U.S. House passes $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package, but minimum wage hike isn’t likely to survive

U.S. House passes .9 trillion coronavirus aid package, but minimum wage hike isn’t likely to survive …

Rural Texas communities face long recoveries and stretched budgets without federal aid

Rural Texas communities face long recoveries and stretched budgets without federal aid Over half of…

Texas workers struggle to pay for groceries and rent after losing wages during winter storm

Texas workers struggle to pay for groceries and rent after losing wages during winter storm …

Griddy customers moved to other electricity providers after ERCOT boots it from Texas market

Griddy customers moved to other electricity providers after ERCOT boots it from Texas market McKinney…

Two years after "remain in Mexico" policy began, migrants allowed to pursue their asylum claims in the U.S.

Two years after “remain in Mexico” policy began, migrants allowed to pursue their asylum claims in…

In first visit, President Joe Biden commits to being "true partners" with Texas through storm recovery, vaccination effort

In first visit, President Joe Biden commits to being “true partners” with Texas through storm recovery,…

Another ERCOT board member resigns as lawmakers criticize power grid operator for massive electricity outages

Another ERCOT board member resigns as lawmakers criticize power grid operator for massive electricity outages …

Texas schools still tallying storm costs, and some won't reopen soon

Texas schools still tallying storm costs, and some won’t reopen soon Cots and bags with…

Texas judge rules federal eviction moratorium unconstitutional. Lawyers and advocates disagree on what that means for tenants.

Texas judge rules federal eviction moratorium unconstitutional. Lawyers and advocates disagree on what that means for…

Sen. Ted Cruz declares Trumpism among Republicans "ain't goin' anywhere" at Florida conference

Sen. Ted Cruz declares Trumpism among Republicans “ain’t goin’ anywhere” at Florida conference U.S. Sen.…

Should Donald Trump be allowed to hold office again? Texas voters are split.

Should Donald Trump be allowed to hold office again? Texas voters are split. The University…

Voters think Texas election results are accurate — but many question U.S. results, poll finds

Voters think Texas election results are accurate — but many question U.S. results, poll finds …

Texas voters like Biden’s COVID-19 response better than his overall performance, UT/TT Poll finds

Texas voters like Biden’s COVID-19 response better than his overall performance, UT/TT Poll finds The…

Watch live: Texas House and Senate holding hearings about last week's winter storm

Watch live: Texas House and Senate holding hearings about last week’s winter storm The House…

Plumber shortage and supply chain issues are delaying storm recovery efforts in Texas

Plumber shortage and supply chain issues are delaying storm recovery efforts in Texas Zachary Shockency,…

Many rural Texas counties currently left out of federal disaster aid eligibility for winter storm

Many rural Texas counties currently left out of federal disaster aid eligibility for winter storm …

How Texas’ power grid works

How Texas’ power grid works Who is in charge of the state power grid? And…

UT-Austin won't require SAT or ACT scores for 2022 applications due to COVID-19

UT-Austin won’t require SAT or ACT scores for 2022 applications due to COVID-19 The flagship…

Texas National Guard deployed to get COVID-19 vaccines to older Texans who are homebound

Texas National Guard deployed to get COVID-19 vaccines to older Texans who are homebound Soldiers…

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming “pretty soon”

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming “pretty…

Texas’ oldest Black university was built on a former plantation. Its students still fight a legacy of voter suppression.

Texas’ oldest Black university was built on a former plantation. Its students still fight a legacy…

Watch live: Texas House and Senate to hold hearings at 9 a.m. Central on Thursday about last week's winter storm

Watch live: Texas House and Senate to hold hearings at 9 a.m. Central on Thursday about…

Winter storm could cost Texas more money than any disaster in state history

Winter storm could cost Texas more money than any disaster in state history As of…

Race to replace late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright already crowded — with more candidates likely

Race to replace late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright already crowded — with more candidates likely …

Over a million Texans are still without drinking water. Smaller communities and apartments are facing the biggest challenges.

