Tag: Austin

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton...

George P. Bush considering a 2022 run for Texas AG

By Emma Platoff and Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will “keep all options open” about a potential bid for attorney...

Judge moves criminal case against Texas attorney general

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to...

Paxton fought $300 hourly rate for attorneys prosecuting him, but OKs it for “rookie”...

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has argued that $300 an hour is too much to pay the two special prosecutors...

Analysis: Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Texas has had seven attorneys general in the last five decades. Two became governors, one became chief justice of the...

Texas reports 3,346 new virus cases but 7,006 total increase

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Saturday reported 3,346 newly reported coronavirus cases and 3,660 previous cases that had been unreported for...

Texas governor restricts mail-in ballot drop-off locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of locations where Texas voters can drop off their mail-in ballots has been vastly reduced to ensure poll...

Too late for Texas to use straight-ticket voting, court says

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — November's elections are too close for Texas to make changes now and restore a straight-ticket voting option that was sought...

Newly reported Texas coronavirus cases jump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of newly reported cases of the coronavirus in Texas took a jump Wednesday as state health officials reported...

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...

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...

Texas begins relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Monday began relaxing some coronavirus restrictions, including allowing restaurants to let more people inside. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the...

From abortion access to immigration, battle over Supreme Court seat will affect Texas 

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — The jolt of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death — and of the vacancy she left...

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...

Out-of-work Texans struggling to navigate unemployment system

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Kelsey Carolan, Texas Tribune When Christine Brill’s unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission suddenly plummeted this summer, she tried calling...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Texas reports 238 more COVID-19 deaths, for total of 9,840

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death toll in Texas from the coronavirus inched nearer to 10,000 on Saturday, with 238 deaths bringing the total...

Texas doctors warn of police use of ‘less lethal’ munitions

By ACACIA CORONADO, The Associated Press/Report for America AUSTIN (AP) — A group of doctors in Austin, Texas, warned Friday against police use of so-called "less...

Rate of positive virus cases soars in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — The rate of positive virus cases in Texas has soared to the highest levels of the pandemic and state officials are...

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...

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...

Governor says virus tests may increase as schools reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off...

7,000-plus new COVID-19 cases in Texas; 293 deaths reported

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Official numbers in new COVID-19 infections were down slightly in Texas on Friday compared to the day before, but the...