Analysis: Texas legislators set the table for the 2022 elections

Analysis: Texas legislators set the table for the 2022 elections The controversial issues you’ve heard…

UT Rio Grande Valley to offer free tuition and fees to students with family income $100,000 or less

UT Rio Grande Valley to offer free tuition and fees to students with family income 0,000…

Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t get everything he wanted in the special session. Will he call lawmakers back for more?

Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t get everything he wanted in the special session. Will he call lawmakers…

Five takeaways from Texas’ third special legislative session

Five takeaways from Texas’ third special legislative session Gov. Greg Abbott’s office says there’s no…

White House calls Texas’ bill targeting transgender student athletes “hateful”

White House calls Texas’ bill targeting transgender student athletes “hateful” The comment further hints at…

Republicans say Texas’ new political maps are “race blind.” To some voters of color, that translates as political invisibility.

Republicans say Texas’ new political maps are “race blind.” To some voters of color, that translates…

After Texas and other states passed new voting restrictions, federal bills could expand ballot access. Here’s what you need to know.

After Texas and other states passed new voting restrictions, federal bills could expand ballot access. Here’s…

After months of store closures and layoffs, border businesses eager to welcome back Mexican customers Nov. 8

After months of store closures and layoffs, border businesses eager to welcome back Mexican customers Nov.…

Houston state Rep. Dan Huberty, who spearheaded Texas’ 2019 public education overhaul in Legislature, to retire

Houston state Rep. Dan Huberty, who spearheaded Texas’ 2019 public education overhaul in Legislature, to retire …

It’s cheap, easy to make and in demand overseas. So why can’t this Texas-born COVID-19 vaccine break into the U.S. market?

It’s cheap, easy to make and in demand overseas. So why can’t this Texas-born COVID-19 vaccine…

Texas voters will decide whether to lower their property tax payments after Legislature completes last-minute Hail Mary

Texas voters will decide whether to lower their property tax payments after Legislature completes last-minute Hail…

Texas legislators pass most — but not all — of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priority measures in final flurry of lawmaking

Texas legislators pass most — but not all — of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priority measures in…

Texas Republicans send Gov. Greg Abbott a new congressional map that protects GOP power, reduces influence of voters of color

Texas Republicans send Gov. Greg Abbott a new congressional map that protects GOP power, reduces influence…

First lawsuit filed challenging new Texas political maps as intentionally discriminatory9

First lawsuit filed challenging new Texas political maps as intentionally discriminatory Before they’re even signed…

Longtime U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will run in the Austin area's new congressional district

Longtime U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will run in the Austin area’s new congressional district The…

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to halt restrictive abortion law, arguing that Texans are experiencing “irreparable injury”

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to halt restrictive abortion law, arguing that Texans are experiencing “irreparable…

Texas bill to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers stalls in the Senate as business groups rally against it

Texas bill to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers stalls in the Senate as business groups…

Analysis: An election slogan you won’t hear in Texas in 2022

Analysis: An election slogan you won’t hear in Texas in 2022 “Turn Texas Blue” was…

Texas House adds $200 million for campus construction to Senate’s $3 billion package

Texas House adds 0 million for campus construction to Senate’s billion package The House version…

Austin voters could put hundreds more police officers on the streets after last year’s budget cuts

Austin voters could put hundreds more police officers on the streets after last year’s budget cuts …

Texas congressional map heads into last-minute negotiations as Democrats decry shortage of Hispanic representation

Texas congressional map heads into last-minute negotiations as Democrats decry shortage of Hispanic representation Though…

Texas House wants to use federal COVID relief funds to send out $525 checks — but only to homeowners

Texas House wants to use federal COVID relief funds to send out 5 checks — but…

Lawmakers send to Gov. Greg Abbott new political maps that would further solidify the GOP’s grip on the Texas Legislature

Lawmakers send to Gov. Greg Abbott new political maps that would further solidify the GOP’s grip…

Texas bill restricting transgender student athletes’ sports participation sent back to the House with amendment

