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...

Parents of Texas man held in Moscow demand fair trial for son

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of a former U.S. Marine who has been jailed for nearly a year in Moscow...

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...

Police: No arrests in San Antonio shooting that wounded 8

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Despite days of investigation, no arrests have been made in the shooting outside a San Antonio bar that wounded at...

Supreme Court says civil rights law applies to LGBTQ workers, granting protections long denied...

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune In a major victory for gay and transgender workers in Texas and nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that...

FDA pulls authorization for ineffective Trump-touted virus drug

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for...

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...

Some states hit pause, Texas and others press on amid spike in virus

By PAUL J. WEBER and ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold...

As virus cases climbing, Abbott says ‘no real need’ to scale back reopenings

By Sarah R. Champagne, Valeria Olivares and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune With the number of people hospitalized for the new coronavirus continuing to climb in...

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...

Austin bans use of choke-holds, limits police budget

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Austin City Council and Mayor Steve Adler unanimously approved five items to reform the city's police department following weeks...

UT football players demand school rename buildings named after racist figures

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune Several athletes at the University of Texas at Austin are refusing to participate in recruiting incoming players or show up...

Monday is your deadline to register to vote in the Texas primary runoff

By Bobby Blanchard, The Texas Tribune Texans who want to vote in the upcoming Texas primary runoff election have until Monday, to register. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott...

Analysis: Casting nervous looks at Texas’ medical charts as numbers worsen

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t predict that the number of COVID-19 cases would fall as the state allowed businesses and cultural...

UT, A&M to require masks inside campus buildings

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune Both the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University will require all students, faculty and staff to wear...

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...

Trump says he’ll pursue police use-of-force standard

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he would pursue an executive order to encourage police...

Trump heads to Dallas for race relations talk, fundraiser

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was ready to discuss race relations and policing on Thursday before...

Texas reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune Texas hit a new daily high in COVID-19 cases Wednesday with 2,504 new cases reported, according to data released...

Texas spends more than $200 million on PPE to combat COVID-19

By Shannon Najmabadi, The Texas Tribune The state of Texas has spent more than $200 million on 106 bulk orders of personal protective equipment from March...

‘More ready than ever before’: FEMA says COVID-19 prepared it for hurricane season

By Samantha J. Gross, The Miami Herald MIAMI — After months of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says...

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...

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and properties

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and venues on Wednesday, formally severing itself from what for many...

Coronavirus means few young whooping cranes for fall release

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is drastically reducing the number of young whooping cranes to be released this...

Texas has 2,000 virus patients in hospitals for first time

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 2,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time Tuesday, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said "everything remains largely...

Federal judge briefly stops US from expelling migrant teen

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily stopped President Donald Trump's administration from expelling a teenager to Honduras under...

Texas inmate granted parole after 40 years on death row

HOUSTON (AP) — An intellectually disabled Texas inmate who has spent nearly four decades on death row has been granted parole, according to The...

`He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for Floyd

By JUAN A. LOZANO, NOMAAN MERCHANT and ADAM GELLER Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as "Big Floyd" — a...

Gov. Abbott pays respects at service for Floyd

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paid his respects with hundreds of people mourning the death of George Floyd at a church...

Analysis: A reality check for the myth of the Texas miracle

By Jim Henson and Joshua Blank, Texas Tribune As protests and unrest spread across major cities around the country, many have observed that anger and...