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Chinese firm plans $1.3 billion purchase of Texas oil lands
Oct. 26, 2015
The Shanghai-listed investment firm Yantai Xinchao Industry Co., said in a securities filing over the weekend, it was a purchasing oil lands in the Texas counties of Howard and Borden.
Publisher will revise textbook that called enslaved Africans 'workers'
Oct. 15, 2015
McGraw-Hill has apologized and said it will revise its textbook after a Texas teenager and his mother pointed out the passage.
Texas professor quitting over 'campus carry' law
Oct. 12, 2015
"I’m probably too old to draw fast anyway," says a University of Texas economist who has taught at the Austin campus since 1993. The threat of a student pulling a gun on you for a controversial thought "makes it a less desirable place for learning."
A design team tries to create a new symbol for the American South
Oct. 4, 2015
Studio 360 and a Texas design firm are working to replace the Confederate battle flag with a new redesign for the south.
Whole Foods says it will stop selling food made by prison labor
Sep. 30, 2015
Whole Foods has sourced goat cheese and tilapia from farms that employ inmates through Colorado Correctional Industries. Critics say it's exploitative because the inmates are paid so little.
U.S. Attorney General: 'this violence against all of us' must end
Sep. 2, 2015
Loretta Lynch responds to law enforcement call for support by speaking out against bloodshed.
Death of woman in Texas jail cell will be investigated as murder
Jul. 21, 2015
Sandra Bland ended up in a Texas jail after a confrontation with police following a traffic stop. Authorities say Bland killed herself in custody. Her family disputes that version of events.
Mother and daughter talk cultural roots
Mar. 6, 2015
When Rosa Ramirez told her parents she was marrying a black man, her father threatened to disown her. Then her mother intervened.
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