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Prosecutors: Texas man stole $1.6M in COVID-19 relief money

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Houston man bilked the government out of $1.6 million in COVID-19 business relief funding and spent some...

State reports almost 9,200 new coronavirus cases, 245 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported almost 9,200 confirmed new coronavius cases Tuesday as a convention center in the hard-hit Rio Grande...

Fort Hood soldier drowns; 4th from base dead in months

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press BELTON, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials said Tuesday that a Fort Hood soldier drowned at the...

Like the Valley, virus ravages California county on border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, The Associated Press CALEXICO, Calif. — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has...

Texas medical board warns physicians who claim COVID-19 cure

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas board that licenses doctors has warned physicians that it could take action against anyone who falsely advertises a cure...

40 people arrested in Austin during weekend protests

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forty people were arrested over two nights of weekend protests in Austin, police...

Texas man accused of threatening Fort Hood mass shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man accused of threatening a mass shooting at Fort Hood in retaliation for the slaying of a Fort...

Houston to enforce masks with fines; Texas deaths top 7,000

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor on Monday instructed police to begin issuing $250 fines for flouting statewide mask orders in hopes that August will...

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their...

Wind farms threaten West Texas river and Air Force routes

By JOHN MacCORMACK San Antonio Express-News COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — Exactly how the Devils River got its forbidding name is lost to history, but there...

Astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: coming home

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of NASA astronauts face the final and most important part of their...

6 people face charges arising from protest at Texas Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Six people have been arrested on a variety of charges as the state’s crackdown on protesters at the Texas Capitol continued. The...

Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall...

Teachers group raps state guidelines on opening schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state's top teachers group criticized state guidelines for starting the school year Friday, saying they would unfairly punish districts...

State adjusts surging total COVID-19 deaths slightly lower

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials have lowered their surging total COVID-19 death count slightly, saying an automation error in a switch in...

Vehicles burned in Mexico to protest US water payment

By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Demonstrators in northern Mexico have burned several government vehicles, blocked railway tracks and set afire a...

Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

By JIM VERTUNO, The Associated Press AUSTIN — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread of the...

Trump seeks out loyal donors in West Texas

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press ODESSA, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's visit to a U.S. fracking hub on the West Texas...

Storm causes erosion at Trump backers’ private border wall

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Weeks after it was criticized by President Donald Trump as "done to make me look bad," a...

Texas GOP lawmaker tests positive for virus, cancels Trump trip

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, forcing him to abruptly cancel his plan...

Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread...

Trump administration won’t accept new DACA applications

By SOPHIA TAREEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal...

McDonald’s: No face masks, no burger & fries

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're walking into a McDonald’s to pick up your Big Mac, make sure you're wearing your face masks. Beginning Saturday, Aug....

Flooding threat continues as Hanna drops rain on border

By JOHN L. MONE and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A downgraded Hanna continued charging across the borderland of South Texas and...

South Texas prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna amid pandemic

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in South Texas, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks,...

Tropical Storm Hanna forms in Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — Two tropical storms that broke records for being the earliest named Atlantic storms of their respective place in the alphabet have...

Texas governor: Resources on standby for weather from Gulf

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that officials have placed various resources on standby across the state ahead of...

Tesla picks Austin site for second US vehicle assembly plant

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly...

Poll: Very few Americans back full school reopening

By COLLIN BINKLEY and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different...

Hard-hit Texas border counties urge residents to stay home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — While some big cities in Texas are reporting signs that an alarming surge in cases of the coronavirus may be...