West unveils memorial six years after fertilizer plant explosion killed 15

A vehicle near the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion in West, Texas, near Waco, in 2013.  Mike Stone / Bay Area News The Texas town of…

Lindsey Hendrix: Thanks for joining us for this bonus episode on Texas A&M Health Talk. Today we’re featuring a special recording from our friends at Blue Cross and Blue Shield…

Environmentalists take petrochemical giant Formosa to court over plastics pollution

Diane Wilson takes a break from organizing bins containing thousands of plastic pellets that she and other activists have collected from Lavaca Bay and Cox Creek over the past three…

One day last summer, Greta Thunberg skipped school, sat down outside the Swedish parliament—and launched a movement that’s still going strong. Source: Science News

Explosions from unregulated pipelines can kill in Texas while energy companies go unpunished

A firefighter tamps out flames shortly after an explosion destroyed the Tercero family’s home outside Midland. Courtesy of the Midland County Fire Marshal’s Office STANTON — Delaney Tercero, 3, was…

Three candidates vie for slot on Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency

A historic oil and gas boom is underway in West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune Texas has been a key oil-and-gas-producing state for more than a century. It’s…

How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

“If we’re fortunate enough to win back the House or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.” By Gary Bauer Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Remember when Hillary…

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…

“You will be lynched, destroyed, and caricatured by a Committee of the U.S. Senate, rather than hung by a tree,” said then-Supreme Court Nominee Clarence Thomas on October 11, 1991, defending…

“From my standpoint, as Black-American, as far as I am concerned this is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way dain to think for themselves, to do…

Only Republican appointees show independence on Court , the very ones Democrats so strongly oppose Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of…

BusyGasper – the unfriendly spy

In early 2018 our mobile intruder-detection technology was triggered by a suspicious Android sample that, as it turned out, belonged to an unknown spyware family. Further investigation showed that the…

Texas A&M Transportation Institute's Dick Zimmer has ties to Apollo 11 landing

On the afternoon of July 20, 1969 — a Sunday — Dick Zimmer sat behind the steering wheel of his VW Bug, driving east along Interstate 10. Source: The Eagle…

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.…

Governor Greg Abbott Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The additional $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds will inject desperately needed dollars to help restore our communities. As…

Abbott and FEMA are using Harvey to reinvent disaster response. Some say that makes displaced Texans "guinea pigs."

ROCKPORT — In the weeks immediately after Hurricane Harvey, thousands of Texans lingered in emergency shelters, small coastal communities scrambled to restore electricity and entire neighborhoods sat swamped with moldy…

“The Pro-Life Bill we passed this last Legislative Session was more conservative than the bill Wendy Davis filibustered a couple years ago — and yes, we did defund Planned Parenthood.…

Trump is here to stay — they’re going to have to live with it By Roger L. Simon Let’s give them the award straight up: Worst Performance by a Minority…

Trump meets with May in Switzerland at economic summit

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump said the U.S. and U.K. “are very much joined at the hip” as he sat down with British Prime Minister Theresa May on…