Over a million Texans are still without drinking water. Smaller communities and apartments are facing the…

Texas utility regulator to investigate indexed retail electric providers following massive electric bills

Texas utility regulator to investigate indexed retail electric providers following massive electric bills A car…

“Please support us”: Texas’ citrus and dairy farmers urge patience as they rebuild after the winter storm

“Please support us”: Texas’ citrus and dairy farmers urge patience as they rebuild after the winter…

Resigning ERCOT board members acknowledge "pain and suffering" from extreme power grid strain that caused outages for millions of Texans

Resigning ERCOT board members acknowledge “pain and suffering” from extreme power grid strain that caused outages…

TribCast: What's next for Texas after last week's winter storm?

TribCast: What’s next for Texas after last week’s winter storm? An aerial view of Interstate…

Texas plants released nearly as much pollution during winter storm as during Hurricane Laura

Texas plants released nearly as much pollution during winter storm as during Hurricane Laura Refinery…

George W. Bush joins The Texas Tribune and SXSW for a conversation in March

George W. Bush joins The Texas Tribune and SXSW for a conversation in March Former…

Federal judge indefinitely blocks enforcement of Biden administration’s 100-day deportation freeze

Federal judge indefinitely blocks enforcement of Biden administration’s 100-day deportation freeze Immigrant women held their…

We’ve updated our Texas Public Schools Explorer with 2019-20 data

We’ve updated our Texas Public Schools Explorer with 2019-20 data Credit: Shelby Tauber for The…

Analysis: Winter storm response should focus on public safety, not dollars

Analysis: Winter storm response should focus on public safety, not dollars Last week’s winter storm…

Watch live results here for Tuesday night's special election to replace Drew Springer in the Texas House

Watch live results here for Tuesday night’s special election to replace Drew Springer in the Texas…

Gov. Greg Abbott sets May 1 special election to fill seat of late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright

Gov. Greg Abbott sets May 1 special election to fill seat of late U.S. Rep. Ron…

ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas are resigning in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm

ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas are resigning in the aftermath of the power…

Dan Patrick announces 2021 priorities focused on pandemic, power grid and socially conservative issues

Dan Patrick announces 2021 priorities focused on pandemic, power grid and socially conservative issues For…

Texas’ COVID-19 vaccinations begin to rebound after plunging during last week’s winter storm

Texas’ COVID-19 vaccinations begin to rebound after plunging during last week’s winter storm Dave DeJohn,…

Texas woman who received $9,300 electricity bill files class-action lawsuit against wholesale electricity provider Griddy

Texas woman who received ,300 electricity bill files class-action lawsuit against wholesale electricity provider Griddy …

President Joe Biden to visit Houston on Friday after winter storm

President Joe Biden to visit Houston on Friday after winter storm President Joe Biden and…

Point of Order: The outage and the outrage

Point of Order: The outage and the outrage Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune.…

When the winter storm hit, Texans raised millions of dollars — for each other

When the winter storm hit, Texans raised millions of dollars — for each other People…

At least six people experiencing homelessness died during the winter storm. That number could rise.

At least six people experiencing homelessness died during the winter storm. That number could rise. …

“Power companies get exactly what they want”: How Texas repeatedly failed to protect its power grid against extreme weather

“Power companies get exactly what they want”: How Texas repeatedly failed to protect its power grid…

Here's how Texans can apply for federal help to recover from the devastating winter storm

Here’s how Texans can apply for federal help to recover from the devastating winter storm …

$34 million, private planes, cars and housing allowances: Here’s how much UT-Austin is paying football coach Steve Sarkisian

million, private planes, cars and housing allowances: Here’s how much UT-Austin is paying football coach Steve…

A family is suing Texas’ power grid operator after their son died from suspected hypothermia. But ERCOT may be shielded from lawsuits.

