The Texas Tribune: Jayme Lozano Carverhttps://www.texastribune.org/about/staff/jayme-lozano-carver/The latest news by Jayme Lozano Carver.enTue, 16 Jul 2024 14:12:11 -0500With new legislation, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn aim to pressure Mexico to send water to Texashttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/07/16/ted-cruz-john-cornyn-texas-mexico-water-treaty/Mexico owes Texas 900,000 acre-feet of water. But a regional drought is complicating the binational agreement.By Jayme Lozano Carver and Berenice GarciaTue, 16 Jul 2024 14:12:11 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/07/16/ted-cruz-john-cornyn-texas-mexico-water-treaty/Just as the temperature climbs, Texas towns are closing public pools to cut costshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/07/11/texas-public-pools-lubbock-longview/Advocates say public pools are necessary community infrastructure and save lives. Splash pads have become a more affordable option.By Jayme Lozano Carver and Jess HuffThu, 11 Jul 2024 13:00:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/07/11/texas-public-pools-lubbock-longview/Micah Branscum, 3, plays with a water feature at the new Mae Simmons Splash Pad on July 8 in Lubbock. Once considered a form of necessary community infrastructure that commanded millions of federal dollars nationwide, swimming pools across Texas and the U.S. are closing and being replaced with more affordable splash pads.Demolition of the Longview Swim Center continues on Friday, July 5, 2024.Michael Cavazos for The Texas TribuneAbortion on the ballot: Amarillo set to vote on abortion travel ban this electionhttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/07/02/amarillo-texas-abortion-travel-ban/After the Amarillo City Council balked at such an ordinance last year, residents collected signatures for a ballot measure.By Jayme Lozano CarverTue, 02 Jul 2024 13:31:09 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/07/02/amarillo-texas-abortion-travel-ban/View of Downtown Amarillo on Dec. 19, 2023.View of Downtown Amarillo on Dec. 19, 2023.Mark Rogers for The Texas TribuneAs a Texas city debates an abortion travel ban, maternal care is scarce in nearby rural countieshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/06/14/rural-texas-maternal-care-access-abortion-travel-ban/Amid a fight over an “abortion travel ban,” women health care experts say more attention is needed to the plight of pregnant Texans in the Panhandle where there are few hospitals and OBGYNs.By Jayme Lozano CarverFri, 14 Jun 2024 05:00:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/06/14/rural-texas-maternal-care-access-abortion-travel-ban/The town of Cactus on Jan. 29, 2020. Cactus is in the upper part of the Texas Panhandle, about 50 miles north of Amarillo.The town of Cactus on Jan. 29, 2020. Cactus is in the upper part of the Texas Panhandle, about 50 miles north of Amarillo.Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas TribuneAmarillo City Council rejects so-called abortion travel banhttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/06/11/amarillo-city-council-abortion-travel-ban/A group of anti-abortion advocates must now decide whether they want the city voters to have the final say on their proposed policy.By Jayme Lozano Carver and Juan Salinas IITue, 11 Jun 2024 22:17:59 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/06/11/amarillo-city-council-abortion-travel-ban/Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley talks during the City Council Tuesday May 28. Voters may have the final say on a proposed abortion "travel ban."Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley talks during the City Council on Tuesday, May 28, 2024Mark Rogers for The Texas TribuneDespite pressure, Amarillo City Council punts on abortion travel ban petitionhttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/28/amarillo-abortion-travel-ban/Supporters of the petition may ultimately seek a vote of Amarillo residents later this fall.By Jayme Lozano CarverTue, 28 May 2024 22:42:46 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/28/amarillo-abortion-travel-ban/Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley, left, and Council member Tom Scherlen listen to testimony during a City Council meeting Tuesday. Residents gave testimony and arguments to members of the city council as they discussed a proposed abortion travel ban in Amarillo.Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley, left, and Councilman Tom Scherlen listen to testimony during a city council meeting Tuesday, May 28 in Amarillo. Residents gave testimony and arguments to members of the city council as they discussed a proposed abortion travel ban in Amarillo.Mark Rogers for The Texas TribuneThree months after the Texas’ largest wildfire, Panhandle residents are preparing for the next onehttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/27/texas-panhandle-wildfires-preparedness/Short of an immediate statewide response, Texans who lost homes and livestock are taking matters into their own hands to better prepare their property for a wildfire.By Jayme Lozano CarverMon, 27 May 2024 05:00:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/27/texas-panhandle-wildfires-preparedness/Green grass grows around plants and trees scorched by Smokehouse Creek wildfire on April 3 near Canadian. “The lands recover faster than the people,” said Janet Guthrie, a Canadian resident who raises cattle in Hemphill County.Green grass grows around plants and trees scorched by Smokehouse Creek wildfire on April 3, 2024 near Canadian. “The lands recover faster than the people,” said Janet Guthrie, a Canadian resident who raises cattle in Hemphill Co.Maria Crane/The Texas TribuneAmarillo City Council must vote on abortion travel ban following successful voter petitionhttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/16/amarillo-texas-abortion-travel-ban-vote/The council has been reluctant to approve the ban since it first debated the issue last fall.By Jayme Lozano CarverThu, 16 May 2024 12:17:59 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/16/amarillo-texas-abortion-travel-ban-vote/Motorists travel west on Interstate 40 in Amarillo.Motorists travel west on I-40 in Amarillo, a route traveled by many to seek abortion health care while headed out of Texas. Members of both sides of the abortion controversy attended an Amarillo City Council meeting in the Amarillo Civic Center, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023.Mark Rogers for The Texas TribuneClarendon City Council rejects ordinance banning travel to access abortion outside of Texashttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/10/texas-panhandle-abortion-travel/Clarendon is one of the first cities in Texas to reject the ordinance, after several cities and counties passed similar measuresBy Jayme Lozano CarverFri, 10 May 2024 15:29:58 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/10/texas-panhandle-abortion-travel/Northbound motorists drive on I-27 south of Plainview, a route traveled by many that seek abortion healthcare while headed out of Texas.Northbound motorists drive on I-27 south of Plainview, a route traveled by many that seek abortion healthcare while headed out of Texas.Mark Rogers for The Texas TribuneTed Cruz and Ronny Jackson push legislation to help ranchers who lost livestock in Panhandle wildfireshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/06/federal-livestock-aid-texas-wildfires-ted-cruz-ronny-jackson/The Republican senator and congressman introduced a bill that would expand a federal aid program to pay ranchers when pregnant cattle are killed in disasters.By Jayme Lozano CarverMon, 06 May 2024 05:00:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/06/federal-livestock-aid-texas-wildfires-ted-cruz-ronny-jackson/Cattle stand in the burn scar from the Smokehouse Creek fire March 3, 2024, in Hemphill County.Cattle stand in the burn scar from the Smokehouse Creek fire Sunday, March. 3, 2024, in Hemphill County, Texas.Justin Rex for The Texas TribuneLubbock voters reject attempt to end arrests for possessing small amounts of marijuanahttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/04/lubbock-marijuana-proposition-fails/A ballot proposition would have instructed police not to arrest people who have four ounces or less of marijuana.By Jayme Lozano CarverSat, 04 May 2024 22:32:40 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/04/lubbock-marijuana-proposition-fails/Watch party attendees sign a flag in support of Proposition A on May 4, 2024.Supporters of the Freedom Act Lubbock sign a flag showing their solidarity with Prop A at a watch party on May 4, 2024.Trace Thomas for The Texas TribuneDecayed power pole sparked the largest wildfire in state history, Texas House committee confirmshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/01/texas-panhandle-wildfires-report/A lack of air support and ineffective coordination hurt efforts to contain this year's Panhandle fires, the committee said.By Jayme Lozano CarverWed, 01 May 2024 17:18:53 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/01/texas-panhandle-wildfires-report/A building destroyed by fire sits in ashes at the Texas R.V. Park in Fritch. It was burned during a string of wildfires earlier this year. A Texas House committee on Wednesday investigating the fires released its report.A building destroyed by fire sits in ashes in the Texas R.V. Park in Fritch, TX. Snow and rainfall on Thursday offered temporary relief to firefighters battling the blaze but weather conditions this weekend may cause the fire to spread again.Mark Rogers for The Texas TribuneAmarillo council may reconsider abortion travel ban after residents gather 10,000 signatureshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/04/30/amarillo-texas-abortion-travel-ban-ordinance/Supporters began