Jacob Sanchez, New Civil Rights

Jacob Sanchez

New Civil Rights

Fort Worth, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • New Civil Rights
Past:
  • Texas Tribune
  • The Texas Observer

Recent articles by Jacob:

Fort Worth ISD Drops Sex Ed Despite $2.6 Million Purchase of Materials in April

Fort Worth ISD students will not take sex education this school year after the superintendent told parents she is scrapping plans to adopt a controversial curriculum that the district appears to have purchased last year for nearly $2.6 million. Superintendent Angélica Ramsey made the announcement at the end of her weekly newsletter sent Jan. 27. … → Read More

The Brief: Cruz Looks Ahead After New York Defeat

There was little suspense Tuesday when it came to New York’s Republican presidential primary. But while Donald Trump easily won his home state, GOP rival Ted Cruz was already looking to one of the campaign’s next big prizes. → Read More

The Brief: Fatal Floods in Southeast Texas

The Houston area is grappling with devastating floods that have been blamed for at least five deaths, and Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a disaster declaration for nine counties in the state. → Read More

The Brief: Immigration and the Supreme Court

The state of Texas will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that President Obama’s executive order on immigration should not be allowed to take effect. → Read More

The Brief: A Makeover for the Texas Education Agency

As Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced his picks for several new deputy commissioner positions, some teacher groups were to quick to focus on the charter school experience among the group. → Read More

The Brief: Texas Rangers Investigating Sid Miller

Texas’ agriculture commissioner is facing a Texas Rangers investigation over the use of taxpayer funds to pay for two out-of-state trips. → Read More

The Brief: A New Layer to Fight Over Therapy Program's Budget

A lawyer for a health insurer weighs in on budget cuts for a state Medicaid program that pays for poor and disabled Texans to receive in-home therapy. → Read More

The Brief: The Cruz-Cornyn Relationship

While the relationship between U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn has been described by many observers as “disconnected,” their fates may be unexpectedly intertwined in 2016. → Read More

The Brief: CPS Problems Under the Microscope

The operations of Texas’ Child Protective Services agency — including the oversight of the state’s foster care system and the investigation of reports of abuse — are facing increased scrutiny. → Read More

The Brief: Foster Care Pressures Mean Longer Psych Stays

Time spent in psychiatric facilities by abused children is up from six years ago, an effect of increased federal scrutiny of the foster care program and new restrictions on placing abused children in the care of relatives. → Read More

The Brief: 14,000-Plus STAAR Exams Affected by Computer Glitch

The state’s education commissioner revealed on Wednesday the scope of a computer glitch that caused some students taking state standardized exams to lose their answers. → Read More

The Brief: Cruz Takes Wisconsin, Calls Victory a Turning Point

Ted Cruz easily won the GOP presidential primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday, spurring the Texas senator to call the win a “turning point” in his battle against Donald Trump for the nomination. → Read More

The Brief: Abbott Tackles Life Story, Constitution in New Book

Next month sees the release of the first book by Gov. Greg Abbott, a project that will combine how he overcame personal adversity with his proposal to overhaul the U.S. Constitution to place more power with the states. → Read More

The Brief: When Legislating Yields Unintended Consequences

The Tribune over the weekend took a look in a couple of must read pieces at legislating and its consequences when it comes to the hot button social issues of abortion and vaccines. → Read More

The Brief: The Trump-Cruz Twitter War Over Wives Intensifies

The war of words between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump continued to escalate on Thursday with Cruz issuing his angriest statements yet following Trump's decision to post an unflattering picture of Cruz's wife, Heidi. → Read More

The Brief: Cruz Raises Profile on Home Turf of Rival Trump

Ted Cruz has been in New York the past couple of days, raising his profile ahead of next month’s presidential primary there that is gaining in importance given the unsettled state of the GOP nominating contest. → Read More

The Brief: Trump Takes Arizona on Controversy Filled Primary Day

Donald Trump was handily besting Ted Cruz in the Arizona GOP primary, the first of two Republican nominating contests to report Tuesday night. → Read More

The Brief: Utah, Arizona Give Cruz Chance To Be the Anti-Trump

Ted Cruz rolls into today’s nominating contests in Utah and Arizona as close as he’s been this cycle to a two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump. → Read More

The Brief: Kasich Stays in Race, Complicates Cruz's Chances

With Marco Rubio out of the GOP presidential field, Ted Cruz is amping up his criticism of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last candidate standing between the Texas senator and his hoped for two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump. → Read More

The Brief: GOP Hopefuls Turn in Mostly Tame Affair in Miami

The GOP presidential candidates sprung what might be the most unexpected development during Thursday night’s debate in Miami — a mostly tame encounter that focused on the issues. → Read More