Gov. Greg. Abbott says no public schools or government entities will be allowed to require masks

Gov. Greg. Abbott says no public schools or government entities will be allowed to require masks …

Is it law yet? See how far some of the top bills have made it in the Texas Legislature

Is it law yet? See how far some of the top bills have made it in…

Point of Order: George P. Bush supports Donald Trump in 2024, teases primary challenge to Ken Paxton

Point of Order: George P. Bush supports Donald Trump in 2024, teases primary challenge to Ken…

Texas universities urge passage of funding bill for campus construction to train more medical students after pandemic

Texas universities urge passage of funding bill for campus construction to train more medical students after…

Companies could be shielded from liability after commercial vehicle crashes under Texas House bill

Companies could be shielded from liability after commercial vehicle crashes under Texas House bill A…

Lawsuit seeks to block Lubbock’s ordinance aimed at outlawing abortions

Lawsuit seeks to block Lubbock’s ordinance aimed at outlawing abortions Kids hold signs supporting Proposition…

Texas senator overhauls House bail bill to keep more people in jail if they can’t post cash bonds

Texas senator overhauls House bail bill to keep more people in jail if they can’t post…

Texas Senate resumes push to ban transition-related medical care for transgender children, days after bill failed in House

Texas Senate resumes push to ban transition-related medical care for transgender children, days after bill failed…

Unemployed Texans will stop getting additional $300-per-week benefit next month after Gov. Greg Abbott opts out of federal program

Unemployed Texans will stop getting additional 0-per-week benefit next month after Gov. Greg Abbott opts out…

Join The Texas Tribune for a conversation about how voting and elections will change in Texas

Join The Texas Tribune for a conversation about how voting and elections will change in Texas …

Pay for some Texas teachers will top $100,000 in bid to aid poorer schools devastated by COVID-19

Pay for some Texas teachers will top 0,000 in bid to aid poorer schools devastated by…

Texas GOP state senator urged use of unproven hydroxychloroquine treatment for COVID-19. Now he's spreading doubt about vaccines.

Texas GOP state senator urged use of unproven hydroxychloroquine treatment for COVID-19. Now he’s spreading doubt…

George P. Bush wants to challenge beleaguered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. But can he keep Trump out of it?

George P. Bush wants to challenge beleaguered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. But can he keep…

Analysis: Texas legislators have a long way to go and a short time to get there

Analysis: Texas legislators have a long way to go and a short time to get there …

New Texas lawsuit accuses Biden administration of threatening state’s health care funding to force Medicaid expansion

New Texas lawsuit accuses Biden administration of threatening state’s health care funding to force Medicaid expansion …

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy loses bid to replace Liz Cheney as third-ranking House Republican

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy loses bid to replace Liz Cheney as third-ranking House Republican U.S.…

Analysis: Those Texans ignoring social distancing guidelines? They’re probably not vaccinated

Analysis: Those Texans ignoring social distancing guidelines? They’re probably not vaccinated Jimmy Hodges and Shauna…

After sweltering temperatures killed Texas prisoners, lawmakers vote to install air conditioning

After sweltering temperatures killed Texas prisoners, lawmakers vote to install air conditioning About 70% of…

Time runs out on Texas House bill banning gender confirmation health care for kids, but another attempt lives on in the Senate

Time runs out on Texas House bill banning gender confirmation health care for kids, but another…

Texas Legislature approves bill to ban residential wholesale electricity plans — the first major winter storm bill sent to the governor

Texas Legislature approves bill to ban residential wholesale electricity plans — the first major winter storm…

How inconsistent policies and enforcement have created false hope for migrants at the border

How inconsistent policies and enforcement have created false hope for migrants at the border Venezuelan…

Donald Trump denounces Chip Roy's bid for U.S. House Republican leadership post: "He has not done a great job"

Donald Trump denounces Chip Roy’s bid for U.S. House Republican leadership post: “He has not done…

Texas House adds MLK and Frederick Douglass speeches to bill that would mandate teaching “informed American patriotism”

