Women in Jail, OU to Rose Bowl, DISD Buses: Your Monday Morning Roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.⛈️ Weather: Cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. High: 80 degrees.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.More women are jailed in Texas, even though arrests have dropped. Why?When The Dallas Morning News analyzed inmate populations at Texas county jails, we discovered an alarming trend: The number of women filling county jails has increased 48 percent since 2011.These are pre-trial inmates, meaning they have yet to be convicted. So what is going on? We visited one of the jails with the largest increase, Burnet County, to find out.We met women who couldn’t afford their bail or got caught up in drug addiction and kept getting arrested. One sold candy to an undercover cop, pretending it was drugs.Read what we learned about the reasons behind this trend, and how jailers handle an increasing population of women (including inmate love letters).Savior or bust: Can Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez be a credible candidate for governor?Health care: Bích-Thu "Lisa" Pham considers it her duty to help Vietnamese immigrants get insurance.  Continue reading...

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