Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers...

More virus testing in Texas prisons, Houston furloughs 3,000

By JUAN A. LOZANO and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Texas will begin widespread coronavirus testing in state prisons where at least...

Texas nursing homes receive nearly $400 million to battle COVID-19

The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has begun distributing nearly $400 million to Texas nursing facilities impacted most by the...

JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase; Valley stores remain open

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week...

Abbott emphasizes hospital capacity as Texas continues with business reopenings

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday continued to tout Texas’ hospital capacity as plentiful as hospitalizations due to the new coronavirus...

Massive Saharan dust cloud approaching Texas, gulf states

By Nelson Oliveira New York Daily News A giant cloud of Saharan dust is expected to reach the southeastern United States this week after traveling...

Two men charged with rioting at Texas Capitol amid protest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two men have been arrested and charged with rioting and committing other crimes at the Texas Capitol amid demonstrations against police...

Texas A&M System will provide free COVID-19 tests for students

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune The Texas A&M University System is expected to begin offering free on-campus COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff by...

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...

Governor says virus tests may increase as schools reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off...

Texas resources placed on standby ahead of Laura

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Various resources to respond to severe weather were placed on standby Sunday across Texas ahead of Tropical Storm Laura, which...

Officials change how state reports positivity rate after testing backlogs skewed virus data

By Edgar Walters and Shannon Najmabadi Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of...

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...

Trump has a tirade over ad criticizing his leadership during coronavirus

By Jordan Fabian, Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out a group of Republicans seeking to defeat him in November, including the husband of...

Patrick pens op-ed saying sports should return with fans in the stadiums

The Texas Tribune AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick thinks sports fans should be able to attend games as long as some guidelines are in...

Texas sees nearly 2,000 more COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas rose by nearly 2,000 Sunday and there were another 24 deaths tied...

Texas reports record COVID-19 patients for 3rd straight day

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Wednesday reported a third consecutive day with a record number of patients hospitalized...

13 University of Texas football players test positive for coronavirus

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune Just four days after University of Texas at Austin began voluntary summer workouts for the football team, school officials confirmed...

DA: Walmart mass shooting suspect will face new charges

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more at a Walmart in Texas is expected...

Americans are bewildered by patchwork of social-distancing rules

By Kristen V Brown Bloomberg News As states report record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, Americans are left confused about how to handle daily life. The...

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...

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...

Report: Post Office warns 46 states about mail voting delays

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia, warning it...

As virus cases drop, governors may gamble on bars. Again.

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A guy walks into a bar, which still isn't allowed in Texas. But Jeff Brightwell owns...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more...

Experts: Business has reopened in Texas, but economy won’t be back soon

By Mitchell Ferman and Anna Novak, Texas Tribune HOUSTON — The Texas economy has been protected unlike elsewhere in the country during some of the...

Houston church closes doors again after five leaders test positive

Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Houston closed its doors after five leaders tested positive for the new coronavirus over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle...

In latest reopening phase, Abbott lets almost all businesses open at 50% capacity

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced his third phase of reopening Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all businesses...

Catholic priest performs end-of-life rituals amid COVID-19

By LAUREN VILLAGRAN El Paso Times EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Rev. Michael Lewis peered through the glass walls of the ICU, clutching his...

Texas universities shelving SAT, ACT; Coronavirus scrambles admissions

By Raga Justin, The Texas Tribune High school students with dreams of attending college would typically be gearing up to take standardized admissions tests this time...