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...

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...

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...

Houston officials use poop to track the spread of COVID-19

By JASPER SCHERER Houston Chronicle HOUSTON (AP) — City health officials and Rice University scientists have begun testing Houston wastewater samples for COVID-19, a process...

Governor urges flu shots as Texas reports 300 new deaths

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals...

Abbott recommends Texans stay home as coronavirus cases surge

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home...

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...

Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks...

High schools push ahead for fall football amid pandemic

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — High schools across the country are trying to figure out how and when students might...

Judge delays deadline to free detained migrant children

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday extended the deadline for the release of migrant children from detention, as...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Paul Green will retire after 15 years on bench

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune After 15 years as a member of the Texas Supreme Court, Republican Justice Paul W. Green said he will retire...

Texas reports 2,595 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials on Monday reported 2,595 new cases of the coronavirus and 21 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State Health...

Texas official: Army suspects foul play in disappearance

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army investigators are suspecting foul play in the disappearance of a Texas soldier who has been missing for two...

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...

Photo Gallery: WesMer Drive-In returns

WesMer Drive- In Theater movie goers get their snacks at the concession stand on Friday, May ,8, 2020 in Mercedes. The theater, located in...

Texas president to meet with students on athletes’ demands

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The interim president of the University of Texas said Monday he is scheduling meetings with...

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...

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...

United Airlines hands out 4,700 layoff and furloughs notices in Texas

By Kyle Arnold The Dallas Morning News United Airlines said this week that it could lay off more than 4,700 workers in Dallas and Houston...

Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 6,000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals fell below 6,000 Wednesday for the first time since June, but newly...

Texas salon owner travels to Michigan to back defiant barber

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A Texas salon owner who was sent to jail for opening her business during the coronavirus outbreak called Michigan's governor...

Abbott: ‘The coronavirus is serious. It’s spreading’

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rapidly worsening coronavirus numbers in Texas reached bleak new milestones Tuesday as the state surpassed...

Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that U.S. travelers won't be allowed to bring home Cuban cigars and...

Texas man whose son was killed by police wants videos

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man whose son was shot and killed by Houston police in April is calling for law enforcement officials to...

Tensions rise as Texas governor readies to lift more rules

By PAUL J. WEBER and JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two weeks into the reopening of Texas, coronavirus cases are climbing. New...

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 COVID-19 hospitalizations keep rising, set 1-day high

By JIM VERTUNO and ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas continued an upward trend in hospitalizations of coronavirus patients, setting a new...

AP Exclusive: Texas AG helped donor fight virus lockout

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When a small county in the Colorado mountains banished everyone but locals...

Texas high courts hit by ransomware attack, refuse to pay

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management...

Houston to remove Confederate statues from city parks

HOUSTON (AP) — Two statues that pay tribute to the Confederacy will be removed from Houston city parks, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday. The statue...