Texans headed to the polls in large numbers yesterday to vote in the primary election for gubernatorial candidates. The Republican race was particularly heated, but incumbent Rick Perry came out on top.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the border, saying a surge of undocumented immigrants has boosted crime. But analysts disagree with why Perry made the decision — and they don't think the troops will help.
Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard soldiers to the border, saying the deployment is needed to stop cross-border drug smuggling. But the move is getting mixed reviews from locals and law enforcement officials, who argue it's a job for police.
Texas is the biggest climate polluter in the U.S. It’s also is also extremely vulnerable to some of the impacts of climate change. But the state’s most prominent politicians say they don't believe that climate change is real. It all adds up to a big problem for Texas and the rest of us.