As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

A College Station YMCA Is Not Coming Anytime Soon

For five years, local leaders have been working on bringing a YMCA to the twin cities. The College Station city council was told at its last meeting that the Houston…

Driverless Vehicles Coming To Downtown Bryan

Driverless vehicles are coming to downtown Bryan. The Bryan city council Tuesday night approved agreements to allow battery operated shuttles to drive a loop bordered by 26th, Regent, 28th, and…

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti sits down with WIRED to talk about how to turn LA into a greentech testbed, why cities have to compete in order to save the…

Dedication Of The New Bryan Fire Station No. 2

The dedication of the city of Bryan’s new fire station No. 2 took place Friday morning. Speakers included mayor Andrew Nelson, fire chief Randy McGregor, and representatives of the design…

“We’re just trying to make sure nobody in our class feels left out, or sad, or ever thinks about Harvey.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Camper trailers and storage…

In Wimberley, a fight bubbles up over sewage and a beloved swimming hole

Visitors enjoy spring-fed Cypress Creek at Blue Hole Regional Park on July 19, 2018. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune * Correction appended. In November 2012, more than 100,000…

So far Democrat anxiety has been kept to a whisper, behind closed doors Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading a growing Leftist Political Revolt. Yes,…

Nearly $5 billion announced for Texas Flood Control Projects Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas — Following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) announcement of nearly $5 billion for Flood…

EPA: San Antonio ozone levels too high under new standard

Ozone, a key component of smog, forms when emissions from cars, coal plants and the like mix with other airborne compounds in the presence of sunlight. Responding to a court…

Corpus Christi water tests clean after years of problems

The shelves in the bottled water section of a Walmart in Corpus Christi were nearly empty on the morning of Dec. 15, 2016. Nearly two years after the city’s water…

Flash flooding in Houston sparks memories of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey left Ty Boufford’s home with 8 inches of water when it struck the Houston area last August. For several days after, Boufford and his family were trapped in…

College Station City Council Approves 5% Homestead Tax Exemption

A majority of College Station city council members approved a five percent homestead tax exemption for owner occupied homes at Thursday’s meeting. The motion, which was made by John Nichols…

Former College Station Mayor Ron Silvia Dies

Former College Station Mayor Ron Silvia passed away Wednesday morning after a lengthy illness. Silvia served as mayor from 2002 through 2007. According to a news release from the city…

San Francisco still doesn’t have a new mayor. But that’s democracy for you. Source: Science News

Begun under President Obama, 3 Sanctuaries added per month during his two terms Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Entire states such as California, Illinois & New York now call…

Hurricane season starts June 1. Here are some ways Texans can prepare.

Hey, Texplainer: How can I prepare for the upcoming hurricane season? Hurricane season is coming — and it can be deadly. Texas got its most recent glimpse of that during…

As cities sprawl, more Texans are exposed to tornadoes

Mark Fox cringes every time he relives the day his worst weather nightmare came true. April 3, 2012 was a hot and humid day in North Texas, and the unstable…

College Station Council Reverses March Vote And Adds “Senior” To The Name Of A New Community Center

There was applause at Monday night’s College Station city council meeting, after a majority vote reversed a decision two months ago on the naming of the city’s new community center.…

Speaker Ryan Press Office | https://spkrryan.us/2rvRRrO WASHINGTON, DC — There’s no question the economy is thriving. The unemployment rate has now dipped to 3.9 percent, its lowest point since December 2000.…