In Zapata County, local government is fighting the federal government to stop one piece of the border wall

In Zapata County, local government is fighting the federal government to stop one piece of the…

Cancel Culture Is Glorified Cyberbullying, and It Will End in Tragedy

Cancel Culture Is Glorified Cyberbullying, and It Will End in Tragedy Source: Red State

How I Became a Bookworm | East Texas Moms

How I Became a Bookworm | East Texas Moms It was this time last summer…

Take Yourself Out | East Texas Moms

Take Yourself Out | East Texas Moms Should I kick this off with the usual,…

1619 Project Creator Shares Insane Conspiracy Theory, Deletes Twitter After Getting Dragged

1619 Project Creator Shares Insane Conspiracy Theory, Deletes Twitter After Getting Dragged Source: Red…

Media Taunts President Trump Over Low Turnout at Tulsa Rally; Did They Cause It?

Media Taunts President Trump Over Low Turnout at Tulsa Rally; Did They Cause It? …

You Are Invited to Attend Chip Chip's Sunday Sermon

You Are Invited to Attend Chip Chip’s Sunday Sermon Source: Red State

Good News in History, June 21

Good News in History, June 21 On this day 5 years ago, Apple Music reversed…

This Opera House is Reopening With a Concert Performed Exclusively for 2,200 Potted Plants –With a Special Donation

This Opera House is Reopening With a Concert Performed Exclusively for 2,200 Potted Plants –With a…

As face mask requirements pop back up across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott faces criticism from local leaders and fellow Republicans

As face mask requirements pop back up across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott faces criticism from local…

This LGBTQ Texan says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling is a key step toward fully-realized equality

This LGBTQ Texan says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling is a key step toward fully-realized equality …

Good News in History, June 20

Good News in History, June 20 On this day 100 years ago, the ACLU was…

Houston mayor calls for more funding for social services to take pressure off police officers

Houston mayor calls for more funding for social services to take pressure off police officers …

After Supreme Court ruling, Texas DACA case could offer another chance at ending program

After Supreme Court ruling, Texas DACA case could offer another chance at ending program A…

Texas schools will reopen in the fall, but no one knows exactly how that will work

Texas schools will reopen in the fall, but no one knows exactly how that will work …

The Film ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Honors Fort Worth’s Historically Black Communities

The Film ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Honors Fort Worth’s Historically Black Communities In the first scene of…

What the Black Lives Matter Protests Mean for East Texas

What the Black Lives Matter Protests Mean for East Texas The first time I thought…

Texas universities are shelving SAT and ACT requirements as coronavirus scrambles admissions process

Texas universities are shelving SAT and ACT requirements as coronavirus scrambles admissions process An exam…

This year, Juneteenth takes on new meaning for black Texans, as push to make holiday with Texas roots goes national

This year, Juneteenth takes on new meaning for black Texans, as push to make holiday with…

Analysis: A government of, by and for — but without the people

Analysis: A government of, by and for — but without the people The Texas Capitol…

Cornyn, Cruz offer different takes on DACA ruling

Cornyn, Cruz offer different takes on DACA ruling WASHINGTON — They may both be conservative…

Texas sets record in daily coronavirus hospitalizations, spike in cases continues

Texas sets record in daily coronavirus hospitalizations, spike in cases continues For the seventh day…

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will file bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will file bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday U.S. Senator…

Texas Relaxed Environmental Enforcement During the Pandemic, State Data Show

Texas Relaxed Environmental Enforcement During the Pandemic, State Data Show This story was originally published…

Texas cities took quick actions after George Floyd's death. Advocates doubt they'll have a big impact.

Texas cities took quick actions after George Floyd’s death. Advocates doubt they’ll have a big impact. …

As COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, a hospital administrator retires — but is ready to jump back into the fight

As COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, a hospital administrator retires — but is ready to jump…

Good News in History, June 18

Good News in History, June 18 80 years ago today, Charles de Gaulle, galvanized the…

With Abbott’s OK, Austin and Travis County consider requiring masks at businesses

With Abbott’s OK, Austin and Travis County consider requiring masks at businesses Austin and Travis…

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force Governor Greg Abbott has…

Texas bars and restaurants were eager to reopen. Now some are closing their doors again as coronavirus cases rise.

Texas bars and restaurants were eager to reopen. Now some are closing their doors again as…

Texas lawmakers want to add more LGTBQ safeguards after U.S. Supreme Court guarantees workplace protections

Texas lawmakers want to add more LGTBQ safeguards after U.S. Supreme Court guarantees workplace protections …

Polls suggest Joe Biden has a shot at winning Texas. How he fares here could reshape the state’s politics.

