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How a Texas Man is Testing Out-of-State Abortions by Asking a Court to Subpoena His Ex-Partner

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is petitioning a court to authorize an obscure legal action to find out... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is petitioning a court to authorize an obscure legal action to find out who allegedly helped his former partner obtain an out-of-state abortion, setting up the latest test of the reach of statewide... Read More

Seattle Hospital Won't Turn Over Gender-Affirming Care Records in Lawsuit Settlement With Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is dropping a request for a Seattle hospital to hand over records regarding gender-affirming treatment potentially... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is dropping a request for a Seattle hospital to hand over records regarding gender-affirming treatment potentially given to children from Texas as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Monday. Seattle Children's Hospital filed the lawsuit against Paxton's office... Read More

The Largest Fresh Egg Producer in US Has Found Bird Flu in Chickens at a Texas Plant

The largest producer of fresh eggs in the U.S. said Tuesday it had temporarily halted production at a Texas plant... Read More

The largest producer of fresh eggs in the U.S. said Tuesday it had temporarily halted production at a Texas plant after bird flu was found in chickens, and officials said the virus had also been detected at a poultry facility in Michigan.... Read More

Wildfire Grows Into Second-Largest in Texas History

A fast-moving wildfire burning through the Texas Panhandle grew into the second-largest blaze in state history Wednesday, forcing evacuations and... Read More

A fast-moving wildfire burning through the Texas Panhandle grew into the second-largest blaze in state history Wednesday, forcing evacuations and triggering power outages as firefighters struggled to contain the widening flames. The sprawling blaze was part of a cluster of... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Federal Agents to Cut Razor Wire Texas Installed on US-Mexico Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed Border Patrol agents to resume cutting for now razor wire that... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed Border Patrol agents to resume cutting for now razor wire that Texas installed along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border that is at the center of an escalating standoff between the Biden administration and... Read More

AP Election Brief | What to Expect in Houston's Mayoral Runoff Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s down to two candidates in the race to lead the nation’s fourth-largest city. U.S. Rep. Sheila... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s down to two candidates in the race to lead the nation’s fourth-largest city. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and state Sen. John Whitmire will face off in Saturday’s runoff election to be the next mayor of Houston.... Read More

JFK Assassination Remembered 60 Years Later by Surviving Witnesses, Including AP Reporter

DALLAS (AP) — Just minutes after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot as his motorcade rolled through downtown Dallas, Associated Press reporter... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — Just minutes after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot as his motorcade rolled through downtown Dallas, Associated Press reporter Peggy Simpson rushed to the scene and immediately attached herself to the police officers who had converged on the building from which... Read More

Climate Change in Texas Textbooks Causing Friction in America's Biggest Oil and Gas State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — How science textbooks in Texas address climate change is at the center of a key vote expected Friday... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — How science textbooks in Texas address climate change is at the center of a key vote expected Friday after some Republican education officials criticized books for being too negative toward fossil fuels in America's biggest oil and gas... Read More

2023-11-15 16:11:39
by Dan McCue
San Antonio Approves Lone Star State’s Largest Municipal Solar Project

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio City Council has approved the largest on-site municipal solar project in Texas, a $30... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio City Council has approved the largest on-site municipal solar project in Texas, a $30 million initiative that will see the installation of rooftop, parking and park canopy solar systems on 42 city facilities. During... Read More

Texas Judge Rules Against GOP Lawsuit Seeking to Toss 2022 Election Result in Houston Area

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has denied a Republican effort to overturn election results in the nation’s third-most populous county, a... Read More

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has denied a Republican effort to overturn election results in the nation’s third-most populous county, a Democratic stronghold that’s been beset by GOP efforts to dictate how ballots are cast. A losing GOP candidate in a... Read More

2023-10-04 20:16:16
by Tom Ramstack
Court Lets Texas Take Over Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that an attorney general's antitrust lawsuit against internet giant Google can... Read More

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that an attorney general's antitrust lawsuit against internet giant Google can be tried in Texas instead of New York. Texas is one of 10 states in the lawsuit that accuses Google... Read More

2023-09-01 20:23:17
by Dan McCue
Texas Seeking Applicants for $20M Music Incubator Rebate Program

AUSTIN, Texas — Qualifying Texas music venues and festival promoters can apply as of today for a full or partial... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Qualifying Texas music venues and festival promoters can apply as of today for a full or partial rebate of certain taxes in a bid by the Texas governor’s office to help support the live music industry in... Read More

Biden Administration Sues Abbott Over Rio Grande Buoy Barrier Meant to Stop Migrants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over a newly installed floating barrier on the... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over a newly installed floating barrier on the Rio Grande that is the Republican's latest aggressive tactic to try to stop migrants from crossing into the U.S. from... Read More

Malaria Cases in Texas and Florida Are First US Spread Since 2003, CDC Says

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States has seen five cases of malaria spread by mosquitos in the last two... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States has seen five cases of malaria spread by mosquitos in the last two months — the first time there's been local spread in 20 years. There were four cases detected in Florida and... Read More

