7,000-plus new COVID-19 cases in Texas; 293 deaths reported

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Official numbers in new COVID-19 infections were down slightly in Texas on Friday compared to the day before, but the...

Mexico cases up, warns of ‘prolonged pandemic’

MEXICO CITY (AP)  — Mexico has posted 6,717 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, increasing the country's accumulated total to 469,407. Officials also said Friday that the...

Army secretary: Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault

By ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press/Report for America AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment...

NOAA: 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be ‘extremely active’

BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Already smashing records, this year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the...

Official: 19 dead due to virus at Texas nursing home

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — Nineteen people at a Texas nursing home have died due to the coronavirus and 24 employees have been infected,...

Texas GOP lawmakers sue governor over virus tracing contract

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five Texas GOP lawmakers sued Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday over a $295 million...

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...

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...

Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, K&G and Lord & Taylor file for bankruptcy

By Maria Halkias The Dallas Morning News The owner of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank filed for bankruptcy on Sunday and so did Lord...

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...

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...

Virus-weary Texas braces as Hurricane Hanna arrives

By JUAN A. LOZANO and JOHN L. MONE | Associated Press CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Texas’ Padre Island on...

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,...

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...