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Texas


  • There is Nothing Sacred About the Military Vote

    by Rachel Gunter

    After a patient count, Joe Biden has claimed victory, and fears that late-arriving military absentee ballots could be subject to litigation that might decide the election have receded. This is fortunate, because history shows parties won't hesitate to interfere with the military vote for political advantage.



  • Whether Biden Wins or Loses, Texas is Now a Political Battleground

    by James Henson

    "Ironically, the return of real competition to Texas politics stems from the very thing that originally opened the door for Republicans: the political and cultural changes tied to the growing diversity that fractured the old Texas Democratic Party."



  • Debates over Race, History and Values Roil Texas A&M as Campus Diversifies

    Texas A&M's mostly white and conservative alumni network supports campus traditions that clash with the values of the school's increasingly diverse students today, highlighted in protests to remove a statue of a former university president who participated in massacres of Black soliders as a Confederate, violently purged Native people as a Texas Ranger, and presided over the violent aftermath of Reconstruction as Governor.



  • 96 Minutes

    An oral history by witnesses and survivors of Charles Whitman's mass shooting at the University of Texas on August 1, 1966. 



  • Growing Up with Juneteenth

    by Annette Gordon-Reed

    "I... did not know, as a child, how intensely African-Americans had fought to keep alive the memory of Juneteenth—to commemorate our ancestors’ struggles and their hopes, and to link them to our own."



  • Dallas Awarded $50,000 to Preserve Civil Rights History

    "This funding from our country’s National Park Service will certainly jump start efforts to educate our community about the Hall of Negro Life, and it is a direct recommendation of the Task Force that examined how we tell our history," said Council Member Adam Bazaldua.