Polls suggest Joe Biden has a shot at winning Texas. How he fares here could reshape…

The new coronavirus has killed more than 2,000 people in Texas

The new coronavirus has killed more than 2,000 people in Texas A health care worker…

Texas to reinstate work-search requirement for unemployment benefits

Texas to reinstate work-search requirement for unemployment benefits Shuttered businesses in downtown Austin during the…

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…

Abbott blames 20-somethings for some of the latest increases in coronavirus cases

Abbott blames 20-somethings for some of the latest increases in coronavirus cases Customers wait in…

Is Houston a Prophetic City? Or a Pathetic City?

Is Houston a Prophetic City? Or a Pathetic City? One of the side effects of…

Buried Roman City Mapped in Stunning Detail Using Ground-Penetrating Radar

Buried Roman City Mapped in Stunning Detail Using Ground-Penetrating Radar The Roman city of Falerii…

Years after a judge ordered fixes, Texas' child welfare system continues to expose children to harm, federal monitors say

Years after a judge ordered fixes, Texas’ child welfare system continues to expose children to harm,…

Watch Gov. Greg Abbott address hospital capacity as coronavirus cases continue to rise statewide at 1 p.m.

Watch Gov. Greg Abbott address hospital capacity as coronavirus cases continue to rise statewide at 1…

U.S. Supreme Court rules Texas death row inmate had an ineffective lawyer, orders new review

U.S. Supreme Court rules Texas death row inmate had an ineffective lawyer, orders new review …

Protests against police brutality and racism: scenes from small Texas towns and cities

Protests against police brutality and racism: scenes from small Texas towns and cities Demonstrators marched…

Texas Democrats urge Abbott to call special session as details emerge showing Javier Ambler’s death at the hands of sheriff's deputies

Texas Democrats urge Abbott to call special session as details emerge showing Javier Ambler’s death at…

Analysis: In some places in Texas, sales tax revenues have risen during the pandemic

Analysis: In some places in Texas, sales tax revenues have risen during the pandemic Getty…

Drones Will Drop Library Books So Kids in Virginia Can Keep Reading, Thanks to Librarian’s Bright Idea

Drones Will Drop Library Books So Kids in Virginia Can Keep Reading, Thanks to Librarian’s Bright…

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.…

Rolling Stone Editor Torches His Liberal Colleagues: 'The American Left Has Lost Its Mind'

Rolling Stone Editor Torches His Liberal Colleagues: ‘The American Left Has Lost Its Mind’ …

But Will It Work? Why I Think We Will Listen, Hear Us, AND Act This Time

But Will It Work? Why I Think We Will Listen, Hear Us, AND Act This Time …

Good News in History, June 14

Good News in History, June 14 231 years ago today, whiskey was distilled from corn…

Rioters Block Highway, Set Wendy's on Fire After Officer-Involved Shooting of a Black Man in Atlanta

Rioters Block Highway, Set Wendy’s on Fire After Officer-Involved Shooting of a Black Man in Atlanta …

Surprising Percentage of People Feel Happier After Spontaneous Decisions

Surprising Percentage of People Feel Happier After Spontaneous Decisions The average American makes 6,709 spontaneous…

Texas Has Shifted to an “It’s Your Responsibility” Pandemic Plan

Texas Has Shifted to an “It’s Your Responsibility” Pandemic Plan The current spike in coronavirus…

For these Texas organizers and officials, defunding the police means remedying effects of racism

For these Texas organizers and officials, defunding the police means remedying effects of racism A…

Jeff Charles: Did President Trump Just Announce His Black Agenda?

Jeff Charles: Did President Trump Just Announce His Black Agenda? Source: Red State

Good News in History, June 13

Good News in History, June 13 50 years ago today, The Long and Winding Road…

Comment on looting brings bipartisan heat to Kim Olson's congressional campaign

Comment on looting brings bipartisan heat to Kim Olson’s congressional campaign Kim Olson, right, at…

Border arrests jumped 36 percent in May despite Trump emergency crackdown

Border arrests jumped 36 percent in May despite Trump emergency crackdown According to new U.S.…

With coronavirus cases climbing, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says "no real need" to scale back business reopenings

With coronavirus cases climbing, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says “no real need” to scale back business…

How a Texas Expert on Swine Flu Had to Change Her Game

How a Texas Expert on Swine Flu Had to Change Her Game Lauren Ancel Meyers…

Hollywood, Texas: Matthew McConaughey Asks, “How Can I Do Better as a White Man?”