Texas House adds MLK and Frederick Douglass speeches to bill that would mandate teaching “informed American…

CDC lifts mask guidance for fully vaccinated people — but less than a third of Texans are fully vaccinated

CDC lifts mask guidance for fully vaccinated people — but less than a third of Texans…

Despite high rate of teen pregnancies, Texas lawmakers unlikely to expand Children’s Health Insurance Program to cover birth control

Despite high rate of teen pregnancies, Texas lawmakers unlikely to expand Children’s Health Insurance Program to…

Bill that would ban abortion at six weeks heads to governor's desk to become Texas law

Bill that would ban abortion at six weeks heads to governor’s desk to become Texas law …

Texas announces Pfizer vaccine now available to adolescents as young as 12 years old

Texas announces Pfizer vaccine now available to adolescents as young as 12 years old Holly…

Prospects for many Texas House bills dim if they’re not passed today. Here’s what you need to know.

Prospects for many Texas House bills dim if they’re not passed today. Here’s what you need…

Texas officials knew foster children were illegally placed in an unsafe shelter. It didn't end until a whistleblower came forward.

Texas officials knew foster children were illegally placed in an unsafe shelter. It didn’t end until…

Analysis: Judge legislators by what gets their attention — and their neglect

Analysis: Judge legislators by what gets their attention — and their neglect State Rep. Will…

After Texas House rejects Senate changes, bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns will get hashed out behind closed doors

After Texas House rejects Senate changes, bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns will get hashed out…

Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 27 as date of special election runoff to succeed late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright

Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 27 as date of special election runoff to succeed late U.S.…

TribCast: A Texas legislative session dominated by conservative issues

TribCast: A Texas legislative session dominated by conservative issues State Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park,…

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy reportedly considering bid to replace Liz Cheney in GOP leadership role

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy reportedly considering bid to replace Liz Cheney in GOP leadership role …

Texas law now allows alcohol to go from restaurants after Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill

Texas law now allows alcohol to go from restaurants after Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill …

Liz Cheney ousted from GOP congressional leadership ranks with no overt resistance from Texas Republicans

Liz Cheney ousted from GOP congressional leadership ranks with no overt resistance from Texas Republicans …

How a small Texas town doubled its COVID-19 vaccination rate in a month as the state’s rate declined

How a small Texas town doubled its COVID-19 vaccination rate in a month as the state’s…

Twitter’s lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tossed by federal judge

Twitter’s lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tossed by federal judge Attorney General Ken…

Texas colleges and universities get $2 billion in federal stimulus money. Half must go directly to struggling students.

Texas colleges and universities get billion in federal stimulus money. Half must go directly to struggling…

Federal judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case that would have allowed gun rights group to reorganize in Texas

Federal judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case that would have allowed gun rights group to reorganize in…

Push to bring casinos to Texas appears headed for defeat this session despite high-profile campaign

Push to bring casinos to Texas appears headed for defeat this session despite high-profile campaign …

T-Squared: Save the date! The Texas Tribune Festival is Sept. 20-25

T-Squared: Save the date! The Texas Tribune Festival is Sept. 20-25 The 2021 Texas Tribune…

Point of Order: Big man on campus

Point of Order: Big man on campus Evan Smith is CEO of The Texas Tribune.…

Alliance of Texas environmental, oil interests block bill that would have given nuclear waste company a financial break

Alliance of Texas environmental, oil interests block bill that would have given nuclear waste company a…

Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval

Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval …

Texas governor’s emergency powers during pandemics would be curbed under bill advanced in House

Texas governor’s emergency powers during pandemics would be curbed under bill advanced in House Customers…

Resuming in-person learning at Texas schools last fall accelerated spread of COVID-19, study says

Resuming in-person learning at Texas schools last fall accelerated spread of COVID-19, study says Kindergarten…

Donald Trump endorses Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection

Donald Trump endorses Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection Former President Donald Trump, left,…

Alamo renovation gets stuck over arguments about slavery

Alamo renovation gets stuck over arguments about slavery Some heroes of the Texas Revolution were…

