Though Texas saw the biggest population increase in the country in terms of numbers, the growth rate was actually just the seventh fastest.
Many of the HUD waivers allow for an expedited recovery process but some are concerned the waivers could take away important feedback opportunities.
When Texas lawmakers were eyeing billions in cuts to the state’s education budget in 2011, education officials warned of furloughs, increased class sizes and reduced course offerings.
In bayous, floodwater, and even some homes in Houston, levels of E. coli were above normal after Hurricane Harvey.
In the wake of Harvey, an estimated 1 million cars were flooded, leaving many in a car-dependent city with fewer options for getting around it.
Generalized trust, or the general belief that most people in a society are trustworthy, is associated with a host of positive outcomes.
The analysis looked specifically at white Baby Boomers, the largest racial group in that generation of respondents.
Many observers point to Texas’ growing Hispanic population, which tends to lean Democratic, as an indication that the political tides will soon shift.
One in four families who qualify for housing assistance actually get it, and wait lists for public housing in some cities are measured by decades not years.
The colonias in South Texas, backyard dwellings in Los Angeles, and even out-of-code apartment buildings fall within the realm of informal housing.