Navajo Nation calls for investigation into Fort Hood deaths

DALLAS (AP) — The Navajo Nation has joined calls for an accounting of the deaths at Fort Hood after one of its members became...

As virus cases drop, governors may gamble on bars. Again.

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A guy walks into a bar, which still isn't allowed in Texas. But Jeff Brightwell owns...

Student athletes get COVID-19 tests three times a week

By Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune Athletics officials at Texas universities spent months planning for a fall football season during a pandemic. As conferences deliberated how...

Texas reports 2,800 new coronavirus cases, 64 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 2,800 new coronavirus cases Saturday and 64 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by...

Texas health officials report 4,456 new coronavirus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Health officials in Texas on Saturday reported 4,456 new coronavirus cases in the state and 177 additional deaths due to...

Walmart ready to launch subscription delivery similar to Amazon Prime

By Maria Halkias, The Dallas Morning News The pandemic has only intensified the high-stakes grocery battle between retail behemoths Walmart and Amazon. They've seen the...

Texas deaths from illness caused by coronavirus pass 12,500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Saturday reported the number of deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, has...

Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial...

Bodies recovered from Rio Grande

A body was found in the Rio Grande on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports from local media, humanitarian aid workers, and asylum seekers who...

Texas reports 2,754 new coronavirus cases, 25 new deaths

DALLAS (AP) — Texas reported 2,754 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and another 25 deaths from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. State health...

Texas students say pandemic-era tuition should be cut

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune Paying for her tuition at the University of North Texas was already going to be a challenge this fall for...

Abbott declares state of disaster in 23 counties ahead of Marco, Laura

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune HOUSTON — With two storms gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday declared a state...

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 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...

Offshore oil and gas production is crimped by Gulf storms

By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico was slowed Sunday by the approach of two storms that...

2 tropical storms a potential double threat to US Gulf Coast

By DÁNICA COTO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean Saturday as potentially historic...

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...

Texas surpasses 11,000 coronavirus deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 11,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday and reported more than 4,600 confirmed new cases, while the number of patients...

Texans may get extra $300 in unemployment payments next week

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Unemployed Texans could begin receiving $300 in extra weekly jobless payments as soon as next week, a Texas Workforce Commission...

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...

Texas’ July unemployment rate drops slightly to 8%

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune In July, 8% of Texans were jobless, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning, a sign that Texas'...

New tropical storm poses potential hurricane threat to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Laura formed Friday in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters said it poses a potential hurricane threat to Florida...

Texas will post coronavirus case data from public schools

By Aliyya Swaby and Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Texas will soon begin regularly releasing information on COVID-19 cases in public school among students and staff...

Questions and answers on status of Trump’s border wall

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press President Donald Trump is trying to keep his promised border wall with Mexico in the public eye...

UT-Austin students staff urge school to stop in-person classes, lower tuition

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune With less than a week until the first day of the fall semester at University of Texas at Austin, students,...

Jobless Texans don’t know if the’ll receive extra unemployment benefits

By Mitchell Ferman and Meena Venkataramanan It's been 11 days since President Donald Trump issued an executive order that he said would add $400 to...

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 reports more than 200 new virus deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported more than 200 additional coronavirus deaths Tuesday as the total number of infections surpassed 550,000 statewide. Texas this week...

Abbott wants to freeze property tax revenues for cities that cut police budgets

By Juan Pablo Garnham and Jolie McCullough Gov. Greg Abbott and top Texas leaders announced Tuesday that they will push for legislation next year that...

Texas becomes 4th state to surpass 10,000 virus deaths

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 10,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday as the lingering toll of a massive summer...