Wendy’s new breakfast menu increases sales 

Wendy’s customers are liking the company's new breakfast offerings. Unlike other fastfood restaurants that have suffered trying to sell breakfast, Wendy's same-store sales have fully...

Private schools in Texas limit enrollment to reopen classrooms

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune While debate about how to safely reopen public schools in Texas raged through the summer, Kim Olstrup was preparing to...

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...

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...

Lawmakers reconsider approach to virus after Texas Rep.’s diagnosis

By Paul Cobler The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are rethinking the way they operate following Texas...

Figuring out spending for schools, police in midst of pandemic

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Property valuations in Texas are supposed to be complete now that the July deadline has passed. The next step is...

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...

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...

Custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers fear returning to Texas schools

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the...

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...

Abbott: Local health officials can shut schools only in limited circumstances

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of an...

State officials warn not to plant mystery seeds mailed from China

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune Over the past few weeks, at least 187 Texans received unsolicited packages of mystery seeds in the mail that appeared to...

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...

Dunkin’ Donuts to close 800 locations in US

Dunkin' will close 800 locations in the U.S. by the end of the year and another 350 worldwide. The company says it is eliminating locations...

Baylor students must test negative for virus before returning to campus

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top 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...

Coronavirus cases in Texas nursing homes more than doubled in July

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune COVID-19 infections have exploded in Texas nursing homes this month, with 8,291 confirmed cases through Monday — four times...

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....