texas

2020

HBCU Students Told Us What They Want to Hear From Democrats Tonight

Students at Texas Southern University are looking for the Democrats' plans on college debt, guns, immigration, and "change."
Liz Landers
9.12.19
Music In Memoriam

What We Lost When We Lost Daniel Johnston

The songwriter brought outsider sensibilities into his music, childlike weirdness into his art, and an earnestness that we desperately needed into the world at large.
Hilary Pollack
9.12.19
gun control

Walmart Asked Gun Owners to Stop Carrying Guns in Their Stores. This Group Is Defying Them.

They say Walmart's request is just an attempt to "get the gun haters to leave them alone.”
Tess Owen
9.12.19
abortion

Austin Just Gave Texas Law the Finger and Voted to Fund Abortion Access

In a red state long hostile to abortion rights, this is believed to be a first-of-its-kind program for any U.S. city.
Carter Sherman
9.11.19
Mass Shootings

Texas' Governor Didn't Even Mention Guns in His New 8-Point Executive Order to Combat Mass Shootings

It's only a few days since Gov. Abbott said, “I’m tired of the dying.”
Tess Owen
9.5.19
food-wtf

Viral Video Shows Mouse Jumping Into a Whataburger Fryer

An attempt to catch a mouse at the Bastrop, Texas burger chain went very, very wrong.
Bettina Makalintal
9.3.19
gun violence

The Odessa Shooter Was Fired From His Trucking Job Just Hours Before Rampage

He left behind a limited digital footprint, but neighbors say he was a "loner" who threatened them and liked to shoot animals from his roof.
David Gilbert
9.2.19
Mass Shootings

Death Toll in Odessa Climbs to 7 as Toddler Shot in the Mouth Undergoes Surgery

Texas Governor Greg Abbot calls for "solutions" while also "ensuring we safeguard Second Amendment rights.”
Tess Owen
9.1.19
Mass Shootings

At Least 5 Dead and 20 Wounded In West Texas After Gunman Sprayed Highway With Bullets

The mayhem began after a traffic stop on a highway between Midland and Odessa, Texas.
Tess Owen
8.31.19
Policing

Cops Who Led Handcuffed Black Man Down the Street by a Rope Won't Face Investigation

The man's family said he’s been homeless and seeking treatment for mental illness over the past several years.
Emma Ockerman
8.19.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This 26-Year-Old Running For Congress Wants to be the AOC of Texas

She's running against one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, Rep. Henry Cuellar.
Tracy Jarrett
Alicia Menendez
8.14.19
gun violence

A Texas Gun Store Put Up a Billboard for Its “Back to School Sale”

The sign reads, "BACK TO SCHOOL SALE. AUGUST 13TH-18TH. UP TO 50% OFF FIREARMS.”
Kelly Vinett
8.12.19
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