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2021-10-15 19:17:24
by Reece Nations
Texas Removes LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline After Primary Challenger Goads Abbott

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has taken down a webpage that offered resources to... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has taken down a webpage that offered resources to LGBTQ youth after criticism was leveled at Gov. Greg Abbott by a primary challenger for its inclusion. Former Texas state... Read More

2021-10-11 18:20:58
by Reece Nations
Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated by Appeals Court Following Brief Suspension

Just days after a preliminary injunction allowed health care providers to resume performing abortions, a three-judge panel of the U.S.... Read More

Just days after a preliminary injunction allowed health care providers to resume performing abortions, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily restored a Texas law banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.... Read More

2021-10-08 15:41:25
by Reece Nations
Elon Musk Announces Tesla Will Move Headquarters to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., announced Thursday during an annual meeting of stockholders... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., announced Thursday during an annual meeting of stockholders that the company will move its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas. Musk is following through on his... Read More

2021-10-02 13:39:44
by Dan McCue
Texas Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Audits

AUSTIN, Texas - What the Texas Secretary of State’s office is calling a “comprehensive” audit of the 2020 presidential election... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - What the Texas Secretary of State’s office is calling a “comprehensive” audit of the 2020 presidential election is now underway in the state’s largest Democratic and Republican counties -- Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin. In a brief... Read More

Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law Back in Texas Court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday over whether Texas can leave in place the most... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday over whether Texas can leave in place the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which since September has banned most abortions and sent women racing to get care... Read More

2021-09-28 18:22:09
by Reece Nations
Texas Republicans Redistricting Proposal Centers on Incumbency Protection

AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican lawmakers in Texas’ state Senate released their proposal for congressional redistricting on Monday. Texas acquired two... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican lawmakers in Texas’ state Senate released their proposal for congressional redistricting on Monday. Texas acquired two new Congressional seats after the 2020 census data was published, bringing its total to 38 seats and 40 electoral votes... Read More

2021-09-24 18:31:49
by Dan McCue
House Votes to Guarantee Woman’s Right to an Abortion

WASHINGTON -- With wrangling over a $3.5 trillion spending plan seeming to tie the House in knots in recent days,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- With wrangling over a $3.5 trillion spending plan seeming to tie the House in knots in recent days, Democrats pivoted Friday to take on a Texas law that threatens to unravel protections afforded women by the Supreme Court's... Read More

Texas Doctor Who Defied State's New Abortion Ban is Sued

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him... Read More

2021-09-20 20:00:20
by Reece Nations
Mass Expulsion of Migrant Border Camp in Texas Underway

DEL RIO, Texas — Following the closure of the land bridge that connects the border community of Del Rio, Texas,... Read More

DEL RIO, Texas — Following the closure of the land bridge that connects the border community of Del Rio, Texas, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, on Sunday, thousands of migrants mostly from Haiti are being removed and sent back to their... Read More

2021-09-16 19:22:32
by Reece Nations
Texas AG Paxton Now Suing 15 School Districts Over Masking Guidance

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has expanded litigation efforts against a swath of school districts that defied... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has expanded litigation efforts against a swath of school districts that defied Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. Paxton announced on Tuesday his office had filed lawsuits against the Paris, Diboll,... Read More

2021-09-09 21:09:41
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Sues to Block Texas Abortion Law

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Texas over a newly enacted law that prohibits... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Texas over a newly enacted law that prohibits nearly all abortions in the state. The move came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the... Read More

2021-09-09 14:47:21
by Dan McCue
Texas Gov. Calls 3rd Special Session, This One to Address Redistricting

AUSTIN, Texas -- It has been an unexpectedly busy summer for the Texas legislature, and now Gov. Greg Abbott is... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- It has been an unexpectedly busy summer for the Texas legislature, and now Gov. Greg Abbott is calling lawmakers back for its third special session in two months to begin the bound-to-be-controversial task of redrawing legislative and... Read More

2021-09-08 14:27:32
by Tom Ramstack
Private Companies Join Action Against Texas Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department’s pledge on Monday to assist opponents of the new Texas ban on abortion is winning... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department’s pledge on Monday to assist opponents of the new Texas ban on abortion is winning more and more supporters among some of the nation’s big name private corporations. The state law enacted in May empowers... Read More

Texas GOP Bets On Hard Right Turn Amid Changing Demographics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan "Keep Texas... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan "Keep Texas Red," a pledge to quash a coming blue wave that Democrats argued was inevitable given shifting demographics.  Now, those population... Read More

2021-09-07 19:57:49
by Reece Nations
Child Hospitalizations on the Rise Weeks into Texas School Year

The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 has reached an all-time high just weeks after the start of the school... Read More

The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 has reached an all-time high just weeks after the start of the school year for public schools in Texas, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Over the weekend,... Read More

