Abbott says bars can reopen next week at 50% capacity if counties opt in

By Alex Samuels and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage...

Texas bars shut amid surge in confirmed virus cases

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back...

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Big 12 Conference reaffirmed its decision to press on with college football and other fall sports Wednesday, joining...

Dallas salon owner jailed for defying governor’s order freed

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A Texas salon owner who defied Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's emergency orders and...

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...

Trump tweets that he’s leaving hospital Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's leaving the hospital Monday evening after a three-day stay to treat symptoms of COVID-19. The president tweeted: "I...

Wind farms threaten West Texas river and Air Force routes

By JOHN MacCORMACK San Antonio Express-News COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — Exactly how the Devils River got its forbidding name is lost to history, but there...

Newly reported Texas virus cases total 1,292, 37 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There were 1,292 newly reported coronavirus cases in Texas on Sunday and 37 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness...

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...

3 nurses strangled in Mexico; border mayor gets coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila said Friday they found three sisters who worked in the government...

Texas tops 15,000 COVID-19 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Texas surpassed the 15,000 mark Wednesday as the total number of deaths across...

Biden to attend George Floyd’s funeral in Houston

By Mitchell Ferman and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune HOUSTON — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden plans to attend the funeral for George Floyd in...

Leaders balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

By FRANK JORDANS and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday...

Democrat MJ Hegar wins Senate nomination in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' MJ Hegar won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a primary runoff Tuesday...

Trump offers confusion, contradictions on immigration order

By JILL COLVIN and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising new executive action on immigration as he returns to...

Wendy’s new breakfast menu increases sales 

Wendy’s customers are liking the company's new breakfast offerings. Unlike other fastfood restaurants that have suffered trying to sell breakfast, Wendy's same-store sales have fully...

Number of Texans filing for unemployment benefits increases 7%

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune More than 96,000 Texans applied for jobless relief last week, a 7.4% bump over the week before. It is a reversal...

Luby’s selling its cafeterias amid coronavirus pandemic

Tribune Service Luby's, the beloved Texas cafeteria chain and home of the famous LuAnn platter, is looking to sell its restaurants and assets, the company...

Marco collapses, sets stage for Laura to hit US as hurricane

By REBECCA SANTANA and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Marco began falling apart Monday, easing one threat to the Gulf...

Texas outlines guidelines to allow socially distant graduations to resume

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune A jam-packed auditorium or gymnasium. Hugs from fellow graduates. Rows of family members and friends whooping and standing to watch their...

Hillary Clinton says Democrats should frame fight for Supreme Court seat around health care

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Democrats should amp up the political messaging on health care access in the fight for the next Supreme Court pick,...

Biden has made decision on running mate

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden has decided on his running mate and has started telling people...

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 health department reports 2,466 new coronavirus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Sunday reported 2,466 new coronavirus cases and 45 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused...

Appeals court delays Texas execution set for next week

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man who asserts that he is intellectually disabled has won a reprieve from his execution scheduled for...

Trump administration won’t accept new DACA applications

By SOPHIA TAREEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal...

California orders people to wear masks in most indoor spaces

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday started requiring people throughout the state to wear masks in most indoor settings...

Federal judge orders expansion of mail-in voting in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday ordered Texas to allow any of the state's 16 million voters...

Democrats’ national convention shone a spotlight on Texas’ emerging bench

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune The speaking turns may have been brief and the spotlight not as bright, but Texas Democrats got a glimpse at...

Family: Human remains found in Texas are missing soldier

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a soldier who has been missing since April believes partial remains that were found in Central Texas...