Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
VOA

In this Oct. 4, 2021 photo, the Supreme Court is seen on the first day of the new term, in Washington

As a legal battle plays out in the courts, the Biden administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state.

The Justice Department asked the high court Monday to reverse a decision by an appeals court that allows the law to remain in effect while litigation over the policy continues.

Keep Reading Show less

Popular

Fighting Covid the alkaline way, a doctor shows how. Pixabay

The two most populous states in the United States, California, and Texas, have long competed to attract companies and talent. Data from the 2020 U.S. census show that Texas is drawing more people, including Californians. Texans have a saying: “Everything is bigger in Texas.” By size, it is the largest state in the contiguous U.S. There are many reasons why the state’s population is also getting bigger. “Your quality of life is so much higher here in Austin,” said Alex Backus, who moved with his teenage daughter from San Jose, California, to the Texas capital almost two years ago.

Backus has been bouncing back and forth between the two states over the years. He said that while he missed the outdoor activities and mild weather in California’s Bay Area, it is not a financially friendly place for young adults such as his daughter. “Most of the kids that are in the Bay Area and they graduate, they kind of need to leave the Bay Area because it’s so expensive. I kind of figured in Austin, there was a shot that she might actually choose to try to stay in Austin to go to college and start her life,” Backus explained.

Keep Reading Show less
Most Texans tend to get nostalgic and emotional when they plan to buy Texas flag because of the sense of patriotism it creates in them. Pinterest

By Cathy Carter

Most Texans tend to get nostalgic and emotional when they plan to Buy Texas Flag because of the sense of patriotism it creates in them. The joy of hoisting the esteemed flag in their premises imbibes an inexplicable feeling.

Keep Reading Show less
Sri Kulkarni’s campaign for an open U.S. Congress seat representing the Houston area is one of the most watched in the country. Pinterest

Former diplomat Sri Kulkarni’s campaign for an open U.S. Congress seat representing the Houston area is one of the most watched in the country. Matched up against a conservative county sheriff and President Donald Trump ally, Kulkarni is hoping to carry the largest Asian American populated district in Texas to become the fifth Indian and fifth Hindu American member of Congress.

Kulkarni is uniting a multi-ethnic, multi-religious district, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sees in Kulkarni a chance at flipping Texas to blue.

Keep reading... Show less