senate Bill 5 in Austin, Nicole Stewart was facing a difficult decision in Dallas. Five months into her pregnancy, doctors said if she delivered her baby, it probably would not survive. She tells her story.

Nicole Stewart is the creator of Oral Fixation, a live storytelling show in Dallas. She and her husband now have a 7-month old daughter, Serena.

Monarch butterflies are vanishing from America’s backyards at an alarming rate. This could have devastating consequences for the ecosystem as well as the food supply.

Now the National Wildlife Federation is looking to help the monarchs by turning I-35 into an oasis that they can follow on their migration.

Collin O’Mara is the president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.

This week the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear two Texas death row cases. The defendant in one of the cases is Bobby James Moore and centers on questions of intellectual incompetence and eligibility for execution.

Duane Buck is the defendant second case. Buck shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Debra Gardner and her friend Kenneth Butler. The issue before the court is racial bias. During Sentencing Buck who is an African American was called a future danger to society simply because he is Black.

As part of an ongoing battle between Planned Parenthood and the Texas Medicaid program, just over six months ago the state of Texas cut off funding to a planned parenthood affiliate for an HIV prevention program.

The move came two months after Texas Republican leaders announced they would kick Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid.  That was a pronouncement spurred by a set of hoax undercover videos that sought to portray Planned Parenthood selling aborted fetal tissue.

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