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Texas House Proposes Massive Increase for Public School Funding

Texas House Proposes Massive Increase for Public School Funding

January 18, 2019

As Texas’ Republican leadership calls for property tax cuts and a school finance overhaul, the Texas House on Monday pitched a bold proposal: Pump roughly $7 billion more state funds into public schoo...

TEDxYouth@Austin 2019 Registration Opens

TEDxYouth@Austin 2019 Registration Opens

January 13, 2019

Technology. Entertainment. Design. These are the ideals and foundations for TED, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing informative talks to the world. On Saturday, Feb. 11, TEDxYouth@Austin bring...

Government Shutdown Continues as Debates Come to a Standstill

Government Shutdown Continues as Debates Come to a Standstill

January 11, 2019

In a rare live broadcast from the Oval Office on Jan. 9, President Trump appealed for support of the wall he has been fighting for since the start of his campaign. Highlighting his long-held concerns of borde...

Texas House Names Dennis Bonnen New Speaker on Celebratory Opening Day

Texas House Names Dennis Bonnen New Speaker on Celebratory Opening Day

January 8, 2019

A gray fog descended on Austin Tuesday morning, but the scene inside the Texas Capitol was one of colorful festivities to mark the first day of the 86th biennial legislative session. And perhaps the hea...

“Yellow Jacket” Protests Erupt Across France

“Yellow Jacket” Protests Erupt Across France

December 11, 2018

On November 24, violent protests erupted in France. This has many wondering what this could mean for president Emmanuel Macron, governing amongst an uprising in populist politics in the EU before the F...

Texas Saw the Nation’s Sixth-Highest Voter Turnout Increase but Still Lagged Behind Most Other States

Texas Saw the Nation’s Sixth-Highest Voter Turnout Increase but Still Lagged Behind Most Other States

December 10, 2018

Four years after Texas ranked near the bottom in voter turnout in the country, the state saw a double-digit percentage point increase in that figure for the 2018 midterms. But that wasn’t good enough...

George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2018

Filed under Community & World

George Herbert Walker Bush, former US President and the father of the 43rd president George W. Bush, has died at age 94, making him the longest-lived US President in American history. Born in Milton, Ma...

Beto O’Rourke No Longer Ruling Out 2020 Presidential Run

Beto O’Rourke No Longer Ruling Out 2020 Presidential Run

November 28, 2018

EL PASO – Beto O'Rourke, coming off a closer-than-expected race against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is no longer ruling out a 2020 presidential run. During his Senate campaign, the El Paso congressman declared he wo...

Jeff Sessions Removed From Office

Jeff Sessions Removed From Office

November 16, 2018

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, stunned the populace with his resignation from his post only a day after the midterms. To fill his position, President Trump appointed Matt Whitaker a...

Texas Education Board Set to Approve Curriculum Some Say is Historically Inaccurate

Texas Education Board Set to Approve Curriculum Some Say is Historically Inaccurate

November 15, 2018

Approaching the podium, Dallas middle school teacher Ron Francis faced the circle of 15 large, wooden desks at the Texas State Board of Education’s September meeting. The board was discussing changes to t...

Midterm Elections Grip Texas and the Nation

Midterm Elections Grip Texas and the Nation

November 6, 2018

Nov. 6, 2018 is one of the biggest political days for the United States in recent history. This year’s midterm elections “could shape the nation for years” since this will be the election that determines how the United States is currently feeling towards Do...

Beto O’Rourke Speaks Outside of Voting Stations Around Austin

Beto O’Rourke Speaks Outside of Voting Stations Around Austin

November 2, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, two days after early voting opened in Texas, Democratic candidate for Senate Beto O’Rourke spoke at a small rally organized near the Purple Sage Elementary voting station....