A family is suing Texas’ power grid operator after their son died from suspected hypothermia. But…

Susan Wright, GOP activist and wife of late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, moving toward campaign to replace him

Susan Wright, GOP activist and wife of late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, moving toward campaign to…

Analysis: Texas failed in a storm, again. Will we be ready next time?

Analysis: Texas failed in a storm, again. Will we be ready next time? Gov. Greg…

Gov. Greg Abbott says power is almost fully restored statewide and grocery stores will soon be restocked

Gov. Greg Abbott says power is almost fully restored statewide and grocery stores will soon be…

Gov. Greg Abbott says state leaders are moving to alleviate massive energy bills following winter storm

Gov. Greg Abbott says state leaders are moving to alleviate massive energy bills following winter storm …

“One thing after another”: Rural Texans faced the same storm — with unique hardships

“One thing after another”: Rural Texans faced the same storm — with unique hardships Marfa…

Coronavirus vaccine deliveries to Texas pick up after winter storm

Coronavirus vaccine deliveries to Texas pick up after winter storm The drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site…

“We are resilient people”: Texans share how they weathered the winter storm

“We are resilient people”: Texans share how they weathered the winter storm An eastbound view…

Gov. Greg Abbott wants power companies to “winterize.” Texas’ track record won’t make that easy.

Gov. Greg Abbott wants power companies to “winterize.” Texas’ track record won’t make that easy. …

Live updates: Texans confront outages, frustrations and costs as feds issue disaster declaration

Live updates: Texans confront outages, frustrations and costs as feds issue disaster declaration Volunteers distribute…

Texans now face a water crisis after enduring days without power

Texans now face a water crisis after enduring days without power Jacob Duran prepares wood…

President Joe Biden says he'll visit Texas soon and sign a major disaster order after a winter storm hammered the state

President Joe Biden says he’ll visit Texas soon and sign a major disaster order after a…

Here’s what you need to know if you don’t have access to clean water or are concerned about burst pipes

Here’s what you need to know if you don’t have access to clean water or are…

Busted pipes, water damage, hotel bills: As power flickers on, costs loom for storm-weary Texans

Busted pipes, water damage, hotel bills: As power flickers on, costs loom for storm-weary Texans …

Already hit hard by pandemic, Black and Hispanic communities suffer the blows of an unforgiving winter storm

Already hit hard by pandemic, Black and Hispanic communities suffer the blows of an unforgiving winter…

Texas power outages: Grid operators say forced outages no longer necessary and tell customers to continue to conserve energy

Texas power outages: Grid operators say forced outages no longer necessary and tell customers to continue…

Analysis: A winter storm leaves Texas with a black eye

Analysis: A winter storm leaves Texas with a black eye From left: Martin Xoxa, Chelsea…

Dwindling food, flooded halls, unflushable toilets: Texas’ university dorms descend into chaos during winter storm

Dwindling food, flooded halls, unflushable toilets: Texas’ university dorms descend into chaos during winter storm …

“An emergency on top of a pandemic”: Texas hospital workers scramble as winter storm hampered operations

“An emergency on top of a pandemic”: Texas hospital workers scramble as winter storm hampered operations …

Texas jails and prisons see brutal cold and overfilled toilets in winter storm

Texas jails and prisons see brutal cold and overfilled toilets in winter storm Texas jails…

You can now text with The Texas Tribune for breaking news, power updates and more

You can now text with The Texas Tribune for breaking news, power updates and more …

You might have heard that Texas has its own power grid. Did you know not all parts of the state use it?

You might have heard that Texas has its own power grid. Did you know not all…

Thousands of Texans depend on dialysis treatments. Extended power outages put their lives at risk.

