TribCast: What high early voting turnout means for Texas

TribCast: What high early voting turnout means for Texas Early voters cast their ballots at…

Texans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz vote to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full senate

Texans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz vote to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to…

Why Asian American voters in Texas may hold outsized importance in key races this year

Why Asian American voters in Texas may hold outsized importance in key races this year …

National Democrats are increasingly assertive about their chances in Texas this election — and they’re spending accordingly

National Democrats are increasingly assertive about their chances in Texas this election — and they’re spending…

John Cornyn confronts late spending spree by MJ Hegar, Democratic allies in reelection campaign

John Cornyn confronts late spending spree by MJ Hegar, Democratic allies in reelection campaign U.S.…

Families of some special education students in Texas may be eligible for $1,500 in aid to offset pandemic challenges

Families of some special education students in Texas may be eligible for ,500 in aid to…

The parents of 545 children separated at the border still haven’t been found

The parents of 545 children separated at the border still haven’t been found About two-thirds…

University of Texas Longhorn band won't play "The Eyes of Texas" this weekend after some members say they're unwilling

University of Texas Longhorn band won’t play “The Eyes of Texas” this weekend after some members…

For many Texas kids, trick-or-treating is canceled because of the pandemic. These parents have other plans.

For many Texas kids, trick-or-treating is canceled because of the pandemic. These parents have other plans. …

In Texas House fight, Democrats bet big on health care, while Republicans emphasize police support

In Texas House fight, Democrats bet big on health care, while Republicans emphasize police support …

Some Texas school districts are requiring in-person instruction again, leaving parents scrambling for options

Some Texas school districts are requiring in-person instruction again, leaving parents scrambling for options Kasey…

“They are hurting them”: Advocacy groups ask feds to investigate sexual assaults, gang violence in Texas youth lockups

“They are hurting them”: Advocacy groups ask feds to investigate sexual assaults, gang violence in Texas…

Analysis: The second election can be harder than the first one

Analysis: The second election can be harder than the first one Voting signs at the…

Top aide in Texas attorney general's office terminated after accusing Ken Paxton of bribery

Top aide in Texas attorney general’s office terminated after accusing Ken Paxton of bribery Lacey…

Defending himself against criminal allegations, Ken Paxton gave his first interview to a website identified as part of a pay-for-play network

Defending himself against criminal allegations, Ken Paxton gave his first interview to a website identified as…

Texas joins Trump administration's lawsuit against Google, arguing the tech company has a monopoly

Texas joins Trump administration’s lawsuit against Google, arguing the tech company has a monopoly A…

National Democratic super PAC says it will double its spending to $12 million in battle for the Texas House

National Democratic super PAC says it will double its spending to million in battle for the…

Texas schools tell teachers with medical risks they must return to classrooms during the pandemic

Texas schools tell teachers with medical risks they must return to classrooms during the pandemic …

Texas is on the cusp of another COVID-19 surge. Is the state better prepared to handle it?

Texas is on the cusp of another COVID-19 surge. Is the state better prepared to handle…

Health officials predict most Texans won't have access to COVID-19 vaccine until July at the earliest

Health officials predict most Texans won’t have access to COVID-19 vaccine until July at the earliest …

Texas can reject mail-in ballots over mismatched signatures without giving voters a chance to appeal, court rules

Texas can reject mail-in ballots over mismatched signatures without giving voters a chance to appeal, court…

U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases on border wall funding, "remain in Mexico" policy

U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases on border wall funding, “remain in Mexico” policy The…

The census doesn’t count Arab Americans. That leaves some Texans feeling invisible.

The census doesn’t count Arab Americans. That leaves some Texans feeling invisible. Janet Abou-Elias, vice…

Gov. Greg Abbott spends millions to help down-ballot Republicans in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott spends millions to help down-ballot Republicans in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s political…

Analysis: It's harder to vote in Texas than in any other state

Analysis: It’s harder to vote in Texas than in any other state A voter cast…

Texas counties temporarily blocked from offering multiple mail-in ballot drop-off locations

Texas counties temporarily blocked from offering multiple mail-in ballot drop-off locations As the Nov. 3…

Special election runoff between Shelley Luther and state Rep. Drew Springer set for Dec. 19

Special election runoff between Shelley Luther and state Rep. Drew Springer set for Dec. 19 …

Wolfe City police officer antagonized people in small Texas town prior to shooting of Jonathan Price, residents say

Wolfe City police officer antagonized people in small Texas town prior to shooting of Jonathan Price,…

President Trump can’t use $3.6 billion in military funds for border wall construction, federal court rules

President Trump can’t use .6 billion in military funds for border wall construction, federal court rules …

State GOP Chair Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller join anti-Greg Abbott protest outside Governor's Mansion

State GOP Chair Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller join anti-Greg Abbott protest outside Governor’s Mansion …

