US judge blocks Texas law that would end straight-ticket voting

US judge blocks Texas law that would end straight-ticket voting A federal judge on Friday…

Texas complies with court-ordered ‘motor voter’ change

Texas complies with court-ordered ‘motor voter’ change Texas officials have complied with a federal judge’s…

Gregg County official arrested, charged with election fraud

Gregg County official arrested, charged with election fraud A Gregg County commissioner and three others…

GOP leaders revolt against Abbott, ask court to void order extending early voting

GOP leaders revolt against Abbott, ask court to void order extending early voting Launching an…

GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to void Abbott order that extended early voting

GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to void Abbott order that extended early voting Launching an…

Texas cases raise stakes in fight to replace Ginsburg

Texas cases raise stakes in fight to replace Ginsburg With Republican leaders steering the ship,…

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee list includes 3 Texans

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee list includes 3 Texans With political jockeying in full roar after…

2nd court rejects Paxton bid to halt Harris County vote by mail plan

2nd court rejects Paxton bid to halt Harris County vote by mail plan A state…

Texas Supreme Court explains its Green Party ruling

Texas Supreme Court explains its Green Party ruling Four days after ordering the names of…

How Paxton backed GOP, opposed Democrats in legal fight over minor party candidates

How Paxton backed GOP, opposed Democrats in legal fight over minor party candidates In the…

Texas court rejects death sentence in intellectual disability case

Texas court rejects death sentence in intellectual disability case A divided Texas Court of Criminal…

Texas Supreme Court orders Green candidates returned to ballot as deadlines loom

Texas Supreme Court orders Green candidates returned to ballot as deadlines loom Throwing county election…

Court rejects Texas Democrats’ bid to extend mail-in balloting to younger voters

Court rejects Texas Democrats’ bid to extend mail-in balloting to younger voters A Texas law…

Feds end $300 pandemic jobless benefit for Texans

Feds end 0 pandemic jobless benefit for Texans The extra $300 a week in federal…

Court upholds Texas law on filing fees for minor party candidates

Court upholds Texas law on filing fees for minor party candidates A state appeals court…

Abbott unveils ‘Back the Blue’ pledge for candidates

Abbott unveils ‘Back the Blue’ pledge for candidates Pressing a campaign issue in an election…

Judge orders Texas to change way mail-in ballots are rejected

Judge orders Texas to change way mail-in ballots are rejected A federal judge ordered Texas…

US judge rejects lawsuit seeking Texas voting changes during pandemic

US judge rejects lawsuit seeking Texas voting changes during pandemic A federal judge in San…

Congress probes ‘alarming pattern’ of Fort Hood tragedies

Congress probes ‘alarming pattern’ of Fort Hood tragedies Two U.S. House subcommittees have launched a…

Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to kick 44 Libertarians off ballot

Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to kick 44 Libertarians off ballot The Texas Supreme Court…

Cornyn, 2 Democrats push for Senate hearing on Fort Hood after soldier deaths

Cornyn, 2 Democrats push for Senate hearing on Fort Hood after soldier deaths U.S. Sen.…

Texas assistant attorney general loses his job after tweets targeting Muslims, social justice protests

Texas assistant attorney general loses his job after tweets targeting Muslims, social justice protests An…

Supreme Court blocks Harris County vote-by-mail plan

Supreme Court blocks Harris County vote-by-mail plan Amid a simmering partisan fight over voting by…

GOP seeks to strike 41 Libertarians from Texas ballot

GOP seeks to strike 41 Libertarians from Texas ballot Republican candidates and organizations are asking…

Court arguments: Does the Constitution require Texas to expand vote by mail?

