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  • Report: Texas Hasn't Done Enough since West Explosion

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    West, Texas, 2013—a fertilizer plant explodes, injuring over 260 and killing 15, most of whom were first responders on the site. The blast was among the most destructive ever investigated by the U.S.. Chemical Safety Board. 

    Three years later, only a few attempts have been made to prevent another explosion. Attempts that a report released by the Chemical Safety Board last month called "inadequate." 

  • Keep Washington Out of Texas Courts

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Washington lobbyists are attacking our state courts. A bill (HR 3624) making its way through Congress would send state-based legal disputes into overburdened federal courts.

    In other words, valid legal disputes over property rights, business contracts, insurance claims, and a host of other issues involving Texas citizens and businesses would be forced into the quagmire of the federal courts.

  • Survey: Justice for Flint residents?

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Residents of Flint, Michigan are looking for justice after the contamination of their water supply. But, they may not find it. Shielded by the well-established principle of "sovereign immunity," the state of Michigan is immune to lawsuits except in a very limited number of cases. As a result, Flint residents must face enormous obstacles in their pursuit of justice. 

    Tell us what you think in our survey below: 

  • The New Texas Watch Website

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    Last August, we asked what you wanted to see in a new Texas Watch website.

  • ACT NOW: Restore Justice for Survivors of White Coat Rape

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    Sign the petition to ensure justice for survivors of white coat rape!

    In Texas, hospitals can be accountability-free zones for rapists in white coats. 

  • Taking Action on School Bus Safety

    Sunday, December 13, 2015

    Earlier this year, a tragic Houston ISD bus crash killed two students. The bus lacked seat belts – just like most school buses on the road in Texas.