Texas man who spent nearly 40 years on death row released

HOUSTON (AP) — An intellectually disabled Texas man who served nearly 40 years on death row has been released from prison. Bobby James Moore, 60,...

Unemployed by pandemic now they’re slipping through Texas’ health care safety net

By Shannon Najmabadi and Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune Laci Crosson’s son doesn’t have pills to manage his attention deficit disorder. Betty Canales is worried about how...

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...

Newly reported Texas virus cases total 3,812 and 71 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 3,812 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, along with 71 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness...

Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall...

Texas passes 500K cases; infection rate soars to new high

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott suggested family and...

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...

Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out for US amid pandemic

By CLAUDIO ESCALON and SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press CORINTO, Honduras (AP) — About 2,000 Honduran migrants hoping to reach the United States entered Guatemala...

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...

What’s Trump endorsement worth? Texas House, Alabama Senate runoffs will tell

By Bridget Bowman CQ-Roll Call WASHINGTON — Loyalty to President Donald Trump has defined Republican primaries since 2016. So when he chooses sides in intraparty...

Former IDEA officer claims breach of contract in lawsuit

Former IDEA Public Schools CFO Wyatt Truscheit is claiming breach of contract in a lawsuit filed against the district on Monday, seeking damages between...

Texas sends virus team to Amarillo, Lubbock as cases spike

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he is deploying medical personnel and supplies to the Texas Panhandle and surrounding region as...

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...

Abbott: ‘The coronavirus is serious. It’s spreading’

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rapidly worsening coronavirus numbers in Texas reached bleak new milestones Tuesday as the state surpassed...

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

By ALEX SANZ Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next...

500 years ago, another epidemic swept Mexico: smallpox

By MARIA VERZA Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — There were mass cremations of bodies; entire families died and the inhabitants of the city, afraid...

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...

Fiesta San Antonio canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune Fiesta San Antonio was canceled Friday as the number of people infected with the coronavirus continues to surge in Texas,...

UT planning to limit stadium capacity to 25%

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune With the first day of school fast approaching, athletics officials at major Texas universities are moving forward with a fall...

Texas bars, distilleries rip Abbott for leaving them out of “unacceptable” reopening plan

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune As Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his latest reopening plan this week, bar owner Greg Barrineau watched in disbelief. Abbott, who...

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...

Lawyer: El Paso shooting suspect has ‘mental disabilities’

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with shooting scores of people in a racist attack at a Texas...

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...

Texas man accused of threatening Fort Hood mass shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man accused of threatening a mass shooting at Fort Hood in retaliation for the slaying of a Fort...

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...

Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

By GABRIEL ALCOCER Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kmh) winds Tuesday...

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...

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...

Biden’s Texas ad signals opportunity in GOP stronghold

By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer Joe Biden targeted Texas with a modest advertising investment that raised new questions about President Donald Trump's vulnerability...

Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks...