State Rep. Ron Reynolds and U.S. Rep. Al Green arrested while demonstrating for federal voting bill at U.S. Capitol

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Two years after Walmart mass shooting, El Paso leaders see inaction and betrayal by Texas officials

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Texas teachers say GOP’s new social studies law will hinder how an entire generation understands race, history and current events

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COVID-19 is spreading fast among Texas’ unvaccinated. Here’s who they are and where they live.

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University of Texas president defends decision to join SEC as lawmakers criticize timing and impact on other schools

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San Antonio built a pipeline to rural Central Texas to increase its water supply. Now local landowners say their wells are running dry.

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Analysis: Groundhog Day in Texas

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With time running out, Texas Legislature still at impasse on GOP elections bill

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Justice Department sues Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott's order for law enforcement to pull over vehicles with migrants

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With school openings near, parents and teachers say state leaders have stripped them of weapons against COVID-19

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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar joins Sen. Lindsey Graham in demanding that Biden appoint border czar

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U.S. attorney general blasts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest border directive and threatens a legal battle

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Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee arrested for civil disobedience over voting rights bill

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Gov. Greg Abbott's border security initiative rolls out with confusion, missteps and a whole lot of state troopers in Val Verde County

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Texas House Democrats spar with congressional Republicans over their protest of state voting bills

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As federal eviction moratorium expires, tenants and rent advocates scramble to obtain state and local rental relief funds

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How Republican Jake Ellzey's bipartisan appeal, positive campaign helped him upset Trump's pick for Congress

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SEC votes to invite Texas, Oklahoma

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Texas Democrats in Washington, D.C., to meet with Stacey Abrams and the Clintons

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Gov. Greg Abbott draws criticism for ordering state troopers to pull over vehicles with migrants, saying it will stem COVID-19 risk

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With federal eviction ban expiring July 31, community organizers help Texans apply for rent relief

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A tale of two capital cities: Texas Democrats continue fight for voting rights in Washington as Republicans push them to return

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Invoking the spirit of Selma, Texas activists begin 27-mile march demanding federal action on voting rights

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Analysis: Texas government has to put Humpty Dumpty together again

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Texas lawmakers used MLK’s words to attack critical race theory. MLK III says his father’s work actually supports it.

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Federal judge tosses lawsuit that sought to end UT-Austin’s affirmative action policy

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Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas National Guard to help with migrant arrests at the border

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University of Texas officially asks to join the SEC

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Houston-area congressional candidate was dismissed from military over 2006 drunken fight

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GOP senator says Gov. Greg Abbott should lose line-item veto after cutting Legislature's funding, jeopardizing staffers' jobs

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CDC wants more vaccinated people and schoolchildren to mask up — but Texas keeps it voluntary

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Republicans Susan Wright, Jake Ellzey face off in Tuesday runoff for Fort Worth-area congressional seat

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Speaker Dade Phelan signs civil arrest warrant for Texas House Democrat who returned to Washington

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gets all-important endorsement from Donald Trump over fellow Republican George P. Bush

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Texas lawmakers to testify as U.S. House oversight committee plans hearing on Texas voting bill

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University of Texas announces it won't renew its sports media rights with Big 12, signaling its planned departure

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Analysis: In Texas, sports can be a religion. Thankfully, politics are not involved. Oops …

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What you need to know about the latest COVID-19 surge and how to stay safe

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Texas lawmakers file bill to block UT-Austin from leaving Big 12 for SEC

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Texas veterans homes overseen by George P. Bush were often the deadliest places to be during COVID-19 pandemic

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Austin, Travis County urge everyone to wear masks and for unvaccinated residents to stay home as COVID-19 cases surge

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Gov. Greg Abbott promised “transparency and accountability” for border wall donations. But donors don’t have to use real names.

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Lawmakers concerned about UT leaving Big 12 conference make their case to Gov. Greg Abbott's office

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Texas House Democrats trying to block the GOP voting bill are pinning their hopes on Congress. So far Congress is unmoved.

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Texans not expected to lose power through the rest of the summer, regulators say

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Beto O'Rourke group gives $600,000 to House Democrats' stay in D.C.

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Texas Supreme Court may decide next plot twist in the Democratic walkout, and the fate of 2,100 state employees

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Converted Texas prison gets first immigrant detainees as Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security effort ramps up

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Pandemic show and tell: Texas second graders’ drawings and words reveal how COVID-19 touched their lives

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Analysis: A virus unfettered among the unvaccinated

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Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February. All but 43 were unvaccinated people.

