Amid Texas nuclear waste site's financial woes, judge blocks merger

00 A federal judge has blocked a Salt Lake City-based company’s purchase of Waste Control Specialists, further jeopardizing the Dallas company’s plans to expand the nuclear waste dump it operates in West…

Texas group that fueled Trump voter fraud claim scales back 2016 election audit

00 The Houston-based organization that fueled President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that “millions” of people voted illegally in the 2016 election says it’s scaling back its effort to catalogue the fraudulent…

Houston votes to join other Texas cities in lawsuit over new immigration law, Senate Bill 4

00 The largest city in Texas will join San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and other local governments in a lawsuit against the state’s new immigration enforcement law. The Houston City Council voted 10-6…

Audio: The Texas Monthly best and worst list (podcast)

00 On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and R.G. Ratcliffe about who made the cut on Texas Monthly’s biennial legislator “best and worst” list. Source: Texas…

The Brief: Amid health care debate, Texas families worry over possible Medicaid cuts

00 Good morning and happy Wednesday, folks. Thanks for reading The Brief, our daily newsletter informing you on politics, public policy and everything in between. Forward this email to friends…

Analysis: 5 takeaways from the UT/TT Poll

00 Editor’s note: If you’d like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. After four days, seven stories, piles of graphics and one podcast about the latest…

Ride-hailing nonprofit struggles to survive in Austin

00 The return of Uber and Lyft to Austin has put the city’s only ride-hailing nonprofit in a fight for survival. RideAustin, one of several small companies that started operations…

Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families.

00 Despite years of sleepless nights, emergency room trips and long stares into the financial abyss, Kate Robinson-Howell and Bob Howell of Austin are adamant that they are a Medicaid…

Texas congressman says remarks on Clintons, Vince Foster were "a step too far"

00 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, on Tuesday walked back comments he had made on local radio in which he accused — without evidence — former President…

Audio: UT/TT Poll: From the pollsters to you (podcast)

00 On this special edition of the TribCast, Ross talks to pollsters Daron Shaw, Jim Henson and Josh Blank about the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll and what Texas…