Thousands of Texans depend on dialysis treatments. Extended power outages put their lives at risk. …

Texas’ power grid is stabilizing, but more than 300,000 remain without electricity

Texas’ power grid is stabilizing, but more than 300,000 remain without electricity Jacob Duran warms…

Texas was "seconds and minutes" away from catastrophic monthslong blackouts, officials say

Texas was “seconds and minutes” away from catastrophic monthslong blackouts, officials say Electric power lines…

Ted Cruz cites “wanting to be a good dad” for traveling to Cancún during Texas power outages

Ted Cruz cites “wanting to be a good dad” for traveling to Cancún during Texas power…

Texas power outages: Progress being made on restoring electricity as water problems mount

Texas power outages: Progress being made on restoring electricity as water problems mount The Austin…

Hospitals in Austin are running out of water, forcing some to transfer patients

Hospitals in Austin are running out of water, forcing some to transfer patients St. David’s…

Texas leaders failed to heed warnings that left the state's power grid vulnerable to winter extremes, experts say

Texas leaders failed to heed warnings that left the state’s power grid vulnerable to winter extremes,…

Texans running out of food as weather crisis disrupts supply chain

Texans running out of food as weather crisis disrupts supply chain A Fiesta grocery store…

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republicans blamed green energy for Texas’ power woes. But the state runs on fossil fuels.

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republicans blamed green energy for Texas’ power woes. But the state…

“Please help us, please”: More than 100 older and disabled Texans were stranded without power in Austin high-rise

“Please help us, please”: More than 100 older and disabled Texans were stranded without power in…

Watch live: Gov. Greg Abbott to provide a 3 p.m. Central update on winter storm response

Watch live: Gov. Greg Abbott to provide a 3 p.m. Central update on winter storm response …

Texas power outages: Nearly 3 million households without electricity; Houston issues boil-water notice

Texas power outages: Nearly 3 million households without electricity; Houston issues boil-water notice A temporary…

Analysis: Working political angles instead of solving problems

Analysis: Working political angles instead of solving problems Snow at the Texas Capitol in Austin…

“We’re in it alone”: Power outages leave millions of Texans desperate for heat and safety

“We’re in it alone”: Power outages leave millions of Texans desperate for heat and safety …

With more dangerous weather approaching, Texans say officials didn’t warn them about going days without power

With more dangerous weather approaching, Texans say officials didn’t warn them about going days without power …

No, frozen wind turbines aren't the main culprit for Texas' power outages

No, frozen wind turbines aren’t the main culprit for Texas’ power outages An official with…

Freezing temperatures are dangerous for homeless people. Shelters are urging Texans to come in off the streets.

Freezing temperatures are dangerous for homeless people. Shelters are urging Texans to come in off the…

Texas largely relies on natural gas for power. It wasn’t ready for the extreme cold.

Texas largely relies on natural gas for power. It wasn’t ready for the extreme cold. …

Top Texas lawmakers call for investigation and action on state's energy grid operator

Top Texas lawmakers call for investigation and action on state’s energy grid operator A utility…

Winter storm in Texas: At least 10 deaths linked to statewide disaster

Winter storm in Texas: At least 10 deaths linked to statewide disaster Vehicles attempted to…

Point of Order: The Disconnect

Point of Order: The Disconnect Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune. (Audio unavailable. Click…

Photos: Texans face an ice storm that's left millions of people without power

Photos: Texans face an ice storm that’s left millions of people without power An eastbound…

2 million Texas households without power as massive winter storm drives demand for electricity

2 million Texas households without power as massive winter storm drives demand for electricity Interstate…

Democratic lawmakers hope to enact statewide nondiscrimination law and ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ Texans

Democratic lawmakers hope to enact statewide nondiscrimination law and ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ Texans …

Analysis: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defending his reputation on two fronts

Analysis: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defending his reputation on two fronts Then-state Sen. Ken…

Texas' grid operator warns rolling blackouts are possible as winter storm escalates demand for electricity

Texas’ grid operator warns rolling blackouts are possible as winter storm escalates demand for electricity …

Cornyn, Cruz join GOP colleagues in successful acquittal of Trump

Cornyn, Cruz join GOP colleagues in successful acquittal of Trump The U.S. Capitol Building on…

