Texas House passes anti-trans sports bill

Texas House passes anti-trans sports bill

The Republican-led Texas House voted Wednesday evening to advance House Bill 25, legislation that would ban trans youth from playing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity. The bill passed 76-54 after several hours of amendments and heated debate on the...

Gov. Greg Abbott goes after vaccine mandates (again)

Gov. Greg Abbott goes after vaccine mandates (again)

On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued yet another executive order prohibiting vaccine mandates in the state.  This is the governor's fourth executive order that prohibits government entities and others from issuing a vaccine mandate. In August, Abbott moved to ban...

Travis County Leads on Housing Reform

Travis County Leads on Housing Reform

As Austin continues to grow dramatically and skyrocketing rent prices have left many residents unable to find safe and stable housing, the Travis County Commissioners Court, led by newly-elected Travis County Judge Andy Brown, has passed multiple innovative policy...

Happy Indigenous People’s Day

Happy Indigenous People’s Day

Every second Monday in October Americans across the country have become acclimated to celebrate Christopher Columbus Day in commemoration of the explorer that is commonly taught as discovering America in the 15th century.  This routine holiday has been etched in...

Musings: Failure to Launch

Musings: Failure to Launch

Enigmatic actor and self-described “poet-philosopher” Matthew McConaughey did a fresh round of press last week, and while the talented thespian has assertively kept the door ajar on a potential bid for Governor of Texas, he has also assertively kept afloat the most...

A Conversation with a Texas Abortion Provider

A Conversation with a Texas Abortion Provider

The following is a conversation with Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, a Board Certified OB/GYN and Complex Family Planning specialist who provides birth and abortion care in Texas. She serves on the board of directors of Physicians for Reproductive Health and Texas Equal Access...