Former Texas House member Chris Paddie, a Republican who chaired the powerful State Affairs committee and had a hand in regulating Texas' electrical grid, has become a lobbyist with clients including the state's largest power company. Staff writer Justin Miller examines the latest lawmaker to cash in on the influence they gained in public office.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has withdrawn its approval for an expansion of the Matagorda Ship Channel. Staff writer Delger Erdenesannareports on how the expansion could disturb a mercury-laden Superfund site.
From Grand Prairie to San Antonio, anti-LGBT groups continue to harass drag shows. Special Investigative Correstpondent Steven Monacelli reports on the risks performers take and the community response.
Rising prices in West Campus leave learners scrambling for affordable housing options, with some paying up to $2,000 a month per room. The Observer's Ikram Mohamaed reports on the housing situation at the Univrsity of Texas at Austin.
Last year, contributor Sumaiya Malik reported on why experts say the energy reform bill signed by Governor Greg Abbott doesn’t go far enough to protect Texans from future blackouts. This Christmas Day, some Texans have no electricity due to the winter weather.