Cornyn, Cruz vote to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate

By Kelsey Carolan, Texas Tribune After a hearing marked by polarization between Republicans and Democrats, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move the Supreme...

Arson investigator, arson suspect fatally shot in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — An arson investigator and an arson suspect were killed during a shootout early Friday in Houston after the investigator pursued the...

New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have...

By Edgar Walters Texas social workers are criticizing a state regulatory board’s decision this week to remove protections for LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities...

Abbott appoints police chief, social worker to state task force

A lawman and a social worker from the Rio Grande Valley have been appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve on the Task Force...

Judge blocks order limiting Texas ballot drop-off locations

By ACACIA CORONADO | Report for America/Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Friday halted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s order...

Hinojosa talks state budget, legislative priorities

McALLEN — Texas is currently bracing for a nearly $5 billion budget deficit for the upcoming legislative session, but it can be managed through...

Ruling may force thousands of immigrants in state to leave

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are living in Texas legally under humanitarian protection could be forced to leave or face deportation after an...

State to change how it reports virus positivity rate

Texas health officials announced Monday they are changing the way the state reports a key metric used to evaluate the extent of coronavirus infection,...

Abbott issues statewide order requiring face coverings

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order that requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public. The executive order pertains to counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions.  Abbott also issued a proclamation that allows mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of 10 or more people.

Abbott issues statewide order requiring face coverings

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order that requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public. The executive order pertains to counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions.  Abbott also issued a proclamation that allows mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of 10 or more people. Read the full story at themonitor.com

After 17 youths test positive for virus, juvenile lockups to begin mass testing

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune After 17 young people tested positive for the coronavirus inside Texas’ state-run juvenile lockups, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department said...

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...

Sheriff: Texas constable mistakenly killed by deputy

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas deputy mistakenly shot and killed another responding officer early Friday while searching a home after a neighbor...

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused...

Protesters rally for lifting COVID restrictions on Texas

AUSTIN — As more sectors of the Texas economy reopened from the freeze of the coronavirus pandemic, a few dozen anti-government demonstrators rallied Saturday...

Texas reports 839 new virus cases as reopening continues

AUSTIN (AP) — As Texas continues to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials said Sunday that there were 839 new cases of the...

Texas governor begins easing restrictions to reopen economy

AUSTIN — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday began a slow reopening of Texas with orders that allow retail shops to sell items curbside,...