For this COVID-19 “long-hauler,” symptoms have persisted for months: “I’m uncomfortable literally all day long”

For this COVID-19 “long-hauler,” symptoms have persisted for months: “I’m uncomfortable literally all day long” …

State Sen. Royce West won't vote for fellow Democrat MJ Hegar, accuses her of having "a problem all along with Black folks"

State Sen. Royce West won’t vote for fellow Democrat MJ Hegar, accuses her of having “a…

Texas counties can have multiple absentee ballot drop-off locations, federal judge says, blocking Gov. Greg Abbott's order

Texas counties can have multiple absentee ballot drop-off locations, federal judge says, blocking Gov. Greg Abbott’s…

Texas’ John Cornyn and MJ Hegar argue over coronavirus response, policing and the Supreme Court in U.S. Senate debate

Texas’ John Cornyn and MJ Hegar argue over coronavirus response, policing and the Supreme Court in…

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hired an inexperienced lawyer to investigate claims by his political donor

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hired an inexperienced lawyer to investigate claims by his political donor …

As El Paso sees record-high coronavirus infections, leaders say residents aren’t taking pandemic seriously enough

As El Paso sees record-high coronavirus infections, leaders say residents aren’t taking pandemic seriously enough …

Monica Roberts, a pioneering transgender activist and journalist from Houston, dies at 58

Monica Roberts, a pioneering transgender activist and journalist from Houston, dies at 58 News of…

As fears of election-related unrest rise, here's what you need to know about poll watchers in Texas

As fears of election-related unrest rise, here’s what you need to know about poll watchers in…

John Cornyn leads MJ Hegar by 8 points in U.S. Senate race, UT/TT Poll finds

John Cornyn leads MJ Hegar by 8 points in U.S. Senate race, UT/TT Poll finds …

Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by 5 points in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds

Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by 5 points in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds President Donald…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's ratings fell during the pandemic, UT/TT Poll finds

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ratings fell during the pandemic, UT/TT Poll finds Gov. Greg Abbott…

Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas counties can allow bars to reopen. Only 1 of the state's 10 biggest counties has said it will.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas counties can allow bars to reopen. Only 1 of the state’s…

“We can’t do it alone”: Texans say federal leaders’ inaction on a new coronavirus aid package is endangering their livelihoods

“We can’t do it alone”: Texans say federal leaders’ inaction on a new coronavirus aid package…

In new email, senior aides say Ken Paxton used power of his office to benefit political donor Nate Paul

In new email, senior aides say Ken Paxton used power of his office to benefit political…

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says he’s “not really happy” with the way Ken Paxton has run the Texas attorney general’s office

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says he’s “not really happy” with the way Ken Paxton has run…

Carrollton mayoral candidate arrested on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining mail-in ballots

Carrollton mayoral candidate arrested on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining mail-in ballots A candidate for mayor…

How down-ballot candidates could help Democrats flip Texas

How down-ballot candidates could help Democrats flip Texas The battle for the state’s 38 electoral…

Wi-Fi buses were a quick solution for student internet access, but as schools reopen they need their buses back

Wi-Fi buses were a quick solution for student internet access, but as schools reopen they need…

How Texas has made it easier and harder for people to vote in the pandemic

How Texas has made it easier and harder for people to vote in the pandemic …

Appeals court says census count must continue through the end of the month

Appeals court says census count must continue through the end of the month The government…

Fundraising in Texas House races signals a wildly competitive contest for control of the chamber

Fundraising in Texas House races signals a wildly competitive contest for control of the chamber …

TribCast: Voting issues in Texas and Ken Paxton's troubles

TribCast: Voting issues in Texas and Ken Paxton’s troubles Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. (Audio…

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton releases new documents shedding light on criminal allegations

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton releases new documents shedding light on criminal allegations Texas Attorney…

Gov. Greg Abbott says bars can reopen next week at 50% capacity if counties opt in

Gov. Greg Abbott says bars can reopen next week at 50% capacity if counties opt in …

Federal appeals court says Texas doesn’t have to give geriatric inmates hand sanitizer for now

Federal appeals court says Texas doesn’t have to give geriatric inmates hand sanitizer for now …

Harris County can't send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters, Texas Supreme Court rules

Harris County can’t send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters, Texas Supreme Court rules …

Essential workers and vulnerable Texans will be first in line for a coronavirus vaccine, state says

Essential workers and vulnerable Texans will be first in line for a coronavirus vaccine, state says …

Early voting can start Oct. 13 as scheduled, Texas Supreme Court rules

Early voting can start Oct. 13 as scheduled, Texas Supreme Court rules Voters waited outside…

How police reform and racial justice are influencing a competitive congressional election in one Houston-area district

How police reform and racial justice are influencing a competitive congressional election in one Houston-area district …

Who is Nate Paul, the real estate investor linked to abuse-of-office allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton?

