byKatie Pratt and Lisette Lopez
Young voters across a divided nation are being credited by political analysts for preventing a Republican-dominated midterm from coming to life. Yet, that “red wave” did come to shore in the Lone Star State. Every statewide Republican candidate won by double percentage points, and a frustration from the large majority of UT students the day after the election was palpable. Still, at UT Austin, the lead-up to the 2022 midterm election was marked by a strong passion from students getting out the vote and campaigning for ideas and candidates they believed in.
byHope Lenamon, Cat DeLaura, Aimée Knight, Tyler Lewis and Nataleah Small
Eden and other rural areas that were once mainstays of the Lone Star State are falling victim to increased urbanization. As people move to cities for better jobs, education, housing and recreational opportunities, it becomes increasingly difficult for rural towns to remain viable places to live. Against this backdrop, residents are now dealing with the repercussions of COVID-19. Here are their stories.
byThe Reporting Texas staff
University of Texas students and researchers from countries named in President Trump’s executive order talk about why they’re here, and how the travel ban has affected them.
Deportation and detention of undocumented family members is a pervasive fear for millions of U.S. citizens. According to the Human Rights Watch, illegal entry and re-entry are the country’s most prosecuted crimes.
byTravis Putnam Hill
Francis’ message resonated in a neigborhood that has both poverty and resilience. “I hope for the better, for our sister city Juárez and us,” one resident said.
In his homily, the pope addressed issues of immigration, calling the situation at the border – and across the globe – a “crisis.”
Nearly 200,000 people are expected to visit El Paso-Juárez this week to witness the pope, many of them drawn by his message of inclusion for minority communities and compassion for the poor.
byTravis Putnam Hill
Papal visit has meaning for people on both sides of the border. “It’s a message of love and respect and dignity,” one woman said.
byDestinee Harrison and Cate Malek
On his journey through Mexico, Pope Francis chose to include cities that have been most affected by long-running crises such as migration and drug violence.
The region has large racial disparities between police departments and the communities they serve.
Suburban police demographics haven’t kept up with community population shifts.
Women outnumber men in Texas, but they make up only 11.5 percent of licensed peace officers.
Many police and sheriff’s departments do not mirror the communities they serve.
Reporting Texas takes a look at student debt and unemployment in a three-part series.
Though circumstances differ, thousands of Texas public schools are nearly as segregated as they were 60 years ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court sought to end racial divisions in public education.
The money struggles over public education in Texas also are being waged in the courts. Part of a special report on resegregation in Texas schools.
Magnet schools may be one of the most attractive incentives to keep white and more affluent students from fleeing to the suburbs or to private schools. Part of a special report.
About 57 percent of students in Texas private schools are white, while blacks and Hispanics make up 77 percent of charter enrollment.
The continually rocketing Latino population in Texas will bring significant changes to public education. Part of a special report on resegregation in Texas schools.
According to a state commission, 179 school districts have their own police departments. Part of a special report on resegregation in Texas schools.