About the Author
Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
Most Popular Stories
Discover News By District
Clean Water Action backs Prop. 1
The environmental organization Clean Water Action is endorsing the city’s Proposition 1 on this November’s ballot. Prop. 1 would authorize $600 million in bond money for a start-up rail line, subject to the condition of receiving federal matching dollars in the same amount. It would also authorize $400 million in road projects. Clean Water officials called electric rail an “environmentally friendly, proven, cost-effective, dependable means of moving people around,” adding that Prop. 1 would be the first part of a rail system that, once completed, would serve most of the city and the region. “It is crucial to realize that this is not a vote between this rail plan and some other rail plan,” said David Foster, Texas director for Clean Water Action. “This is a vote between this rail plan and no rail plan at all — at least for the foreseeable future.”
Join Your Friends and Neighbors
We're a nonprofit news organization, and we put our service to you above all else. That will never change. But public-service journalism requires community support from readers like you. Will you join your friends and neighbors to support our work and mission?