Texas bill restricting transgender student athletes’ sports participation sent back to the House with amendment …

The law that prompted a school administrator to call for an “opposing” perspective on the Holocaust is causing confusion across Texas

The law that prompted a school administrator to call for an “opposing” perspective on the Holocaust…

Texas Republicans pave way for new battleground state House district in Rio Grande Valley over local lawmakers' objections

Texas Republicans pave way for new battleground state House district in Rio Grande Valley over local…

Biden administration to ask Supreme Court to stop enforcement of Texas’ near-total abortion ban

Biden administration to ask Supreme Court to stop enforcement of Texas’ near-total abortion ban Court…

Gov. Greg Abbott clears path for college campus construction bill with late add to third special session agenda

Gov. Greg Abbott clears path for college campus construction bill with late add to third special…

Biden administration says it’s ready to restore “remain in Mexico” policy along border next month

Biden administration says it’s ready to restore “remain in Mexico” policy along border next month …

With surgical precision, Republicans draw two congressional districts that dilute power of Hispanic and Asian voters

With surgical precision, Republicans draw two congressional districts that dilute power of Hispanic and Asian voters …

Texans will decide eight proposed amendments to the state Constitution on Nov. 2. Here’s what you need to know.

Texans will decide eight proposed amendments to the state Constitution on Nov. 2. Here’s what you…

As Texas GOP wages war on COVID-19 mandates, lawmakers OK bill that would make companies requiring the shot vulnerable to lawsuits

As Texas GOP wages war on COVID-19 mandates, lawmakers OK bill that would make companies requiring…

Texas House approves bill targeting transgender student athletes after lawmakers' three previous attempts faltered

Texas House approves bill targeting transgender student athletes after lawmakers’ three previous attempts faltered Under…

Texas’ near-total abortion ban will remain in effect as federal appeals court agrees to hear legal challenge

Texas’ near-total abortion ban will remain in effect as federal appeals court agrees to hear legal…

Texas Supreme Court puts San Antonio school district’s vaccine mandate on hold

Texas Supreme Court puts San Antonio school district’s vaccine mandate on hold The halt comes…

This Plano family got evicted after the Texas Rent Relief program paid the wrong landlord

This Plano family got evicted after the Texas Rent Relief program paid the wrong landlord …

“Extremely influential” or “delusional ideas of grandeur”? GOP primary foe Don Huffines sees impact as Gov. Greg Abbott pushes rightward

“Extremely influential” or “delusional ideas of grandeur”? GOP primary foe Don Huffines sees impact as Gov.…

At Stephen F. Austin State University, a quiet pay bump for the president sparks outrage and questions over the budget and furloughs

At Stephen F. Austin State University, a quiet pay bump for the president sparks outrage and…

U.S. Department of Justice investigating abuse, mistreatment at Texas’ juvenile lockups

U.S. Department of Justice investigating abuse, mistreatment at Texas’ juvenile lockups The department says it’s…

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asks Gov. Greg Abbott to add higher ed construction projects to third special session

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asks Gov. Greg Abbott to add higher ed construction projects to third…

After his Round Rock district was redrawn to help Republicans, state Rep. James Talarico says he’ll move to Austin to run in 2022

After his Round Rock district was redrawn to help Republicans, state Rep. James Talarico says he’ll…

U.S. to reopen land borders with Mexico to vaccinated travelers starting in November

U.S. to reopen land borders with Mexico to vaccinated travelers starting in November The borders…

El difícil camino para acceder a los fondos de asistencia para el alquiler

El difícil camino para acceder a los fondos de asistencia para el alquiler ¿Busca asistencia…

GOP state Rep. Lyle Larson, who has increasingly broken with his party, won’t seek reelection

GOP state Rep. Lyle Larson, who has increasingly broken with his party, won’t seek reelection …

Mike Collier wants a rematch against Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. But first he’s got to beat fellow Democrat Matthew Dowd.