Republican former state Sen. Don Huffines launches primary challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott

Republican former state Sen. Don Huffines launches primary challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott Don Huffines…

Analysis: Republican Texas legislators, like the governor, take a right turn

Analysis: Republican Texas legislators, like the governor, take a right turn Republican state representatives during…

"You need that help": Mom wishes she had better care after giving birth on Medicaid

“You need that help”: Mom wishes she had better care after giving birth on Medicaid …

Top political aide to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller arrested in alleged scheme to take money in exchange for hemp licenses

Top political aide to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller arrested in alleged scheme to take money…

Democrat revives Texas bill restricting transgender students' sports participation in apparent act of retaliation against his party

Democrat revives Texas bill restricting transgender students’ sports participation in apparent act of retaliation against his…

Medicaid expansion for uninsured Texans had bipartisan support, but lawmakers won't pass it this session

Medicaid expansion for uninsured Texans had bipartisan support, but lawmakers won’t pass it this session …

As hot-button issues dominate Texas legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott sends clear signals on some conservative priorities

As hot-button issues dominate Texas legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott sends clear signals on some conservative…

Texas GOP’s voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after key House vote

Texas GOP’s voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after key House vote …

State Rep. John Raney tests positive for coronavirus after being inside Capitol this week

State Rep. John Raney tests positive for coronavirus after being inside Capitol this week State…

“Serious, harmful consequences”: Texas continues placing foster children in harm’s way, court monitors find

“Serious, harmful consequences”: Texas continues placing foster children in harm’s way, court monitors find The…

Texas’ larger cities would face financial penalties for cutting police budgets under bill House tentatively approves

Texas’ larger cities would face financial penalties for cutting police budgets under bill House tentatively approves …

Texas lawmakers propose electricity market bailout after winter storm

Texas lawmakers propose electricity market bailout after winter storm Electrical workers repair a power line…

Attorney General Ken Paxton unblocks nine Texans on Twitter after lawsuit claiming he violated First Amendment rights

Attorney General Ken Paxton unblocks nine Texans on Twitter after lawsuit claiming he violated First Amendment…

Austin's camping ban returns Tuesday, but it's not clear when — or how — it will be enforced

Austin’s camping ban returns Tuesday, but it’s not clear when — or how — it will…

Analysis: Texas voters signal a turn to normal, in more ways than one

Analysis: Texas voters signal a turn to normal, in more ways than one A sign…

Texas House advances bill that would ban homeless encampments in public

Texas House advances bill that would ban homeless encampments in public A homeless camp near…

Protesters who obstruct emergency vehicles could face felony charges under bill advanced in Texas House

Protesters who obstruct emergency vehicles could face felony charges under bill advanced in Texas House …

Permitless carry of a handgun in Texas nearly law, after Senate OKs bill

Permitless carry of a handgun in Texas nearly law, after Senate OKs bill Two gun…

Texas GOP gears up for contentious runoff in TX-6 congressional race as Democrats grapple with being shut out

Texas GOP gears up for contentious runoff in TX-6 congressional race as Democrats grapple with being…

Fetal “heartbeat” bill, that could ban abortions at six weeks, nears passage in the Legislature

Fetal “heartbeat” bill, that could ban abortions at six weeks, nears passage in the Legislature …

GOP lawmakers want to ban "woke philosophies" like critical race theory in Texas schools

GOP lawmakers want to ban “woke philosophies” like critical race theory in Texas schools Texas…

Local Texas Democratic party declines to accept resignation of chair who called U.S. Sen Tim Scott an “Oreo”

Local Texas Democratic party declines to accept resignation of chair who called U.S. Sen Tim Scott…

Texas Senate bill restricting transgender students’ sports participation stalls in House committee, casting doubts on its fate

Texas Senate bill restricting transgender students’ sports participation stalls in House committee, casting doubts on its…

Tensions boil at UT-Austin over "The Eyes of Texas", where students are refusing to work and a man with a gun crashed a virtual event