Who is Nate Paul, the real estate investor linked to abuse-of-office allegations against Texas Attorney General…

Texas politicians fueled criticism of “Cuties." Now, Netflix is facing criminal charges in a small East Texas county.

Texas politicians fueled criticism of “Cuties.” Now, Netflix is facing criminal charges in a small East…

Texas tenants are still struggling to stop evictions a month after federal moratorium was announced

Texas tenants are still struggling to stop evictions a month after federal moratorium was announced …

Donald Trump says stimulus relief negotiations over until after election

Donald Trump says stimulus relief negotiations over until after election A day after his release…

Democratic leaders in Congress urge Gov. Greg Abbott to lift limit on mail-in ballot drop-off locations

Democratic leaders in Congress urge Gov. Greg Abbott to lift limit on mail-in ballot drop-off locations …

Analysis: Ken Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general

Analysis: Ken Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general Ken Paxton receives applause…

Biden campaign to spend $6 million on Texas campaign ads, more than any Democratic presidential nominee in decades

Biden campaign to spend million on Texas campaign ads, more than any Democratic presidential nominee in…

The Texas Legislature meets in less than 100 days. Nobody knows how the session will look.

The Texas Legislature meets in less than 100 days. Nobody knows how the session will look. …

Texas police officer arrested on suspicion of murder in fatal shooting of Jonathan Price

Texas police officer arrested on suspicion of murder in fatal shooting of Jonathan Price Jonathan…

Gov. Greg Abbott has closed Texas bars twice since the pandemic began. Now he’s hinting at opening them again.

Gov. Greg Abbott has closed Texas bars twice since the pandemic began. Now he’s hinting at…

As Ken Paxton faces criminal allegations, an agency at war with itself must carry on the state’s business

As Ken Paxton faces criminal allegations, an agency at war with itself must carry on the…

Who is Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general accused of bribery and abuse of office?

Who is Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general accused of bribery and abuse of office? …

President Donald Trump leaves hospital after being treated for — and downplaying — COVID-19

President Donald Trump leaves hospital after being treated for — and downplaying — COVID-19 The…

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s former top aide, calls for Paxton's resignation

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s former top aide, calls for Paxton’s resignation …

Texas House Democratic group set a fundraising record in the first six months of 2020. It doubled that total in three months.

Texas House Democratic group set a fundraising record in the first six months of 2020. It…

Texas colleges offer free coronavirus tests. Why aren't more students getting tested?

Texas colleges offer free coronavirus tests. Why aren’t more students getting tested? A COVID-19 testing…

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s latest retreat comes at the expense of Texas voters

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s latest retreat comes at the expense of Texas voters A drop-off location…

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s top aides want him investigated for bribery and other alleged crimes

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s top aides want him investigated for bribery and other alleged crimes …

Doctors and White House send mixed signals on President Trump's health

Doctors and White House send mixed signals on President Trump’s health President Donald Trump waves…

The U.S. census will continue through October, paving the way for more Texans to be counted

The U.S. census will continue through October, paving the way for more Texans to be counted …

Four Texas Republicans vote against U.S. House resolution condemning QAnon

Four Texas Republicans vote against U.S. House resolution condemning QAnon The U.S. Capitol in Washington,…

Donald Trump Jr. event in Texas postponed after president tests positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr. event in Texas postponed after president tests positive for coronavirus Among President…

Voters, voting rights groups sue Gov. Greg Abbott over order to close ballot drop-off locations

Voters, voting rights groups sue Gov. Greg Abbott over order to close ballot drop-off locations …

Watch Tony Gonzales, Gina Ortiz Jones debate as they vie to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Watch Tony Gonzales, Gina Ortiz Jones debate as they vie to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd …

After a summer of unrest, Texas police are preparing for possible election night protests

After a summer of unrest, Texas police are preparing for possible election night protests During…

Analysis: The confounding commotion around voting in Texas

Analysis: The confounding commotion around voting in Texas Voting starts — probably — in less…

President Donald Trump says he and first lady have tested positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump says he and first lady have tested positive for coronavirus President Donald…

Texas ACLU criticizes the extensive law enforcement presence at George Floyd’s burial

Texas ACLU criticizes the extensive law enforcement presence at George Floyd’s burial A man raises…

With Texas schools struggling to find lost students, state offers temporary financial reprieve

With Texas schools struggling to find lost students, state offers temporary financial reprieve Chairs are…

Gov. Greg Abbott orders counties to reduce ballot dropoff locations, bolstering GOP efforts to limit absentee voting options

Gov. Greg Abbott orders counties to reduce ballot dropoff locations, bolstering GOP efforts to limit absentee…

Texas leaders hope rapid testing will restore normalcy in the pandemic. Health experts caution the tests have limitations.