Ex-Texas Rep. Will Hurd Calls Trump 'Failed Politician' as He Launches GOP Presidential Run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Texas congressman Will Hurd, a onetime CIA officer and fierce critic of Donald Trump, announced Thursday... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Texas congressman Will Hurd, a onetime CIA officer and fierce critic of Donald Trump, announced Thursday that he's running for president, hoping to build momentum as a more moderate alternative to the Republican front-runner. Hurd, 45, served... Read More

Why Texas' GOP-Controlled House Wants to Impeach Its Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of legal and ethical scandals swirling around Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, the... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of legal and ethical scandals swirling around Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state’s GOP-controlled House of Representatives has moved toward an impeachment vote that could quickly throw him from office. The extraordinary and rarely-used... Read More

More Women Sue Texas, Asking Court to Put Emergency Block on State's Abortion Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman had to carry her baby, missing much of her skull, for months knowing she'd bury... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman had to carry her baby, missing much of her skull, for months knowing she'd bury her daughter soon after she was born. Another started mirroring the life-threatening symptoms that her baby was displaying while in... Read More

Texas Shooter's 'RWDS' Patch Linked to Far-Right Extremists

The shooter who killed eight people at a Dallas-area mall was wearing a patch that read “RWDS” — short for “Right Wing... Read More

The shooter who killed eight people at a Dallas-area mall was wearing a patch that read “RWDS” — short for “Right Wing Death Squad” — a phrase that has been embraced in recent years by far-right extremists who glorify violence against their... Read More

2023-05-03 14:41:25
by Dan McCue
Allred Makes It Official: He’s Challenging Cruz for Senate

WASHINGTON — Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, made it official Wednesday morning: He’s launching a bid to unseat Republican incumbent Sen.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, made it official Wednesday morning: He’s launching a bid to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in 2024. Allred’s formal announcement came via a three-minute 11-second video posted to Twitter, though his intentions were... Read More

2023-04-03 20:06:29
by Dan McCue
Four Gulf Coast States Share in $353M Windfall From Oil and Gas

WASHINGTON — Four coastal states in the southeast — Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas — will share in a windfall... Read More

WASHINGTON — Four coastal states in the southeast — Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas — will share in a windfall of over $353 million in additional energy revenues due to increased production and market trends in the 2022 fiscal year.... Read More

Tired of Texans Running for President? 2024 May Be Reprieve

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It’s early yet, but next year’s presidential race may feature something the political world hasn't seen... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It’s early yet, but next year’s presidential race may feature something the political world hasn't seen in the last 50 years: no Texans. The Texas-size hole in the field will be on stark display Friday at... Read More

2023-02-10 19:18:22
by Dan McCue
Texas AG Office to Pay $3.3M to Settle Whistleblower Claims

AUSTIN, Texas — The Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will pay $3.3 million to settle whistleblower claims from... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — The Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will pay $3.3 million to settle whistleblower claims from four former highly placed staffers who alleged they were fired for reporting Paxton’s abuse of his power. In addition, the... Read More

Generators, Spoiled Food: Slow Power Repairs Anger Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Like thousands of other Austin residents, Darin Murphy began a sixth day Monday with no power... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Like thousands of other Austin residents, Darin Murphy began a sixth day Monday with no power in his home, wrapping his head around the city's latest demoralizing update: Getting the lights fully back on may take... Read More

Texas Power Woes Linger as New England Girds for Deep Freeze

Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power — and in many cases heat — in... Read More

Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power — and in many cases heat — in a deadly winter storm, while a new wave of frigid weather rolling into the Northeast led communities to close schools... Read More

2023-01-30 15:07:30
by Dan McCue
Hydrogen Production Hub Proposed for US Gulf Coast

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen... Read More

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen hub on the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to a press release on the multinational energy company’s website, the project will... Read More

Bats Plunge to Ground in Cold; Saved by Incubators, Fluids

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of bats lost their grip and plunged to the pavement underneath a bridge in Houston after... Read More

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of bats lost their grip and plunged to the pavement underneath a bridge in Houston after going into hypothermic shock during the city's recent cold snap, according to wildlife rescuers who saved them by administering fluids and keeping... Read More

2022-12-06 16:57:53
by Dan McCue
Texas’ Top Election Official Resigns, Abbott Names Replacement

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ top election official, Secretary of State John Scott, resigned from that post on Monday, saying he... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ top election official, Secretary of State John Scott, resigned from that post on Monday, saying he will relinquish the office at the end of the year. As a result, on Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he... Read More

2022-10-20 17:36:06
by Dan McCue
Texas Sues Google for Alleged Unauthorized Use of Residents’ Biometric Data

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Google on Thursday, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully captured and... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Google on Thursday, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully captured and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without properly obtaining their informed consent to do so.  The 32-page complaint, filed... Read More

Leaky Battleship in Texas Begins Trip for $35M Repairs

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought Nazis and... Read More

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought Nazis and the Japanese Army during World War II. But the greatest challenge in recent years for the USS Texas has been a... Read More

Uvalde's New Anguish: Video Shows Police Waiting in School

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A new wave of anger swept through Uvalde on Tuesday over surveillance footage of police officers... Read More

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A new wave of anger swept through Uvalde on Tuesday over surveillance footage of police officers in body armor milling in the hallway of Robb Elementary School while a gunman carried out a massacre inside a... Read More

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