Hollywood, Texas: Matthew McConaughey Asks, “How Can I Do Better as a White Man?” As…

26-0 Vote Passes the ‘Breonna Law’ Banning No-Knock Police Raids in Kentucky

26-0 Vote Passes the ‘Breonna Law’ Banning No-Knock Police Raids in Kentucky Louisville Kentucky Metro…

Monday is your deadline to register to vote in the Texas primary runoff

Monday is your deadline to register to vote in the Texas primary runoff Early voting…

Analysis: Casting nervous looks at Texas’ medical charts as numbers worsen

Analysis: Casting nervous looks at Texas’ medical charts as numbers worsen Gov. Greg Abbott waits…

Good News in History, June 12

Good News in History, June 12 One decade ago today, a rookie baseball player came to…

Austin City Council unanimously backs policies limiting police officers' use of force and asks for cuts to department budget

Austin City Council unanimously backs policies limiting police officers’ use of force and asks for cuts…

Donald Trump cautions against “falsely labeling” racists while in Dallas to talk about George Floyd

Donald Trump cautions against “falsely labeling” racists while in Dallas to talk about George Floyd …

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn resistant to renaming Fort Hood, military base named after a Confederate general

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn resistant to renaming Fort Hood, military base named after a Confederate general …

The oil crash folded their old business. Now they’re betting on a new kind of oil.

The oil crash folded their old business. Now they’re betting on a new kind of oil. …

Trump Held A Panel On Race Relations And One Voice In Particular Stole The Show

Trump Held A Panel On Race Relations And One Voice In Particular Stole The Show …

Grappling with budget shortfalls, Texas cities prepare for hard choices

Grappling with budget shortfalls, Texas cities prepare for hard choices In the past month, Texas’…

Good News in History, June 11

Good News in History, June 11 250 years ago today, the Great Barrier Reef was…

Democratic House Candidate: 'If People Loot, So What? Burn It To The Ground’ [Watch]

Democratic House Candidate: ‘If People Loot, So What? Burn It To The Ground’ [Watch] …

Texas reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

Texas reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases Licensed vocational nurse Amber Phillips notes information…

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tells U.S. House committee defunding police is "not the answer"

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tells U.S. House committee defunding police is “not the answer” …

President Donald Trump expected to discuss race relations and police at Dallas church

President Donald Trump expected to discuss race relations and police at Dallas church President Donald…

TribCast: Racism and the Texas GOP and reform after George Floyd's death

TribCast: Racism and the Texas GOP and reform after George Floyd’s death Simone Webb holds…

Houston officials increase police budget as Dallas and Austin officials consider decreases in wake of police brutality protests

Houston officials increase police budget as Dallas and Austin officials consider decreases in wake of police…

Principal Rallies His Community to Serve 10,000 Cooked Meals to Seniors During 40 Days of COVID Crisis in India

Principal Rallies His Community to Serve 10,000 Cooked Meals to Seniors During 40 Days of COVID…

Millions of COVID Cases and Deaths Averted Thanks to Lockdowns: ‘One of Humanity’s Greatest Achievements’

Millions of COVID Cases and Deaths Averted Thanks to Lockdowns: ‘One of Humanity’s Greatest Achievements’ …

Outside of Texas' big cities, some are still waiting nearly a month for coronavirus test results from state-run mobile units

Outside of Texas’ big cities, some are still waiting nearly a month for coronavirus test results…

Greg Abbott has condemned the death of George Floyd, but he’s been silent on Texas’ recent history of police killings

Greg Abbott has condemned the death of George Floyd, but he’s been silent on Texas’ recent…

Is The Push For Police Reform Real, Or Is It Just Election Season?

Is The Push For Police Reform Real, Or Is It Just Election Season? Source:…

One Bush makes his choice clear: George P. Bush will endorse Donald Trump

One Bush makes his choice clear: George P. Bush will endorse Donald Trump George P.…

Governor Abbott, DSHS Distribute Additional Round Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Across Texas

Governor Abbott, DSHS Distribute Additional Round Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Across Texas Governor Greg Abbott…

Texas has spent more than $200 million on personal protective equipment orders to combat coronavirus

Texas has spent more than 0 million on personal protective equipment orders to combat coronavirus …

Houston gives George Floyd a rousing, tearful farewell

Houston gives George Floyd a rousing, tearful farewell HOUSTON — With the world watching, George…

George Floyd funeral today in Houston

George Floyd funeral today in Houston HOUSTON — As nightfall brought some relief from the…

Texas Residents Defend Their Local Mall After Looting is Threatened

Texas Residents Defend Their Local Mall After Looting is Threatened After their peaceful protest, Killeen…

Announcing the Tenth Annual Texas Observer Short Story Contest

Announcing the Tenth Annual Texas Observer Short Story Contest Bryan Washington’s 2016 story “Navigation” tells…

In rural Texas, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more accessible mental health care

In rural Texas, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more accessible mental health care A view…

The Censoring Left: ‘Net Neutrality’ for Thee – Not for Me

The Censoring Left: ‘Net Neutrality’ for Thee – Not for Me Source: Red State

Good News in History, June 9

Good News in History, June 9 On this day 105 years ago, the musician and…

As Texas businesses reopen, COVID-19 case totals are rising. The state says hot spots like prisons and meatpacking plants are key factors.

