Republican U.S. House campaign arm cancels $2M in Houston-area advertising

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON - The National Republican Congressional Committee has canceled about $2 million worth of advertising it had reserved for campaigning...

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...

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's...

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....

Mexican president vows to pay US water debt, thanks Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president vowed Thursday to repay the country's water debt to the United States, even if it means asking farmers...

Petalo, not Charmin: Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Toilet paper is back on store shelves. But you may not recognize some of the...

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...

Texas soldier’s slaying inspires bid to expand military code

By ACACIA CORONADO and JAMES LAPORTA Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cruz says he doesn’t want to join the Supreme Court

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is making clear that he's not interested in serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, despite...

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...

About 8,800 unaccompanied children are expelled at US border

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 8,800 unaccompanied children have been quickly expelled from the United States along the Mexico border under a pandemic-related measure...

Farmers hold out at seized Mexican dam as tensions build

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of farmers continued to hold a remote dam in northern Mexico on Friday as time was running out for...

Vote-by-mail advocates lose appeal in Texas

By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to vote-by-mail advocates in Texas. A push by the...

Cruz on list of potential Supreme Court picks

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump on Wednesday named U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as a potential nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump...

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...

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...

Judge: Texas voters must be notified of signature issues

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas voters must be notified of any issues with their signature on mailed-in ballots, a federal judge ruled after finding...

Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

By JUAN LOZANO, ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and REBECCA BOONE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they...

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...

National Democratic group to spend $6.2 to flip the Texas House

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune A national Democratic super PAC is pumping over $6 million in to the fight for the Texas House majority. The group,...

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...

Judge temporarily halts efforts to end census count early

By Kelsey Carolan, Texas Tribune A federal judge on Saturday ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to halt its plans to wind down operations a month...