2021-09-07 18:23:59
by Dan McCue
Democrats Sue As Texas Governor Signs Controversial Election Bill Into Law

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Gregg Abbott had barely finished signing his name to a sweeping overhaul of his state’s election... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Gregg Abbott had barely finished signing his name to a sweeping overhaul of his state’s election rules Tuesday, when a Democratic election lawyer announced he’d filed a lawsuit to prevent the new procedures from taking effect.... Read More

2021-09-03 19:02:31
by Reece Nations
Austin Mayor Joins Pelosi, Doggett to Share ‘Build Back Better’ Progress

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality,... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler for an update on the progress... Read More

Divided High Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation's second-largest state. The court voted... Read More

After Voters Embraced Mail Ballots, GOP States Tighten Rules

A monthslong campaign by the Republican Party, fueled in part by the false narrative of widespread fraud in last year's... Read More

A monthslong campaign by the Republican Party, fueled in part by the false narrative of widespread fraud in last year's presidential election, has led to a wave of new voting laws that will tighten access to the ballot for millions... Read More

Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, With High Court Mum

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to... Read More

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would... Read More

2021-08-31 22:59:19
by Dan McCue
In Texas, Sweeping GOP Voting Overhaul Sent to Governor

AUSTIN, Texas — For the Democrats who fought bitterly to prevent it, it's all over but the playing of a... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — For the Democrats who fought bitterly to prevent it, it's all over but the playing of a sad song on a honky tonk juke box. On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature sent a major overhaul of the... Read More

Texas GOP Advances Voting Bill After Democrats' Holdout Ends

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans advanced new voting restrictions Thursday night after months of protests by Democrats, who after... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans advanced new voting restrictions Thursday night after months of protests by Democrats, who after returning from a 38-day walkout are now all but out of ways to stop a bill that includes a ban... Read More

2021-08-25 14:45:00
by Reece Nations
Texas Gov. Abbott Again Deploys National Guard to Aid Border Arrests

AUSTIN, Texas —  Texas National Guardsmen will once again be assisting Department of Public Safety troopers in arresting individuals caught... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas —  Texas National Guardsmen will once again be assisting Department of Public Safety troopers in arresting individuals caught crossing the border into the U.S. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made the announcement Tuesday saying in addition to assisting with... Read More

2021-08-23 15:54:45
by Reece Nations
Lawsuit Filed to Thwart Texas Abortion Ban

DALLAS -- A Texas attorney filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order on Monday to block... Read More

DALLAS -- A Texas attorney filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order on Monday to block the enforcement of new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature during its regular session earlier this year. The restrictions... Read More

2021-08-20 20:19:05
by Tom Ramstack
Texas Lawmakers Overcome Roadblock On Bill Restricting Voting Rights

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Legislature is on track to pass another controversial state law restricting the right to vote... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Legislature is on track to pass another controversial state law restricting the right to vote after breaking a deadlock caused by Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C. to prevent enactment. The Democrats were trying to... Read More

2021-08-17 18:14:05
by Reece Nations
Texas Supreme Court Sides With Abbott, Blocks County Mask Mandates

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Supreme Court of Texas issued a ruling on Sunday voiding temporary restraining orders issued by separate... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Supreme Court of Texas issued a ruling on Sunday voiding temporary restraining orders issued by separate District Court judges that impeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s edict prohibiting local officials from requiring masks to be worn indoors. Local... Read More

2021-08-16 17:26:16
by Reece Nations
What Texans Can Expect from the Infrastructure Bill

As the looming bipartisan infrastructure plan awaits its final approval, states are beginning to find out what the bill has... Read More

As the looming bipartisan infrastructure plan awaits its final approval, states are beginning to find out what the bill has in store for them. In the state of Texas, infrastructure investment has been a looming issue for some time. The... Read More

2021-08-06 14:39:52
by Reece Nations
Texas Gov. Abbott Calls Second Special Session With Expanded Agenda

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday he would convene another special legislative session beginning on Saturday, Aug.... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday he would convene another special legislative session beginning on Saturday, Aug. 7. Attached to the announcement was a full list of prioritized agenda items for the session. Although much of the... Read More

2021-08-04 20:00:35
by Reece Nations
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Abbott Order on Transportation Stops

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday impeding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order directing... Read More

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday impeding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order directing state troopers to detain drivers suspected of transporting migrants due to COVID-19 concerns. Abbott issued the order last week, allowing... Read More

2021-07-29 14:49:12
by Reece Nations
Texas Gov. Abbott Deploys National Guard to Assist in Border Arrests

AUSTIN, Texas -- In accordance with plans first announced in June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered the state... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- In accordance with plans first announced in June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered the state National Guard to aid Department of Public Safety troopers with apprehending individuals for state charges related to the border crisis.... Read More

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