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As Summer Temperatures Climb, Most Texas Prisons Aren’t Air-Conditioned

Jun 12, 2019

In 2018, after a years-long lawsuit, the state of Texas installed air-conditioning at the Wallace Pack prison southeast of College Station, as part of a settlement with inmates. But within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system, there are just 29 facilities with air-conditioned beds.


Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years In Prison Under Trump Administration Proposal

Jun 6, 2019

Protesters could face up to 20 years in prison for interfering with oil and gas pipelines under a new proposal from the Trump administration.

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The ongoing effects of the trade war, severe weather and low crop prices have farmers reluctant to make big purchases like tractors, combines and planters. It was apparent in the U.S. Commerce Department’s new report, which shows farm equipment sales were down $900 million dollars over the first three months of 2019.

That’s the biggest decline in sales since 2016.

Texas House Committee Passes Property Tax Reform Bill

Mar 29, 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke at the 2019 CERAWEEK i

How Researchers Are Keeping Tabs On Oil And Gas Emissions In West Texas

Jan 24, 2019

Sharon Wilson checking out an oil and gas facility near Balmorhea.

Will Texas Loosen Its Marijuana Laws In 2019?

Dec 4, 2018

How Monarch Butterflies Are Surviving The Texas Trip

Nov 27, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.