Court arguments: Does the Constitution require Texas to expand vote by mail? Does the U.S.…

Texas Democrats make last push to expand mail-in voting in pandemic

Texas Democrats make last push to expand mail-in voting in pandemic In their legal fight…

US judge again orders Texas to fix voter registration violation

US judge again orders Texas to fix voter registration violation In a victory for the…

Abbott to give 12:30 p.m. Hurricane Laura update from Orange

Abbott to give 12:30 p.m. Hurricane Laura update from Orange Gov. Greg Abbott will visit…

Abbott on Hurricane Laura: ‘We did dodge a bullet’ in Texas

Abbott on Hurricane Laura: ‘We did dodge a bullet’ in Texas After Hurricane Laura left…

Abbott: Window to evacuate dangerous Hurricane Laura will close in hours

Abbott: Window to evacuate dangerous Hurricane Laura will close in hours Gov. Greg Abbott urged…

Feds approve Texas pitch for $300 jobless benefit

Feds approve Texas pitch for 0 jobless benefit Federal officials on Friday approved Texas’ request…

Conservatives, GOP candidates sue to block early voting extension

Conservatives, GOP candidates sue to block early voting extension Conservative leaders and two Republican candidates…

Texas applies for extra $300-a-week federal jobless benefit

Texas applies for extra 0-a-week federal jobless benefit After the federal government clarified that Texas…

Judge blocks Green Party candidates amid legal fight over filing fees

Judge blocks Green Party candidates amid legal fight over filing fees A Travis County judge…

In reversal, court says Texas fee applies to ‘bikini latex clubs’

In reversal, court says Texas fee applies to ‘bikini latex clubs’ Reversing an earlier ruling,…

Patrick criticizes Democratic call to remove Capitol’s Confederate symbols

Patrick criticizes Democratic call to remove Capitol’s Confederate symbols One week after state Democratic senators…

After candidacy questioned, Green Party candidate quits Texas Supreme Court race

After candidacy questioned, Green Party candidate quits Texas Supreme Court race Charles Waterbury, the Green…

Democrat seeks to block Green Party opponent from Texas Supreme Court ballot

Democrat seeks to block Green Party opponent from Texas Supreme Court ballot UPDATE: A Green…

Beanbag rounds caused horrific injuries, Austin doctors say

Beanbag rounds caused horrific injuries, Austin doctors say Saying the use of beanbag rounds by…

Alex Jones, Infowars continue losing streak on appeals over Sandy Hook lawsuits

Alex Jones, Infowars continue losing streak on appeals over Sandy Hook lawsuits A state appeals…

Texas Democrats expand vote-by-mail outreach

Texas Democrats expand vote-by-mail outreach Hoping to boost turnout in the November election, the Texas…

Paxton: Local officials don’t have the power to halt evictions in pandemic

Paxton: Local officials don’t have the power to halt evictions in pandemic Casting doubt upon…

Chaos? Irrelevant? Pandemic shifts Affordable Care Act legal fight

Chaos? Irrelevant? Pandemic shifts Affordable Care Act legal fight A lot has happened since March…

Sarah Eckhardt joins Texas Senate in pandemic-muted way

Sarah Eckhardt joins Texas Senate in pandemic-muted way With no pomp and very little ceremony,…

Paxton criminal case, now 5 years old, delayed again

Paxton criminal case, now 5 years old, delayed again The criminal case against Texas Attorney…

Rodriguez drops out of Senate race against Eckhardt

Rodriguez drops out of Senate race against Eckhardt State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez dropped out of…

Updated count shows Eckhardt-Rodriguez runoff in Senate special election

Updated count shows Eckhardt-Rodriguez runoff in Senate special election An updated count of late mail-in…

Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to Abbott’s pandemic powers

Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to Abbott’s pandemic powers The Texas Supreme Court on Friday…

Berry, Isaac win GOP races for Texas House

Berry, Isaac win GOP races for Texas House In the GOP primary runoff for the…

Justin Berry, Carrie Isaac win GOP races for Texas House

Justin Berry, Carrie Isaac win GOP races for Texas House In the GOP primary runoff…

Sarah Eckhardt finishes first in special election to replace former state Sen. Kirk Watson

Sarah Eckhardt finishes first in special election to replace former state Sen. Kirk Watson In…

Sarah Eckhardt finishes first as Senate special election appears headed to runoff

Sarah Eckhardt finishes first as Senate special election appears headed to runoff In a six-candidate…