Texas leaders hope rapid testing will restore normalcy in the pandemic. Health experts caution the tests…

Texas updates coronavirus case totals in schools, but the data remains limited and murky

Texas updates coronavirus case totals in schools, but the data remains limited and murky Teachers…

September sales tax revenue in Texas down 6.1% from a year ago

September sales tax revenue in Texas down 6.1% from a year ago State sales tax…

Trump administration to cut refugee admissions to record low.

Trump administration to cut refugee admissions to record low. A group of migrants pass time…

T-Squared: The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival is in the books. It was one for the ages

T-Squared: The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival is in the books. It was one for the ages …

Medical schools, hospitals and plenty of coronavirus: How Texas became a leading COVID-19 research hub

Medical schools, hospitals and plenty of coronavirus: How Texas became a leading COVID-19 research hub …

Journalist Bob Woodward says pandemic, economy will decide 2020 election

Journalist Bob Woodward says pandemic, economy will decide 2020 election Journalist Bob Woodward spoke about…

No straight-ticket voting for Texas' 2020 election, federal appeals court says

No straight-ticket voting for Texas’ 2020 election, federal appeals court says Democratic groups, as well…

MJ Hegar raises $13.5 million in third quarter, a huge improvement over past hauls

MJ Hegar raises .5 million in third quarter, a huge improvement over past hauls Democratic…

Analysis: Unlike the 2018 election in Texas, 2020’s top races won’t set spending records

Analysis: Unlike the 2018 election in Texas, 2020’s top races won’t set spending records U.S.…

Republicans Shelley Luther, Drew Springer head to runoff in special election to replace state Sen. Pat Fallon

Republicans Shelley Luther, Drew Springer head to runoff in special election to replace state Sen. Pat…

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans should trust credibility of COVID-19 vaccine process

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans should trust credibility of COVID-19 vaccine process Dr. Anthony Fauci…

Federal court orders Texas prison system to provide hand sanitizer for some geriatric inmates during pandemic

Federal court orders Texas prison system to provide hand sanitizer for some geriatric inmates during pandemic …

Sam Houston State, Texas State University System to hire contact tracers as experts warn of a fall COVID-19 surge

Sam Houston State, Texas State University System to hire contact tracers as experts warn of a…

State GOP Chair Allen West calls on Donald Trump to visit Texas before Election Day

State GOP Chair Allen West calls on Donald Trump to visit Texas before Election Day …

As Texas reopens, border leaders say restrictions at international bridges should be lifted

As Texas reopens, border leaders say restrictions at international bridges should be lifted The Paso…

Watch H.R. McMaster discuss the pandemic and foreign policy challenges at 10 a.m. at The Texas Tribune Festival

Watch H.R. McMaster discuss the pandemic and foreign policy challenges at 10 a.m. at The Texas…

Veteran, war hero, defendant, troll: Man who raised millions for border wall uses social media to attack his detractors

Veteran, war hero, defendant, troll: Man who raised millions for border wall uses social media to…

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks ruling that reinstated straight-ticket voting in Texas

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks ruling that reinstated straight-ticket voting in Texas A voter in…

Williamson County sheriff charged with felony evidence tampering in Javier Ambler case

Williamson County sheriff charged with felony evidence tampering in Javier Ambler case Williamson County Sheriff…

Houston Republicans sue to limit in-person and absentee voting options in Harris County

Houston Republicans sue to limit in-person and absentee voting options in Harris County Access to…

Analysis: Keep calm and vote on

Analysis: Keep calm and vote on From left: Catherine Harvey, Connie Ford and Jean Anthony…

Out of savings and without enough money for food, this North Texas woman is running out of options

Out of savings and without enough money for food, this North Texas woman is running out…

Texas woman says she was fired by Whataburger for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask

Texas woman says she was fired by Whataburger for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask …

Federal judge blocks Texas’ elimination of straight-ticket voting

Federal judge blocks Texas’ elimination of straight-ticket voting The Texas Legislature eliminated straight-ticket voting in…

Donald Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court, reports say

Donald Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court, reports say Judge Amy…

Texas will spend $171 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help renters avoid evictions

Texas will spend 1 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help renters avoid evictions An apartment…

After Ginsburg’s death, high stakes for Texas’ legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act

After Ginsburg’s death, high stakes for Texas’ legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act The…

Race for Texas House majority has kept the contest for speaker quiet

Race for Texas House majority has kept the contest for speaker quiet The State Capitol.…

How a local Texas politician helped a serial entrepreneur use COVID-19 to boost his business

How a local Texas politician helped a serial entrepreneur use COVID-19 to boost his business …

Federal judge blocks Trump administration from stopping census count next week

Federal judge blocks Trump administration from stopping census count next week A federal judge in…