TribCast: Ken Paxton's legal woes continue

TribCast: Ken Paxton’s legal woes continue The Texas Tribune Tribcast for Feb. 12, 2021. Credit:…

Massive winter storm prompts disaster declaration and could stress Texas' electricity grid

Massive winter storm prompts disaster declaration and could stress Texas’ electricity grid Wintry weather in…

Latest census delay will push Texas' redrawing of political maps into the fall

Latest census delay will push Texas’ redrawing of political maps into the fall A 2020…

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley retiring months after council members called for his removal

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley retiring months after council members called for his removal Austin…

Many Texas students can skip STAAR tests this year, but high schoolers might have to show up to graduate

Many Texas students can skip STAAR tests this year, but high schoolers might have to show…

Migrants in “remain in Mexico” program will soon be allowed to enter the United States, federal agency says

Migrants in “remain in Mexico” program will soon be allowed to enter the United States, federal…

Texas launches multimillion dollar campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy

Texas launches multimillion dollar campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy People waited for hours to receive…

“Crisis upon crisis”: Industrial pollutants leave San Angelo residents without water as winter storm bears down

“Crisis upon crisis”: Industrial pollutants leave San Angelo residents without water as winter storm bears down …

Analysis: A Star-Spangled culture war in Texas

  Analysis: A Star-Spangled culture war in Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gaveled in the Senate…

Texans factor heavily in Democrats' impeachment case against Donald Trump

Texans factor heavily in Democrats’ impeachment case against Donald Trump There were Texans among the…

GOP leaders have expressed skepticism about expanding gambling in Texas. But supporters see hope in the long run.

GOP leaders have expressed skepticism about expanding gambling in Texas. But supporters see hope in the…

Former top aides say Attorney General Ken Paxton received assistance with home remodel, job for alleged girlfriend in return for helping political donor

Former top aides say Attorney General Ken Paxton received assistance with home remodel, job for alleged…

Join The Texas Tribune for an interview with state Rep. Harold Dutton, chair of the House Public Education Committee

Join The Texas Tribune for an interview with state Rep. Harold Dutton, chair of the House…

Gov. Greg Abbott plans to relax business restrictions soon if COVID-19 numbers continue to drop from record highs

Gov. Greg Abbott plans to relax business restrictions soon if COVID-19 numbers continue to drop from…

Gov. Greg Abbott prioritized changing how bail is set. He isn’t addressing people stuck behind bars because they can’t afford to pay.

Gov. Greg Abbott prioritized changing how bail is set. He isn’t addressing people stuck behind bars…

Texas House Democrats launch climate, environment caucus with one goal: Talk about climate change in the Legislature

Texas House Democrats launch climate, environment caucus with one goal: Talk about climate change in the…

Texas lawmakers threaten to target Dallas Mavericks’ subsidies over removal of national anthem

Texas lawmakers threaten to target Dallas Mavericks’ subsidies over removal of national anthem Mark Cuban,…

Three FEMA-run vaccination sites aimed at underserved Texans to open later this month, Abbott says

Three FEMA-run vaccination sites aimed at underserved Texans to open later this month, Abbott says …

National Republicans say they'll target five U.S. House seats held by Texas Democrats in 2022

National Republicans say they’ll target five U.S. House seats held by Texas Democrats in 2022 …

Analysis: A delay in drawing new maps this year could slow next year's elections

Analysis: A delay in drawing new maps this year could slow next year’s elections The…

West Texas is on track to get even more nuclear waste — thanks to the federal government

West Texas is on track to get even more nuclear waste — thanks to the federal…

Judge says Texas officials need to speed up foster care reforms

Judge says Texas officials need to speed up foster care reforms The Texas Department of…

Federal judge prevents Biden administration from pausing deportations for two more weeks

Federal judge prevents Biden administration from pausing deportations for two more weeks U.S. Customs and…

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick starts 2021 legislative session with an unusually low profile

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick starts 2021 legislative session with an unusually low profile Lt. Gov.…