Sid Miller blasts NFL plan to play ‘Black national anthem’ before games

Sid Miller blasts NFL plan to play ‘Black national anthem’ before games In a fundraising…

Texas Supreme Court cancels July bar exam, adds online test in October

Texas Supreme Court cancels July bar exam, adds online test in October Responding Friday to…

After staffer dies, Texas youth lockups to get widespread coronavirus testing

After staffer dies, Texas youth lockups to get widespread coronavirus testing Three days after a…

After staffer dies, Texas youth lockups to get widespread COVID-19 testing

After staffer dies, Texas youth lockups to get widespread COVID-19 testing Three days after a…

Bar owners sue to block Abbott shutdown order

Bar owners sue to block Abbott shutdown order Seeking to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent…

Supreme Court blocks Texas execution over lack of chaplain

Supreme Court blocks Texas execution over lack of chaplain Shortly before Texas was to conduct…

Supreme Court blocks tonight’s Texas execution

Supreme Court blocks tonight’s Texas execution Shortly before Texas was to conduct the first execution…

Texas Democrats ask Supreme Court to expand mail-in voting

Texas Democrats ask Supreme Court to expand mail-in voting Arguing that time is working against…

Supreme Court: Texas death row inmate’s lawyer was deficient

Supreme Court: Texas death row inmate’s lawyer was deficient The trial lawyer who defended Texas…

Supreme Court grants discrimination protection to LGBTQ workers

Supreme Court grants discrimination protection to LGBTQ workers In a major victory for LGBTQ rights,…

Supreme Court grants discrimination protection to LGBTQ workers

Supreme Court grants discrimination protection to LGBTQ workers In a major victory for LGBTQ rights,…

Floyd’s death inspires bias training for officers in Texas

Floyd’s death inspires bias training for officers in Texas It never hurts to ask.State Rep.…

Floyd's death inspires bias training for officers in Texas

Floyd’s death inspires bias training for officers in Texas It never hurts to ask.State Rep.…

Paxton says he will seek power to investigate police-custody deaths

Paxton says he will seek power to investigate police-custody deaths Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton…

Harris, Warren decry injustice, rally Texas Democrats

Harris, Warren decry injustice, rally Texas Democrats U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, potential…

Texas Supreme Court rejects Austin bid to revive sick leave rules

Texas Supreme Court rejects Austin bid to revive sick leave rules In a victory for…

Expanded mail-in voting in Texas during coronavirus crisis blocked again

Expanded mail-in voting in Texas during coronavirus crisis blocked again A federal appeals court on…

US appeals court blocks expanded mail-in voting during pandemic in Texas

US appeals court blocks expanded mail-in voting during pandemic in Texas A federal appeals court…

Federal judge rejects conservative lawyers’ challenge to State Bar of Texas fees

Federal judge rejects conservative lawyers’ challenge to State Bar of Texas fees Upholding a state…

Texas sales taxes plunge 13.2%, worst since Great Recession

Texas sales taxes plunge 13.2%, worst since Great Recession With the Texas economy reeling from…

Texas conservatives ask court to strike down Abbott’s coronavirus orders

Texas conservatives ask court to strike down Abbott’s coronavirus orders A prominent social conservative and…

Conservatives ask court to strike down Abbott coronavirus orders, law behind them

Conservatives ask court to strike down Abbott coronavirus orders, law behind them A prominent social…

Texas Supreme Court: Mail-in voting can’t expand over lack of coronavirus immunity

Texas Supreme Court: Mail-in voting can’t expand over lack of coronavirus immunity Rejecting arguments by…

Texas Supreme Court: Mail-in voting can’t expand due to lack of coronavirus immunity

Texas Supreme Court: Mail-in voting can’t expand due to lack of coronavirus immunity Rejecting claims raised…

Bring your own sanitizer, pen: Texas sets safety standards for in-person voting

Bring your own sanitizer, pen: Texas sets safety standards for in-person voting With Texas Republican…

Bring your own sanitizer, pen: State sets safety standards for in-person voting

Bring your own sanitizer, pen: State sets safety standards for in-person voting With Texas Republican…