the petition drive after the City Council punted on the proposed policy. Voters may have the final say.By Jayme Lozano CarverTue, 30 Apr 2024 05:00:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/04/30/amarillo-texas-abortion-travel-ban-ordinance/The Amarillo City Council is expected to reconsider an abortion travel ban after supporters gathered 10,000 signatures from voters. If the council does not act, voters may have the final say in November.Empty streets in downtown Amarillo, Friday, May 29, 2020.Michael Stravato for The Texas TribuneOil and gas leaders at Tribune panel say the industry’s crucial to West Texas but pollution must be addressedhttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/04/18/west-texas-oil-gas/Panelists discussed how the industry has changed Midland and Odessa and how to confront environmental concerns.By Jayme Lozano CarverTue, 23 Apr 2024 09:59:59 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/04/18/west-texas-oil-gas/Cows at two Texas dairy farms have bird flu, another blow to Cattle Country following wildfireshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/27/texas-dairy-cows-bird-flu-milk-supply/Federal officials said the nation’s milk supply should be not at risk after a bird flu outbreak hits dairies in Texas, New Mexico and Kansas.By Jayme Lozano CarverWed, 27 Mar 2024 13:43:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/27/texas-dairy-cows-bird-flu-milk-supply/Livestock at a dairy farm on Feb. 19, 2013.Livestock at a dairy farm on Feb. 19, 2013.Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas TribuneTexas firefighters completely contain Panhandle inferno that burned more than 1 million acreshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/16/texas-wildfire-containment-smokehouse-creek/A series of deadly wildfires have burned for nearly three weeks, destroying farms and ranches in several counties.By Jayme Lozano CarverSat, 16 Mar 2024 22:13:41 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/16/texas-wildfire-containment-smokehouse-creek/A burned yucca stands in a field after the Smokehouse Creek fire March 3, 2024, in Hemphill County, Texas. Firefighters completely contained the fire on Saturday, nearly three weeks after it began.A burned yucca stands in a field after the Smokehouse Creek fire Sunday, March. 3, 2024, in Hemphill County, Texas.Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune“It does not get easier”: Texas ranchers lose cattle and land in historic wildfireshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/15/texas-wildfires-ranch-cattle-rebuilding/As ranchers recover from the Smokehouse Creek fire, they face the agonizing choice of what to do with an unknown number of injured cattle.By Jayme Lozano CarverFri, 15 Mar 2024 05:00:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/15/texas-wildfires-ranch-cattle-rebuilding/Cattle stand in the burn scar from the Smokehouse Creek fire on March 3 in Hemphill County.Cattle stand in the burn scar from the Smokehouse Creek fire Sunday, March. 3, 2024, in Hemphill County, Texas.Justin Rex for The Texas TribuneTexas legislative committee to investigate cause of Panhandle wildfireshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/12/texas-wildfires-cause-investigation-house-committee/The panel of three lawmakers and two residents will also look at disaster preparedness.By Jayme Lozano CarverTue, 12 Mar 2024 12:19:28 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/12/texas-wildfires-cause-investigation-house-committee/Charred ground left by the Smokehouse Creek fire Sunday, March. 3, 2024, after it burned through Currie Smith’s ranch in Hemphill County.Charred ground left by the Smokehouse Creek fire after the fire burned through Currie Smith’s ranch Sunday, March. 3, 2024, in Hemphill County, Texas.Justin Rex for The Texas TribuneTexas firefighters closer to extinguishing Panhandle wildfireshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/12/texas-panhandle-wildfires-containment/As crews fight to keep deadly blazes under control, weather conditions could increase risk of more fires.By Jayme Lozano CarverTue, 12 Mar 2024 05:00:00 -0500https://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/12/texas-panhandle-wildfires-containment/A Chinook helicopter responds to the Roughneck fire near Sanford on March. 3, 2024. Several wildfires have devastated the Panhandle in recent weeks.A Chinook helicopter responds to the Roughneck fire near Sanford on March. 3, 2024.Justin Rex for The Texas TribuneAs their neighbors fled, these Texas volunteer firefighters raced toward the flameshttps://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/07/texas-wildfire-volunteer-firefighters/The wildfires offers a reminder that most of rural Texas is protected by volunteers. And there aren’t many of them.By Jayme Lozano CarverThu, 07 Mar 2024 11:00:00 -0600https://www.texastribune.org/2024/03/07/texas-wildfire-volunteer-firefighters/