The strict Texas voter ID law generated a storm of controversy well before the Legislature passed it in 2011. Now it has been declared a violation of the Voting Rights Act in at least four federal court rulings.
Fort Worth school administrators and board members have spent three months listening to anyone who wanted to talk about transgender issues, from top state officials to activists and parents, local leaders and students. New guidelines are briefer and more direct.
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority abruptly ends an annual sales tax rebate it has been sending to Richland Hills — a loss the city estimates at $210,000 this year. In the 24 years since Richland Hills joined the authority, rebates have totaled more than $2 million, the city says.
The Governor’s University Research Initiative started in 2015, with the goal of luring more distinguished researchers to Texas universities. This year, 10 researchers were recruited by Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin and University of Houston.
Children have died without proper CPS help. Mismanagement and turnover of overloaded caseworkers plague the agency. For lack of foster care beds, some children have been sleeping in CPS offices or housed longer than called for in psychiatric hospitals.
University of Texas System regents struck down a rule adopted by the flagship campus president saying there should be no rounds in the chambers of those guns, a safety measure aimed at avoiding accidental discharge.