Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis has fought for local oversight for industry. Texas State Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott has sued the EPA 17 times.
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An evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative west Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a rare breed on paper -- in person, she's even rarer.
Five of the ten worst facilities in the United States for sexual assaults in prison are in Texas. But Gov. Rick Perry says his state can't handle the burden of complying with federal standards to curb those assaults.