Texas City Inches Toward Pushing Vaping And Smoking Age To 21

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Vape shop.Modern vaping device maintenance & upgrade parts in close up. Buy popular ecig vaper device. Electronic cigarette gadget for smoking ejuice. Focus on dripper head with wire. (Shutterstock/hurricanehank)

‘You’re an adult, but you can’t make adult choices?’

Texas Ends Solitary Confinement As Punishment For Inmates

US | Anders Hagstrom
A jail cell on death row, where prison inmates await execution, is seen at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, is seen in a file photo taken September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jenevieve Robbins/Texas Dept of Criminal Justice/Handout via Reuters

‘Operate effectively without it’

Texas Town Offers To Take Rejected Confederate Monuments

US | David Krayden
The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee sits at the center of the park formerly dedicated to him, the site of recent violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. August 18, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘What’s happening across the state and across the country is ridiculous regarding eliminating history.’

Religion Will Dominate This Judicial Confirmation Hearing

Politics | Kevin Daley
Jeff Mateer speaks in Texas in 2015. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

Nominee says trans kids part of ‘Satan’s plan’

Parents Get Angry After Actress Teaches Students About The Constitution

Education | Grace Carr
An American flag against a sky background. (Green/Shutterstock)

‘These aren’t the topics we’d typically talk about’

Texas City Use Alarmism Over Youth Smoking To Float Vaping Crackdown

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
French Designer Stephanie Marin, displays a "Sifflu", a twig-shaped vape alternative that it hopes will encourage better breathing habits in its users. in Nice, France, April 12, 2017. Picture taken April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

‘Cut off a source of smoking to kids’

SCOTUS Reinstates Texas Legislative Map Lower Court Found Discriminatory

Politics | Kevin Daley
FILE PHOTO - Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks during a swearing in ceremony for Judge Neil Gorsuch as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S.on April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

‘For those who expect Justice Kennedy to be a savior here …’

Texas Official Drops The N-Word While Trying To Apologize For Racism

US | Amber Randall
Darius Smith, 9, is surrounded by water damaged property as he plays at Crofton Place Apartments in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S. September 8, 2017. Picture taken September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

‘Done so many wonderful things for the city’

Prof Resigns Law Firm Job After Tweeting 'I'd Be Ok If #BetsyDeVos Was Sexually Assaulted'

Education | Rob Shimshock
Betsy DeVos arrives at the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘A line that simply cannot be uncrossed’

Man Sentenced For Stealing Dead Baby's Identity

US | Gabrielle Okun
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Successfully assumed the fake identity

Hurricane Harvey Broke All But One US Rainfall Record, State Climatologist Finds

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane Harvey

‘Head and shoulders above all previous multi-day storms’

Aftermath Of A Tragedy: No-Cost Abortions Offered In Texas

Opinion | Janet Morana

After Harvey, an abortion provider looks to increase the death toll.

3 Flooded Churches Are Suing FEMA For Discrimination

US | Joshua Gill
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing on hurricane season at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, U.S., August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RC1182D7F400

‘We will not help you’

Court Gives Texas Green Light On Voter ID Law

US | Henry Rodgers
Voters cast their votes during the U.S. presidential election in Elyria, Ohio, U.S. November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo

‘The State has made a strong showing’