What Is Campaign Finance?

By Anna Thompson In its most basic terms, campaign finance is the soliciting and using of funds to influence a political decision, such as a referendum or a candidate’s election. Candidates must disclose any sizable contributions that were made to use the funds for political purposes, and both monetary and in-kind contributions are required. TheseContinue reading “What Is Campaign Finance?”

Texas VS Housing Market Inflation

By Daniella Cuellar Over the past few years in Texas, the cost of renting an apartment or a home has soared, making homeownership unattainable for many residents. With the relocation of major tech giants like Oracle, Google, Apple, and more recently Gigafactory Texas (an automotive manufacturing facility near Austin built by Tesla, Inc), landlords haveContinue reading “Texas VS Housing Market Inflation”

Houston’s Ongoing Air Quality Fight

By Paloma Lopez Recently, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is facing backlash from Harris County residents for providing insufficient and unclear data regarding the permit application process that essentially allows businesses to pollute air and water. This pollution has even been linked to rising cancer levels over several years, specifically in North HoustonContinue reading “Houston’s Ongoing Air Quality Fight”

How Texas is Handling the Monkeypox Outbreak?

By Paola Celis Monkeypox is a virus that mostly spreads with close skin-to-skin contact and the sharing of bodily fluids. Symptoms can include a genital rash, fever, headaches, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and more. They can occur within three weeks of a person being exposed. Prevention of the virus involves avoiding large crowds where skinContinue reading “How Texas is Handling the Monkeypox Outbreak?”

July 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials

We have compiled a list of what we believe to be the Top 10 Texas local officials who showed extraordinary leadership in the month of July. #1 Rodney Ellis Harris County Commissioner | Houston, TX Commissioner Rodney Ellis hosted a gun buyback program that resulted in 845 firearms being removed from the streets as partContinue reading “July 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials”

June 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials

We have compiled a list of what we believe to be the Top 10 Texas local officials who showed extraordinary leadership in the month of June. #1 Jose “Chito” Vela Austin Councilmember | Austin, TX Councilmember Jose “Chito” Vela aims to pass a resolution called the GRACE (Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone)Continue reading “June 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials”

May 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials

We have compiled a list of what we believe to be the Top 10 Texas local officials who showed extraordinary leadership in the month of May. #1 Sylvester Turner Mayor of Houston | Houston, TX Mayor Sylvester Turner kicked off the city’s 2023 budget process by unveiling his $5.7 billion spending plan. Mayor Turner proposes toContinue reading “May 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials”

April 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials

We have compiled a list of what we believe to be the Top 10 Texas local officials who showed extraordinary leadership in the month of April. #1 Ambrosio Hernandez Mayor of Pharr | Pharr, TX Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez received the Education Champion Award from Teach for America – Rio Grande Valley for his promptContinue reading “April 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials”