Jasper, Texas and race in America

June 10, 2008 - It's been 10 years since three white men in Jasper, Texas beat 49-year-old James Byrd, chained him by the ankles to the bumper of a Ford pickup, then pulled him three miles down a country road because he was black.

Katrina could be critical to Texas primaries

February 25, 2008 - With the March 4 Democratic primaries looming in Texas, much has been made of the Latino vote -- a significant 25% of the Democratic primary electorate there. But in a close race, the key block may turn out to be a relatively new demographic in the Texas political landscape: Katrina evacuees.

Happy Juneteenth!

June 20, 2007 - As many know, today is Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 that African-American slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free -- over two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth.org provides more background: