The Cole Porter musical "Kiss Me Kate," a production of the Theatre program and the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce, opens tonight at 8 p.m. in the University Playhouse. Performances will be at 8 p.m. each night through Saturday, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Theatre faculty member Joe Reynolds is the director and guests on the Blacklands Cafe.
Ahead of Tuesday’s election, hundreds of thousands of Texans have already cast ballots on Proposition 6, which would amend the Texas Constitution so that $2 billion could be taken from the state’s savings account to help finance water infrastructure projects.
If Proposition 6 passes on Tuesday, the Texas Water Development Board would oversee the management of $2 billion from the state's rainy-day fund. After an overhaul this year, the Texas Water Development Board has new leadership including longtime associates of Gov. Rick Perry. Critics of the measure say that Gov. Perry's history with state agencies - like the troubled Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas - raise concerns that the money won't be in the best hands.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says artifacts of the Native American Caddo tribe are not too hard to find in Hunt County, but she says the tribe was not as numerous as you might imagine.
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, shown here on a visit to Dallas, said the court's ruling was "a vindication of the careful deliberation by the Texas Legislature to craft a law to protect the health and safety of Texas women."
After the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision Thursday to lift an injunction on new abortion regulations in Texas, at least nine abortion facilities — about a quarter of the state's abortion providers — have discontinued abortion services in light of the new law.
For a plan that purports to thoughtfully guide Texas through a more crowded and thirsty future, the 2012 State Water Plan reads unsettlingly like a playbook from the last century: dams to divert already limp river flows, big pipes pumping rural water hundreds of miles to thirsty city centers, and dozens of evaporation-prone reservoirs to fill in for those that have already gone dangerously dry.