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Without Trump's endorsement, Jake Ellzey pushes for upset in TX-6 special election runoff against Susan Wright

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Gov. Greg Abbott says he won't impose new mask mandate despite increasing COVID-19 cases

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Returning to school as pandemic lingers, San Antonio students inundate counseling center

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Sixth Texas Democrat in Washington, D.C., tests positive for COVID-19

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Texas House Democrat Michelle Beckley announces run against Republican U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne

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Texas Supreme Court extends state program to help tenants avoid eviction until Oct. 1

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Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll soon unveil plan to restrict transition-related medical care for transgender children

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Dallas school braces for surge in returning students facing mental health challenges

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Surgery kept one longtime Democratic lawmaker from fleeing Texas. He fears missing a moment in history more than arrest.

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Texas foster care crisis worsens, with fast-growing numbers of children sleeping in offices, hotels, churches

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Analysis: Texas Democrats may find themselves in the wilderness of wandering public attention

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UT hired consultant for up to $1.1 million to revamp battered image of "Eyes of Texas" song

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Rising share of coronavirus tests coming back positive in Texas fuels fears of another wave

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Texas judge orders federal government to stop granting new DACA applications

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Sen. Joe Manchin, key Democratic holdout on federal voting protections, coming to Texas for fundraiser hosted by several GOP donors

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U.S.-Mexico border apprehensions for the fiscal year surpassed 1 million in June

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Extra money for retired teachers in a “13th check” at center of Republican-Democrat shouting match

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Texas Senate advances bills limiting education about race, access to abortion-inducing medications. The House is still sidelined.

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George P. Bush outraises Attorney General Ken Paxton in primary challenge debut, though Paxton has bigger war chest

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Can Greg Abbott actually build Trump's border wall?

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Texas House Speaker offers Democrats free plane ride home to return to state

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El Paso Democrat Joe Moody stripped of leadership position in Texas House after leaving state with Democrats

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Austin announces stricter coronavirus protocols for unvaccinated residents as cases increase. But it can’t legally enforce them.

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Land Commissioner George P. Bush sues Biden administration over halt to Texas-Mexico border wall construction

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Texas Senate approves limits on transgender sports but bills are still in limbo

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Behind the partisan drama lies a profoundly serious struggle over who gets shut out under Texas voting laws

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Senate presses forward passing GOP voting and bail bills, as Texas House in chaos over Democrats’ decampment

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What it means to break quorum and what you need to know about the Texas House Democrats’ dramatic departure

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Analysis: Texas legislators are fighting ferociously — and for voters' attention

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Officials in charge of Texas' power grid try to reassure lawmakers and the public that they're fixing lingering problems

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Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

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To block voting legislation, Democrats put bail bills, legislative funding and other measures in peril

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Twenty abortion providers sue Texas officials over law that bans abortions as early as six weeks

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Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, a Democrat, launches campaign against Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton

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Texas Democrats land in Washington, D.C., and promise to stay out of Texas until after special legislative session ends Aug. 6

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Live updates: Kamala Harris says Texas Democrats showing "extraordinary courage" in effort to leave the state

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After hours of impassioned testimony, Texas Senate panel advances bills limiting the school sports teams that transgender athletes can join

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Deploy law enforcement? Call another special session? Texas GOP mulls options for elections bill after Democrats leave the state

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton agrees to stop blocking people on Twitter, ending lawsuit over First Amendment

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Eva Guzman raises $1 million in first 10 days of attorney general campaign, with some major donor support

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Texas House Democrats preparing to flee the state in move that could block voting restrictions bill, bring Legislature to a halt

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Former state Rep. Matt Rinaldi wins Texas GOP chair election

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Analysis: There’s plenty still to play out ahead of 2022, but Greg Abbott is starting to run up the score

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Texans testifying on GOP voting bill faced a 17 hour-wait to be heard by lawmakers in the dead of night

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A Texas man was arrested on charges that he voted in the 2020 Democratic primary while on parole. He could face as much as 20 years in prison.

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House and Senate committees advance GOP bail legislation, as Democrats warn bills could lead to mass detentions

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Hundreds of Texans line up to testify over GOP's voting bill in the special legislative session

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Texas educators of color say law limiting how America’s history of racism is taught further silences marginalized voices

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Texas Senate bill seeks to strip required lessons on people of color and women from “critical race theory” law

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Texas lawmakers take first steps to restore Legislature’s funding after Abbott’s veto

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Texas House attempting to reset on contentious elections bill with new author, new committee in special session

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What's in the new voting restriction legislation introduced in the Texas House and Senate

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Baylor University stirs anger and confusion as it opens the door for first LGBTQ student group

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has colossal $55 million war chest for 2022 reelection bid

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Almost 150 guards are staffing an empty Texas prison as state officials work on Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to use it for immigrants

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Democrats fear Texas Republicans will push even harder in second bid to pass new voting restrictions

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Gov. Greg Abbott includes voting restrictions, critical race theory and rules for transgender student athletes on special legislative session agenda

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Gov. Greg Abbott tells electricity regulators to encourage building more power plants, penalize renewable energy

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Houston-area COVID-19 outbreak — including delta variant cases — should be a wake-up call for Texans, health expert warns

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