Author: Kacie Candela

February’s winter storm caught Texans by surprise. Here’s how to prepare this year.

Last February’s winter storm marked a severe weather event unlike any Texans had seen in decades, leaving millions without power and in freezing conditions. Days into the storm and its aftermath, a full-blown water crisis also emerged as well as supply chain shortages and major food disruptions. A recent report from the Texas Department of […]

Restrictions on transgender student athletes’ participation in school sports signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas’ transgender student athletes will be restricted from playing on K-12 school sports teams that align with their gender identity under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday. House Bill 25, authored by state Rep. Valoree Swanson, R-Spring, will require student athletes who compete in interscholastic competition to play on sports teams that […]

Texas House approves bill targeting transgender student athletes after lawmakers’ three previous attempts faltered

The Texas House approved legislation on Thursday that would restrict transgender student athlete participation in school sports, clearing a notable hurdle for supporters of the measure after similar legislation sailed through the Senate and stalled in the House three times prior this year. House Bill 25, authored by state Rep. Valoree Swanson, R-Spring, passed with […]

Texas bill restricting transgender student athletes’ sports participation heads to Gov. Greg Abbott

A bill that would restrict transgender student athletes from playing on school sports teams that align with their gender identity is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott‘s desk after the Texas House accepted Senate amendments to the legislation in a 76-61 vote Sunday afternoon. The legislation is now primed to become law, after the state Senate […]

Texas bill limiting transgender student athletes’ sports participation clears key hurdle on way to becoming law

A Texas bill prohibiting transgender student athletes from joining school sports teams aligned with their gender identity is heading to the full Texas House, where it is likely to pass, following a House committee’s approval Wednesday. After more than eight hours of emotional testimony, the House Select Committee on Constitutional Rights and Remedies voted 8-4 […]