Tensions boil at UT-Austin over “The Eyes of Texas”, where students are refusing to work and…

TribCast, special edition: Our pollsters on how Texans feel about guns, police, and the pandemic

TribCast, special edition: Our pollsters on how Texans feel about guns, police, and the pandemic …

Major corporations come out against proposed voting restrictions in Texas

Major corporations come out against proposed voting restrictions in Texas A voter casts their ballot…

Ken Paxton tells The New York Times he doesn't support Greg Abbott for reelection — then tweets that he does

Ken Paxton tells The New York Times he doesn’t support Greg Abbott for reelection — then…

Lina Hidalgo wins national award from prominent Democratic fundraising group

Lina Hidalgo wins national award from prominent Democratic fundraising group Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo…

Overhaul of ERCOT board could replace experts with political appointees

Overhaul of ERCOT board could replace experts with political appointees A deadly winter storm in…

Texas’ pandemic budget shortfall disappears, as latest forecast shows a surplus

Texas’ pandemic budget shortfall disappears, as latest forecast shows a surplus Lawmakers sit through hours…

Bail in Texas could see key changes under House bill, but some lawmakers still see an unequal system

Bail in Texas could see key changes under House bill, but some lawmakers still see an…

Texas House advances plan to subsidize power plant weatherization

Texas House advances plan to subsidize power plant weatherization Electrical transformers at the Austin Energy/Sand…

COVID-19 variant cases are on the rise in Texas. Here’s what you need to know.

COVID-19 variant cases are on the rise in Texas. Here’s what you need to know. …

Texas House gives early approval to bill that would punish Wall Street for fossil fuel disinvestments

Texas House gives early approval to bill that would punish Wall Street for fossil fuel disinvestments …

“My name is Dan and I’m an alcoholic”: State Rep. Dan Huberty confronts addiction after DWI arrest

“My name is Dan and I’m an alcoholic”: State Rep. Dan Huberty confronts addiction after DWI…

How voters see the issues legislators are deciding, according to the UT/TT Poll

How voters see the issues legislators are deciding, according to the UT/TT Poll The Senate…

With half of eligible Texans still unvaccinated and supply exceeding demand, Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccination strategies

With half of eligible Texans still unvaccinated and supply exceeding demand, Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccination strategies …

Lubbock votes to become the state’s largest “sanctuary city for the unborn”

Lubbock votes to become the state’s largest “sanctuary city for the unborn” Sara Mistrot campaigns…

Austin voters reinstate city’s ban on public homeless encampments in one of several local Texas elections

Austin voters reinstate city’s ban on public homeless encampments in one of several local Texas elections …

A congressional seat is on the ballot in Texas on Saturday. Watch the TX-6 special election results here.

A congressional seat is on the ballot in Texas on Saturday. Watch the TX-6 special election…

Army report finds Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén reported being sexually harassed twice before she was killed

Army report finds Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén reported being sexually harassed twice before she was…

Mike Pence, potential 2024 presidential candidates coming to Texas for GOP fundraising blitz, donor appreciation event

Mike Pence, potential 2024 presidential candidates coming to Texas for GOP fundraising blitz, donor appreciation event …

Special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ron Wright remains highly competitive in final hours, as Donald Trump looms large

Special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ron Wright remains highly competitive in final hours, as Donald…

Texas voters sharply divided on the fairness of elections and what to do about it, poll finds

Texas voters sharply divided on the fairness of elections and what to do about it, poll…

Texans remain concerned about pandemic, but they’re returning to normal, UT/TT Poll finds

Texans remain concerned about pandemic, but they’re returning to normal, UT/TT Poll finds People being…

February’s storm and outages united voters wanting state action, UT/TT Poll finds

February’s storm and outages united voters wanting state action, UT/TT Poll finds A car moved…

Texas House lifts its mask requirement for chamber and committees

Texas House lifts its mask requirement for chamber and committees At the beginning of this…

Bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns advances to Texas Senate floor, where its fate remains uncertain

Bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns advances to Texas Senate floor, where its fate remains uncertain …

Authorities say they won't seek charges after investigating allegation that a lobbyist drugged a Texas Capitol staffer

Authorities say they won’t seek charges after investigating allegation that a lobbyist drugged a Texas Capitol…

The criminal penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana would be reduced under a bill OK’d by the Texas House

The criminal penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana would be reduced under a bill OK’d…

Texas House tentatively passes package of police reform bills, including measure requiring more substantive disciplinary action for police misconduct

Texas House tentatively passes package of police reform bills, including measure requiring more substantive disciplinary action…

Texas Republican Briscoe Cain blindsides fellow lawmakers in push for House version of new voting restrictions

Texas Republican Briscoe Cain blindsides fellow lawmakers in push for House version of new voting restrictions …

Texas lawmakers consider bill that would prevent schools and workplaces from discriminatory bans on dreadlocks, other hairstyles

Texas lawmakers consider bill that would prevent schools and workplaces from discriminatory bans on dreadlocks, other…

Freshman GOP Texas congressman made a personal pitch to Joe Biden: Let me help with criminal justice reform

Freshman GOP Texas congressman made a personal pitch to Joe Biden: Let me help with criminal…

How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home

How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home Photo illustration of a carbon monoxide…

Texas enabled the worst carbon monoxide poisoning catastrophe in recent U.S. history

Texas enabled the worst carbon monoxide poisoning catastrophe in recent U.S. history Your browser doesn’t…

Texas' medical cannabis program could expand under bill preliminarily OK'd by House

Texas’ medical cannabis program could expand under bill preliminarily OK’d by House Michael Rubin, Director…

Texas lawmakers send Greg Abbott a bill that would allow Texans to purchase alcohol to go from restaurants

Texas lawmakers send Greg Abbott a bill that would allow Texans to purchase alcohol to go…

Wind power a smaller contributor to Texas electricity crisis than initially estimated, ERCOT analysis shows

Wind power a smaller contributor to Texas electricity crisis than initially estimated, ERCOT analysis shows …

Texas releases $11 billion of $18 billion in federal stimulus money for public schools

Texas releases billion of billion in federal stimulus money for public schools State lawmakers announced…

Donald Trump makes late push for Susan Wright in special election to fill her late husband's U.S. House seat

Donald Trump makes late push for Susan Wright in special election to fill her late husband’s…

Texas Senate gives initial approval to overhaul of pension plans for new state employees

Texas Senate gives initial approval to overhaul of pension plans for new state employees The…

Texas lawmakers hope to exclude places of worship from emergency closures after COVID-19 pandemic shuttered doors

Texas lawmakers hope to exclude places of worship from emergency closures after COVID-19 pandemic shuttered doors …

Lubbock voters will decide Saturday if the West Texas city will become the largest “sanctuary city for the unborn”

Lubbock voters will decide Saturday if the West Texas city will become the largest “sanctuary city…

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll sign bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns, believes Senate is “making progress”

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll sign bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns, believes Senate is “making…

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a vocal critic of Trump's immigration policies, tapped by Biden to lead ICE

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a vocal critic of Trump’s immigration policies, tapped by Biden to…

Gender-affirming medical treatment for transgender kids would be considered child abuse under Texas Senate bill

Gender-affirming medical treatment for transgender kids would be considered child abuse under Texas Senate bill …

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller alleges aid to farmers of color discriminates against white farmers in suit against Biden administration

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller alleges aid to farmers of color discriminates against white farmers in…

ERCOT names new, temporary leader two months after deadly winter storm

ERCOT names new, temporary leader two months after deadly winter storm Reliability coordinators monitored the…

Internet is “not a privilege; it’s a right”: Rural Texas students struggle without broadband access

Internet is “not a privilege; it’s a right”: Rural Texas students struggle without broadband access …

Point of Order: Mind the gap

Point of Order: Mind the gap Evan Smith is CEO of The Texas Tribune. (Audio…