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Coal documentary puts Dallas in spotlight

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Jeff Mosier

Dallas isn't coal country, but some of its residents are now part of a national debate over the politically charged energy source. The documentary From the Ashes that premiered this year at the Tribeca Film Festival is set to air on the National Geographic Channel at 8 p.m. Sunday. The film features several Dallas-area residents, including a doctor, asthma sufferers and former Dallas Morning News environmental writer Randy Loftis, talking about the effects of pollution from coal-burning plants.

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Remap case could affect Texas

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Jamie Lovegrove

Already grappling with the potential impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling on racial gerrymandering, Texas political observers faced the possibility of a new and broader challenge to the state's congressional map Monday as the court took up a Wisconsin case on partisan gerrymandering.