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Texas Has A Long, Persistent History Of Discriminatory Voting Laws

The state has a long history of policies barring minority voters in a large-scale conservative effort to limit Democratic votes.

Kylie Cheung | July 22, 2016 - 10:13 am

Texas’ Anti-Choice Laws Were Actually Counterproductive For Conservatives, Forcing Women To Have Abortions Later

Anti-abortion regulations don’t even achieve conservatives’ goals, so basically, they’re shitty for everyone.

Kylie Cheung | July 9, 2016 - 12:21 pm

5 States With Abortion Laws Similar To The One SCOTUS Struck Down

Sadly and unsurprisingly, Texas is not alone in their backwards and restrictive abortion laws.

Bronwyn Isaac | June 27, 2016 - 7:47 pm

Here’s What The SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Means For Reproductive Rights

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is such a big deal because Texas is far from the only state to institute anti-abortion laws disguised as public health initiatives.

Lauren Holter | June 27, 2016 - 10:08 am

Wendy Davis Is Ready To Put On Her Sneakers And Run Again

Way back on June 25, 2013, former Texas Senator Wendy Davis rocked our world by spending 11 hours on her feet in a filibuster to block a restrictive abortion bill…

Jenni Miller | February 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm

A Grand Jury Declined To Indict Any Jail Employees In The Death Of Sandra Bland

After hearing eight hours of evidence in the case of Sandra Bland, a grand jury in Waller Count, Texas, has declined to indict any county jail employees in connection with her

Megan Reynolds | December 22, 2015 - 9:00 am

Watch Texas Man And His Dog Get Rescued From Flooded Truck After Hurricane Patricia

In the wake of Hurricane Patricia which ravaged the Souteastern US, flash floods and heavy weather pummeled Houston early today.

One happy story to come out of it…

Katrin Higher | October 25, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Shia LaBeouf Arrested For Public Intoxication

Oh Shia! The girls at The Frisky have a soft spot for totally batshit former actor Shia LaBeouf.

A very drunk LaBeouf was in Austin, TX for an…

Katrin Higher | October 10, 2015 - 9:28 am

Texas Mom Shocked By What Her Son’s Book Says About Slavery

The book suggests that slaves were basically just immigrant workers.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 2, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Clock-Making Student Ahmed Mohamed Invited To The White House By POTUS Himself

Man, Ahmed Mohamed sure is having a wild week. On Monday, the Texas ninth grader was interrogated and then arrested for building an electronic clock from scratch that his dumbfuck…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 16, 2015 - 6:10 pm

9th Grade Muslim Boy Arrested For Building A Clock That His Teacher Decided Might Be A Bomb

Meet Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader living in Irving, Texas. Ahmed loves playing around with electronics and on Monday, he managed to do something seriously cool: he built a clock…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 16, 2015 - 11:16 am

Texas Man Gets Hurt After Armadillo’s Rock Hard Shell Ricochets Bullet

Sorry not sorry east Texas man who was trying to shoot an Armadillo (why??).

A man in Marietta, Texas, was wounded after he fired his gun at an…

Katrin Higher | August 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that

Tiffanie Drayton | July 28, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Texas Authorities Are Seriously Trying To Imply Marijuana May Have Contributed To Sandra Bland’s Alleged “Suicide”

Let me just start this post off by saying FUCK YOU to CNN and MSNBC, two news networks that chose to cut away from today’s press conference on the pathological…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 23, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Arrest Has Been Doctored

Last night, following the press conference in which authorities confirmed that Sandra Bland’s death is being investigated as a homicide, dash cam video of the traffic stop and arrest was

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 22, 2015 - 9:25 am

State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Hardly A “Model” Police Officer [UPDATED]

This post has been updated with the dash cam video of Bland’s arrest, as well as details from the press conference held this evening.

Tiffanie Drayton | July 21, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Traffic Stop Shows She Was Arrested After State Trooper Told Her To Put Out Her Cigarette

It has been a week since Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who was arrested after a routine traffic stop in the Houston area, was found dead in her jail

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 20, 2015 - 3:10 pm

What Happened To Sandra Bland?

Sandra Bland, 28, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation last Friday in Waller County, Texas, and then arrested and booked for assault on a police officer. On…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 16, 2015 - 10:25 am

Surprise! Texas Pastor Won’t Set Himself Aflame Because Of Marriage Equality After All

Oh shucks. The Texas Ex-Pastor Rick Scarborough who said he would light himself on fire if SCOTUS passed marriage equality, now says he won’t do it. What a wuss.

Katrin Higher | June 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
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