In a state that long has had one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation, it's clear that the state's abstinence-focused curriculum standards for health and sex education need an overhaul. But that's not how abstinence-only politicians on the State Board of Education see things. Information TFN has obtained through an open records request shows the first revision of the health standards in more than two decades already appears headed off the rails toward another unnecessary culture war  battle -- this time with the health of millions of Texas students on the line. Check out the press release we just sent out. Read More

The anti-abortion ideologues who run the Texas Health and Human Services Commission want Texans to wear pink for women's health on Tuesday. But that kind of chutzpah should have a lot of Texas women seeing red. Read More

Efforts by religious conservatives to get more public schools to teach courses about the Bible got the public support of President Trump late last month:…… Read More

It took just about five minutes for the State Preservation Board finally to vote today to remove the racist and historically inaccurate Confederate plaque that has been displayed at the Texas Capitol for nearly six decades. Check out our press release:…… Read More

We're calling on the governor and rest of the State Preservation Board to remove from the Texas Capitol the offensive and inaccurate plaque glorifying the Confederacy. The board meets on Friday (Jan. 11) to consider the issue. Check out our press release below. Read More