Players with the Texas Express, Brenham’s minor league football team, come from all over the state to do the thing they love best. They practice after working long days at jobs, or taking care of their families, or studying for school. They pay for their own uniforms and field time and referees. They follow their coach because they believe in him as much as they believe in the game.
Police accountability activists like Austin’s Peaceful Streets have made it their job to document police misconduct by regularly filming police actions downtown. The Austin Police Department says that filming is aggressive and meant to incite reactions from officers.
Meet Merlin Tuttle, a bat biologist and conservationist. Founder of the nonprofit Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation, Tuttle has been studying bats in every major habitat zone around the world for 60 years.
A children’s speech pathologist who worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Pflugerville, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she will not engage in a boycott of Israel. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech.
Graham Dyer took LSD with some friends and freaked out. But when police arrived, they didn’t take him to the hospital. They restrained him in the back of a car and tased him repeatedly. He died later that night, and now his parents want to know why.
Destiny Buranan is a survivor of sex-trafficking, who found peace by caring for animals and nature.