Court revives House’s challenge of Trump wall funding

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday revived a House challenge of President Donald Trump's use of Defense...

Health officials urge Texans to get flu shots

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

Abbott calls for new crimes, mandatory jail time for certain protest offenses

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune At a campaign event in Dallas on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a string of new legislative proposals to raise...

Hillary Clinton says Democrats should frame fight for Supreme Court seat around health care

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Democrats should amp up the political messaging on health care access in the fight for the next Supreme Court pick,...

Texas tops 15,000 COVID-19 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Texas surpassed the 15,000 mark Wednesday as the total number of deaths across...

Roberts: Ginsburg was ‘tough, brave, a fighter, a winner’

By MARK SHERMAN and MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts says the words that best describe the late Justice Ruth...

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising...

Analysis: COVID-19’s almost incomprehensible toll in Texas

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune As of Thursday, COVID-19 had killed 14,590 Texans. That’s the official number. Experts tell us the actual number is higher. And...

Texas needs more poll workers this year because of the pandemic

By Catherine DeLaura, Texas Tribune Kathy Schneider worked as a Dallas County election clerk in 2018, but out of concern about the coronavirus, she’s choosing...

High-speed train between Dallas and Houston gets federal approval

By Juan Pablo Garnham, Texas Tribune The high-speed train that promises to transport passengers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes has been approved by...

Cruz, Cornyn indicate support for confirming new justice before election

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the Texas political class in shock Friday...

From abortion access to immigration, battle over Supreme Court seat will affect Texas 

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — The jolt of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death — and of the vacancy she left...

Texas bars, distilleries rip Abbott for leaving them out of “unacceptable” reopening plan

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune As Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his latest reopening plan this week, bar owner Greg Barrineau watched in disbelief. Abbott, who...

Out-of-work Texans struggling to navigate unemployment system

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Kelsey Carolan, Texas Tribune When Christine Brill’s unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission suddenly plummeted this summer, she tried calling...

Texas health department reports 3,433 new coronavirus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Saturday reported 3,433 new coronavirus cases and 135 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused...

Visitors to be allowed at Texas nursing homes with COVID-19 cases

By Shawn Mulcahy, Texas Tribune Texas long-term care facilities — even those with active COVID-19 cases — can allow visitors beginning Sept. 24, Gov. Greg...

Texas unemployment drops to 6.8%, lowest since coronavirus shutdowns

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Six months after the coronavirus pandemic began choking the economy, Texas' unemployment rate in August was 6.8% — a sign...

Texas eases virus rules as cases drop, but bars still closed

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ready to relax coronavius restrictions for the first time in months, Republican Gov....

Texas reports 3,400 new COVID-19 cases, 135 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported more than 3,400 confirmed new cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well...

Bomb threat shuts down Queen Isabella Causeway

City of Port Isabel | Courtesy photoSeveral law enforcement officers are seen at the base of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway in Port Isabel...

Biden campaign adds more staff in Texas

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Joe Biden's campaign is expanding its staff in Texas, bringing on 13 more people as the state continues to look...

Texas reports 1,840 new COVID-19 cases, 47 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Sunday reported 1,840 new cases of the coronavirus and 47 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State...

Unemployed Texans will no longer receive extra $300 in weekly payments

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texans receiving unemployment benefits who qualified for an extra $300 in weekly jobless payments issued by the Trump administration will...

Congress investigates Fort Hood following soldier deaths

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Congress will launch an investigation into sexual assault, disappearances, deaths and the leadership's...

Texas governor renews virus disaster declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state's disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state approaches...

Texas reports 2,057 new cases of COVID-19, 20 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported 2,057 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, and 20 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services...

Student athletes get COVID-19 tests three times a week

By Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune Athletics officials at Texas universities spent months planning for a fall football season during a pandemic. As conferences deliberated how...

Walmart ready to launch subscription delivery similar to Amazon Prime

By Maria Halkias, The Dallas Morning News The pandemic has only intensified the high-stakes grocery battle between retail behemoths Walmart and Amazon. They've seen the...

Texas deaths from illness caused by coronavirus pass 12,500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Saturday reported the number of deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, has...

Texas students say pandemic-era tuition should be cut

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune Paying for her tuition at the University of North Texas was already going to be a challenge this fall for...