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Texas is famous for the Alamo, barbeque and cowboys. But some Texans want the Lone Star State to be famous for wine, too.


Experts say carbon emissions need to be reduced and even removed from the atmosphere to avoid catastrophic climate change. Could carbon-neutral oil be a part of that? One company setting up shop in the West Texas oilfields says yes.

Do you remember learning about Texas history in grade school, and reading one sentence in the text books stating Texas impeached Governor James Ferguson? Then we learned his wife MA Ferguson was elected governor years later — and that’s all we got about this very curious event.

An environmental advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming federal officials are failing to protect threatened species of salamanders in Central Texas.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation this weekend that outlawed the use of red light cameras.

However, there’s a loop-hole to the law.  If a municipality has a contract with a camera operator, it may continue to use the devices.

Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio

Holly McDaniel is the executive director at the Austin Diaper Bank, primarily working to distribute diapers and menstrual products to partner agencies around the city.

Usually, she sits in an office or packages supplies in a warehouse overflowing with diapers and menstrual products. But, in the last few months, she headed out to the Texas Capitol to testify at the House Ways and Means Committee.

Recently leaked documents could impact an ongoing federal lawsuit challenging Texas' redistricting efforts.

 

Oscar Casares is known for his short story collection, "Brownsville," a publication that has become a new classic about life in this border city. 

The Texas Historical Commission has recognized musician Lydia Mendoza as a significant contributor to Texas history by awarding her an official Texas History Marker.

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio


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