LoneStar Lowdown

LoneStar Lowdown is our opportunity to tell stories outside our regular Top 10 content. Here we check in on old favorites, write about trends we see in Texas, and try to enrich Texan’s knowledge about local government throughout our great state.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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