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...

Trump being hospitalized after contracting COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will spend a "few days" at a military hospital on the advice of his physicians...

Analysis: Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Texas has had seven attorneys general in the last five decades. Two became governors, one became chief justice of the...

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...

Texas A&M, Texas Tech to reopen campuses, resume football in the fall

By Carrington Tatum, Texas Tribune Students, and football, are expected to return to College Station and Lubbock this fall. Texas A&M intends to reopen its 11...

Texas’ unemployment rate for May slightly fell to 13%

By Meena Venkataramanan, Texas Tribune Texas’ unemployment rate in May was 13% — a slight drop from the revised record-high 13.5% April jobless rate, according...

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...

Mall owners close to buying JC Penney out of bankruptcy

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners are close to a deal to...

Senate Democrats’ fundraising success puts GOP on defensive

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by massive fundraising success, Democratic Senate candidates are mounting a push in Republican states that few...

4 people missing after pipeline explosion at port in Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A dredging vessel at a Texas port hit a natural gas pipeline Friday, sparking an explosion that sent six...

Abbott bans elective surgeries to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday morning that he will pause any further phases of reopening Texas and that he...

Texas court tosses death sentence in police killing due to intellectual disability

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday again ordered an inmate removed from death row and sentenced him to...

Thousands of Texas prisoners still have the coronavirus

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Two Texas prisons each have more than 670 inmates with active coronavirus infections, according to the Texas Department of Criminal...

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...

Abbott: State agencies to trim budgets by 5% to prepare for ‘economic shock’

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas’ top Republican leaders asked certain state agencies and higher education institutions Wednesday to “submit a plan identifying savings” to...

COVID-19 cases among US children jumped 40% in late July

By Jeff Sutherland, Bloomberg News Coronavirus infections among U.S. children grew 40% in the last half of July, according to a report from the American...

1,000 new coronavirus fatalities in Texas in just 6 days 

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

Texas bar owners file $10 million federal lawsuit against Abbott

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune Several Texas bar owners filed a $10 million federal lawsuit Tuesday afternoon against Gov. Greg Abbott, in an attempt to...

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 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...

Jay Hartzell officially named University of Texas at Austin president

By Aria Jones, Texas Tribune Jay Hartzell officially became president of the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday. The University of Texas System’s Board of...

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...

UT-Austin to let football fans fill half its stadium when games resume Sept. 5

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune The University of Texas at Austin will kick off the football season Sept. 5, albeit with a stadium open at...

Memorial set in Houston for slain Texas soldier

HOUSTON (AP) — A memorial for a slain Texas soldier has been scheduled more than three months after she was killed by a fellow...

Texas faces a looming $4.6 billion deficit, comptroller projects

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar delivered bleak but unsurprising news Monday: Because of the economic fallout triggered by the coronavirus pandemic,...

UT Austin to offer 2,100 classes online, limit class size to 40%

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune As many as 2,100 fall classes at the University of Texas at Austin will be taught exclusively online next semester,...

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...

Walmart to require customers to wear masks at all its stores

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s...

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall...

Texas is spending $45 million on new COVID-19 tests for inmates

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune Texas is spending $45 million on 300,000 new coronavirus tests to largely be used in the infected state prison system,...