Kash Shaikh, whose company #BeSomebody calls itself “the World’s Platform for Passion,” addressed students at Austin High School on Jan. 5 about the experience of leaving his job to pursue other goals. Shaikh’s visit sparked a school-wide discussion about passion, privilege and perspective. Continue reading
The U.S. population is expected to reach 320.09 million people on Jan. 1, 2015, a 0.73 percent increase from the previous year, the U.S. Census Bureau said in a statement Monday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report. Continue reading
A federal appeals court on Wednesday halted the execution of a Texas inmate less than eight hours before he was to be put to death. Continue reading
Early this morning, a lone gunman was shot and killed in downtown Austin, Texas, after firing more than 100 shots at government buildings and attempting to set the Mexican Consulate on fire. While the motives are unclear, the white male shooter, likely in his 50s, had a criminal record and a possible anti-government agenda, according to USA Today. The man’s name has not yet been released.
DENTON, Texas — An energy industry group has responded quickly after voters in a North Texas city approved a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing, asking for an injunction to stop the measure from being enforced.
As Democrats and Republicans seek out the young adult vote PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs looked at issues surrounding elections in their home states, from a bill on the minimum wage in Arkansas to the role of gender and social media in local politics. Continue reading
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. Continue reading