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Women in the Lege: A Historical Look

The Q&A: Antonietta Quigg

texastribune.org — With each issue, Trib+Water brings you an interview with experts on water-related issues. Here is this week's subject: is an oceanography professor and associate vice president for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M University at Galveston researching the health of the Gulf of Mexico, including impacts of drought and oil spills.

EPA Closely Watching Bill to Speed State Permits

texastribune.org — Texas appears poised to enact environmental legislation that could trigger an unintended consequence: more federal oversight. Fast-moving bills that would curb opportunities for public protest so state environmental permits can be issued more quickly have drawn the attention of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, long the state's political punching bag.

A Smorgasbord of Disclosure, Online for the First Time

texastribune.org — A state lawmaker is pushing to make all financial disclosure statements filed with the Texas Ethics Commission available online so the public can easily find them. In that spirit, the Tribune presents the disclosures filed by scores of state agency heads, regents and others that you can't get online now.

Analysis: When It Comes to Tax Cuts, Does Size Matter?

texastribune.org — What the Texas Legislature calls tax relief looks like chump change when you break it down, raising this question: How much do taxes have to be cut to turn the heads of Texas voters? In Austin, they're talking about tax cuts in the range of $4.5 billion, give or take $100 million or so.

The Brief: Giving Them Tax Relief They Can Feel

texastribune.org — Lawmakers are talking about giving taxpayers billions in tax relief this session. But in a state with 27 million residents, it turns out that even $4.5 billion doesn't stretch as far as the politicians would like it to. The Tribune's Ross Ramsey breaks down the chambers' competing proposals on tax relief this session.

TedTracker | The Texas Tribune

apps.texastribune.org — On March 23, 2015, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he was running for president in 2016. Since then, he has been crisscrossing the country at a feverish pace, looking to make the most of his head start on the rest of his potential rivals.

Don't Fear the Reefer: House Mulls Lower Pot Penalties

texastribune.org — A Texas House committee begins hearing testimony Wednesday on a slate of bills designed to give possession of small amounts of marijuana a criminal makeover. Three main bills that would reduce misdemeanor marijuana possession penalties are before the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, proposed by Democratic Reps.

See How Local Drilling Rules Vary Across Texas

texastribune.org — Does your town regulate oil and gas drilling? City drilling ordinances have taken center stage in the legislative brouhaha triggered by Denton's vote last November to ban hydraulic fracturing, the revolutionary - and controversial - way of bolstering oil and gas production.

Roundup: Ted Cruz's Big Week and the Texas Budget

texastribune.org — One name largely dominated the week in Texas politics - Ted Cruz. The launch of his 2016 presidential campaign filled the headlines. Meanwhile, in the Legislature, lawmakers were busy working on the budget and tax cuts.
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May 23, 2015

@lin_zagorski Same. Except it was the bathroom closet. And I had a small mattress.

May 23, 2015

@lin_zagorski Troyyyyyy. Still my favorite class I did so horrible in.

May 23, 2015

Tornado warning. I'm just south of Dripping Springs. This is fun.

May 23, 2015

Anyone have good examples of maps that show distance between two points? Even better if it's a central point with multiple spokes!

May 23, 2015

RT @stephenhay: Just saw `class="side-nav text-alt mbm mtm s-no-mt s-no-mb no-bt s-bl s-br bt"` in a real live site and am suddently hungry for a BLT.

May 22, 2015

Say I have three images I wanna stack as a GIF - what are my steps?

May 22, 2015

never mind I was wrong can't get grass to install I'm a failure

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