As Texas businesses reopen, COVID-19 case totals are rising. The state says hot spots like prisons…

Oral Arguments in Gen. Flynn Case on Friday — An Introduction to What's Ahead

Oral Arguments in Gen. Flynn Case on Friday — An Introduction to What’s Ahead …

Floyd’s body returned to Houston for funeral and burial

Floyd’s body returned to Houston for funeral and burial HOUSTON — George Floyd’s body was…

Analysis: Events — and their own words — put Texas Republicans in an election year bind

Analysis: Events — and their own words — put Texas Republicans in an election year bind …

Good News in History, June 8

Good News in History, June 8 35 years ago today, Tears For Fears hit No.1…

Conservative Solutions Fix the Problem of Police Brutality

Conservative Solutions Fix the Problem of Police Brutality Source: Red State

An ETX Staycation: Keeping Close to Home | East Texas Moms

An ETX Staycation: Keeping Close to Home | East Texas Moms Everyone loves a good…

Summer: Keep Them Educated | East Texas Moms

Summer: Keep Them Educated | East Texas Moms Let’s be real. Those first few weeks…

Get Moving | East Texas Moms

Get Moving | East Texas Moms Summer rolls around in East Texas and I begin…

KICKING OFF JULY 24TH! Messina Hof’s 43rd Annual Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Estate in Bryan

KICKING OFF JULY 24TH! Messina Hof’s 43rd Annual Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Estate in Bryan …

Can't We Just Say It? This Wuhan Panic Was a Fraud Driven By Politics and for the Aggrandizement of Power

Can’t We Just Say It? This Wuhan Panic Was a Fraud Driven By Politics and for…

Hegar and West agree that time's up for Cornyn

Hegar and West agree that time’s up for Cornyn State Sen. Royce West and MJ Hegar…

Good News in History, June 6

Good News in History, June 6 Happy 53rd Birthday to actor–producer Paul Giamatti who earned…

Opinion: General Mattis Gets It Wrong

Opinion: General Mattis Gets It Wrong Source: Red State

Pelosi promises equal justice agenda at Texas Democrats’ virtual convention

Pelosi promises equal justice agenda at Texas Democrats’ virtual convention House Speaker Nancy Pelosi closed…

Appeals court tosses order that required face masks, hand sanitizer for inmates at geriatric Texas prison

Appeals court tosses order that required face masks, hand sanitizer for inmates at geriatric Texas prison …

Fact-check: Does disaster declaration mean Texans can tote guns?

Fact-check: Does disaster declaration mean Texans can tote guns? Protests over the death of black…

Texas to increase coronavirus testing — and study the virus' impact — in black and Hispanic communities

Texas to increase coronavirus testing — and study the virus’ impact — in black and Hispanic…

World’s First ‘Bios Park’ Lets Us Bury Cremated Remains of Our Loved Ones So They Grow into Trees

World’s First ‘Bios Park’ Lets Us Bury Cremated Remains of Our Loved Ones So They Grow…

Watch officials brief Gov. Greg Abbott on Tropical Depression Cristobal and hurricane preparedness

Watch officials brief Gov. Greg Abbott on Tropical Depression Cristobal and hurricane preparedness With the…

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…

Rod Rosenstein Repeatedly Denied Knowledge of Key Facts; But These 302s Don't Lie

Rod Rosenstein Repeatedly Denied Knowledge of Key Facts; But These 302s Don’t Lie Source:…

When small businesses can’t access PPP, local governments struggle to close the gap

When small businesses can’t access PPP, local governments struggle to close the gap Business owner…

Some Texas COVID-positive nursing homes left off federal list

Some Texas COVID-positive nursing homes left off federal list Federal officials on Thursday released the…

Texas is short of its contact tracing workforce goal by more than 1,000 people

Texas is short of its contact tracing workforce goal by more than 1,000 people Ector…

Good News in History, June 5

Good News in History, June 5 31 years ago today, during the student uprising near…

Opinion: Most of This Turmoil Has Been Based on a Lie

Opinion: Most of This Turmoil Has Been Based on a Lie Source: Red State

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…