Back and forth: Ruling on expanded mail-in voting amid coronavirus fears is blocked

Back and forth: Ruling on expanded mail-in voting amid coronavirus fears is blocked The back…

Back and forth: Ruling on expanded mail-in voting during pandemic is blocked

Back and forth: Ruling on expanded mail-in voting during pandemic is blocked The back and…

Texas Supreme Court ends coronavirus protections against evictions, debt collections

Texas Supreme Court ends coronavirus protections against evictions, debt collections Removing emergency protections that had…

Court OKs compensating man imprisoned under invalidated law

Court OKs compensating man imprisoned under invalidated law Calling it “an egregious case of the…

Texas Supreme Court backs man who spent 2 years in prison under invalidated law

Texas Supreme Court backs man who spent 2 years in prison under invalidated law Calling…

Texas Supreme Court ends eviction, debt protections enacted for pandemic

Texas Supreme Court ends eviction, debt protections enacted for pandemic Removing emergency protections during the…

Appeals court: Ruling to expand mail-in voting must be followed, for now

Appeals court: Ruling to expand mail-in voting must be followed, for now Siding with the…

Special election lineup set in race to replace Kirk Watson

Special election lineup set in race to replace Kirk Watson The table is set for…

Paxton asks Texas Supreme Court to limit mail-in balloting

Paxton asks Texas Supreme Court to limit mail-in balloting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on…

Lawsuit seeks to block Texas vote-by-mail restrictions

Lawsuit seeks to block Texas vote-by-mail restrictions Opening a new front in the legal battle…

Ransomware attack takes down Texas court network

Ransomware attack takes down Texas court network The computer network serving the state’s appeals courts…

Legal fight: Is vote by mail a coronavirus option in Texas?

Legal fight: Is vote by mail a coronavirus option in Texas? With two months until…

Coronavirus in Texas: What to know about the reopening's next round

Coronavirus in Texas: What to know about the reopening’s next round Gov. Greg Abbott accelerated…

Paxton declines to drop appeal, blocking new trial for Austin babysitter

Paxton declines to drop appeal, blocking new trial for Austin babysitter Rejecting the wishes of…

State sales taxes fall 9.3%, sharpest plunge in a decade

State sales taxes fall 9.3%, sharpest plunge in a decade Delivering bad news that was…

State sales taxes fall 9%, sharpest plunge in a decade

State sales taxes fall 9%, sharpest plunge in a decade Delivering bad news that was…

What you need to know about Texas businesses reopening

What you need to know about Texas businesses reopening Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to begin…

Texas Democrats seek swift ruling on expanding mail-in votes

Texas Democrats seek swift ruling on expanding mail-in votes Updating an ongoing lawsuit, the Texas…

Conviction upheld in hit-and-run that killed Stony Point coach

Conviction upheld in hit-and-run that killed Stony Point coach A state appeals court on Wednesday…

Coronavirus in Texas: Round Rock, Cedar Park ask Abbott for August election, not Nov. 3

Coronavirus in Texas: Round Rock, Cedar Park ask Abbott for August election, not Nov. 3 …

Law puts expansive emergency power in Abbott’s hands

Law puts expansive emergency power in Abbott’s hands State law gives Gov. Greg Abbott expansive and…

Coronavirus in Texas: 46 new deaths as hospitalizations hit new high

The number of Texans hospitalized with COVID-19 rose for the second consecutive day Wednesday as state…

Paxton: New property tax break not meant for coronavirus losses

A new Texas law allowing tax exemptions for disaster-damaged property does not apply to economic losses…

New COVID-19 numbers dampen hopes of Texas turnaround

One day after Gov. Greg Abbott saw a glimmer of hope in recent COVID-19 trends, a…

Appeals court gives partial victory to Texas abortion providers

In a partial victory for Texas abortion providers, a federal appeals court has allowed drug-induced abortions…

Abbott: Appeals court agreed with 'decision I had made' on abortion ban

Asked Monday if he believed that most abortions in Texas should be banned under his March…