August 9, 2013 A group is calling on back-to-school shoppers to boycott Macy's and Kroger stores in Texas this weekend, in retaliation for the national retailers' efforts to quash a bill that would have strengthened the state's wage discrimination law.
August 2, 2013 A newly outsized logo is part of a Texas college's broader plan to change the fortunes of its football team. The Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce won only a single game last year.
July 31, 2013 His books became icons of rural life in Texas. Graves' 1960 memoir, Goodbye to a River, recounts a canoe trip along a doomed waterway he knew in his youth. The book "was quickly recognized as a classic," NPR member station KERA reports.
July 30, 2013 KUHFWhen a parent finds out he or she has cancer, one of the most difficult conversations to have may be with the children. Two programs in Houston teach children and parents how to deal with the emotions that arise throughout the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
July 23, 2013 When Dallas barbecue restaurant Pecan Lodge opened three years ago, there was no line of customers waiting to taste the brisket. But that all changed when Texas Monthly barbecue critic Daniel Vaughn rated the Pecan Lodge barbecue among the very best in the state.
July 19, 2013 A six year study of NPR's coverage finds that Washington sure enough leads, but there is more national dispersal than imagined. Editors and many of us want still more. See if your state is being dissed. Someone seems to be messing with Texas in particular (and Florida).
July 17, 2013 Public health officials thought West Nile virus was history. But in 2012, the virus struck back, sparking a major outbreak around Dallas that killed 19 people and left hundreds more disabled. Scientists say they've discovered key clues in the Dallas outbreak that could help predict future outbreaks.
July 12, 2013 During the first half of 2013, more than a dozen states enacted 45 separate provisions restricting access to abortion. High-profile battles continue in Texas and North Carolina. The restrictions range from bans to stricter regulations of clinics.
July 8, 2013 The Texas governor announced Monday that he would not seek a fourth term, but gave strong indications that he'd like another shot at the GOP presidential nomination.
July 8, 2013 Within a decade, Hispanics are projected to eclipse non-Hispanic whites as the largest race or ethnic group in Texas. The political impact could reverberate across the nation.
July 3, 2013 Almost no one knows more about the rapidly growing Texas population than the state's demographer, Lloyd Potter. He talks about the historic shift in Hispanic population — and why he's glad he isn't studying the demographics of, say, New Hampshire.
July 2, 2013 Gov. Rick Perry is expected to answer the question of whether he'll run for re-election to a fourth term when he meets with supporters Monday.
July 2, 2013 The good news for Texas Democrats is that the state is becoming more urban. The bad news? It could be many years before urban Democratic voting margins are high enough for them to win statewide elections.