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COMMENTARY: Don’t cut 21st Century Community Learning grants

BY IVY STEJSKALAt IDEA Public Schools, we believe that every student has the potential to matriculate to and through college. We also understand the...

COMMENTARY: Graduates: Get a job, make Mom happy

BY GINA BARRECAMy best advice? I am eager to offer it. Having circled this racetrack a few times, I’ve learned things. And unlike those...

COMMENTARY: Addressing mental health issues key to safer campuses

BY JELENA TODIC AND CATHERINE CUBBINSJust weeks after the one-year anniversary of Haruka Weiser’s death, The University of Texas at Austin is now mourning...

COMMENTARY: Trump’s travel ban: It’s the principle, not the president

BY JONATHAN HAFETZPresident Donald Trump’s effort to bar travel to the United States by citizens of several Muslim-majority nations continues to face stiff resistance...

COMMENTARY: How anti-sanctuary cities bill will harm Texas

BY LIZ WOLFEEDITOR'S NOTE: This column ran on Sunday, May 7 before Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measure into law that evening.The controversial anti-sanctuary...

COMMENTARY: Maneuvering through Port Isabel immigration courts

BY DEBBIE NATHANI visited a judicial proceeding in South Texas last month. Map-wise, it was in America. Courtroom-wise, it could have been in a...

COMMENTARY: ‘Double Irish’ tax schemes could incrase with Trump’s tax plan

BY DR. SETH H. GIERTZAmong developed nations, the United States stands out with the highest corporate tax rate. President Donald Trump plans to change...

COMMENTARY: $70B in TXDOT projects by 2027

BY TRYON LEWISThe Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an update of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $70 billion Unified Transportation Program (UTP). The UTP...

COMMENTARY: It’s National Space Day

BY JOE CARLENGoing back to the dawn of civilization, many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration. Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding...

COMMENTARY: Teen explains why Texas teens should not smoke

BY CARLOS VELARecently I took the day off from high school and drove three hours from Ingleside, Texas, to Austin to spend the day...