Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.
As I tour the country, I often have the opportunity to visit children in the hospital as part of the community outreach efforts of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. These hospital visits always serve to remind me to be thankful for my physical health.
It's a story so awful that even though my job involves constantly reading news about drug war atrocities, I avoided this one for days.
Society as a whole doesn't expect much out of students. I want to tell them, you can start doing big things today. If you're going to make a change in your life, do it now.
A 2012 lightning incident, the resulting house fire and tragic death of a 31-year-old Texan, combined with the resulting civil litigation, seem poised...
My brother was bipolar. This was in the 1960s and 1970s before we knew what lithium was or how to control chemical imbalances. He spent that time in...
During my first visit to Austin, Texas, I had no car. Over the course of four days, I walked as much as my body could withstand in the high heat and photographed the Live Music Capital of the World's urban textures.
In addition to the friendly people, nearby ranches, subtle sidewalk art, amazing skyline after dark and the predominant Pegasus, there's one more thing you might not know about Dallas: You won't need a car. Well, not if you're planning to explore downtown. Dallas is a walking city.
Houston is on the verge of legalizing discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. With a single Instagram post, Beyoncé could help make sure her hometown doesn't repeal protections for LGBT Houstonians this November.
Not all things that are bigger in Texas are better. Texas is facing big risks from rising heat and rising waters, and if we don't act, those threats to Texan traditions will only get worse.
Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.
Houston looks set to become ground zero for the country's next major LGBT civil rights battle. How national and local media cover that fight could help determine how the rest of the country thinks about the next stage of the struggle for full LGBT equality.
Bessie's first qualification for placement on my favorites list, therefore, was that unlike other adults she wasn't scary. Next, it was because she made the kind of sour things that I love, Kosher-style dill pickles that are hard to find unless they're homemade.
If the closest you've come to a dude ranch is watching The Pioneer Woman on Food Network, then consider this your summer to experience one of the most American vacations imaginable.
In America, more than the act of changing lanes without signaling, being black, female and living and speaking unapologetically has always been seen as a punishable transgression