Mike Collier wants a rematch against Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. But first he’s got to beat…

Texas House passes proposed new map for chamber’s 150 districts, aiming to protect Republicans’ majority for the next decade

Texas House passes proposed new map for chamber’s 150 districts, aiming to protect Republicans’ majority for…

“It puts a big burden on employers”: Businesses face tough choices after Gov. Greg Abbott bans vaccine mandates

“It puts a big burden on employers”: Businesses face tough choices after Gov. Greg Abbott bans…

Analysis: Greg Abbott and the policy contradiction of an anti-mandate mandate

Analysis: Greg Abbott and the policy contradiction of an anti-mandate mandate Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest…

Trump Won the County In a Landslide. His Supporters Still Hounded the Elections Administrator Until She Resigned.

Trump Won the County In a Landslide. His Supporters Still Hounded the Elections Administrator Until She…

How a doughnut-shaped district breaks up voters of color near Fort Hood and helps House Republicans

How a doughnut-shaped district breaks up voters of color near Fort Hood and helps House Republicans …

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers Abbott…

Special runoff election to fill vacant San Antonio-area House seat set for Nov. 2

Special runoff election to fill vacant San Antonio-area House seat set for Nov. 2 Republicans…

After staff members died from COVID-19, Waco ISD vows to keep mask mandate in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott’s order

After staff members died from COVID-19, Waco ISD vows to keep mask mandate in defiance of…

Analysis: Intentional loopholes in Texas abortion law draw a judge’s rebuke

Analysis: Intentional loopholes in Texas abortion law draw a judge’s rebuke The judge who blocked…

Allen West, GOP candidate for governor, says he has pneumonia caused by COVID-19

Allen West, GOP candidate for governor, says he has pneumonia caused by COVID-19 West, the…

Texas Senate approves congressional map that draws no new Black or Hispanic districts even as people of color fueled population growth

Texas Senate approves congressional map that draws no new Black or Hispanic districts even as people…

“An invisible identity”: This undocumented young Texan faces uncertainty after DACA applications are closed

“An invisible identity”: This undocumented young Texan faces uncertainty after DACA applications are closed A…

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn opposed a debt-limit increase that will stave off economic catastrophe, but backed previous borrowing hikes

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn opposed a debt-limit increase that will stave off economic catastrophe, but…

Appeals court allows Texas abortion law to resume, stopping federal judge’s order to block its enforcement

Appeals court allows Texas abortion law to resume, stopping federal judge’s order to block its enforcement …

TribCast: A federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ near-total abortion ban

TribCast: A federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ near-total abortion ban In this week’s TribCast, Matthew…

Texas Senate passes bill to direct federal relief money to state agencies, hospitals and tourism industry

Texas Senate passes bill to direct federal relief money to state agencies, hospitals and tourism industry …

Texas struggled to teach students learning English before COVID-19. The pandemic made it worse.

Texas struggled to teach students learning English before COVID-19. The pandemic made it worse. Since…

Major Texas abortion providers wary about next move as judge’s ruling offers no protection from lawsuits — yet

Major Texas abortion providers wary about next move as judge’s ruling offers no protection from lawsuits…

Climate change is making Texas hotter, threatening public health, water supply and the state’s infrastructure

Climate change is making Texas hotter, threatening public health, water supply and the state’s infrastructure …

Weighing reelection bid, GOP Texas Sen. Kel Seliger confronts redrawn district, Trump endorsement of primary challenger

Weighing reelection bid, GOP Texas Sen. Kel Seliger confronts redrawn district, Trump endorsement of primary challenger …

Analysis: When Texas legislators admit they don’t know what they’re doing

Analysis: When Texas legislators admit they don’t know what they’re doing When lawmakers find something…

Texas' near-total abortion ban is temporarily blocked by a federal judge, spurring the state to quickly appeal

Texas’ near-total abortion ban is temporarily blocked by a federal judge, spurring the state to quickly…

Texas bill limiting transgender student athletes’ sports participation clears key hurdle on way to becoming law

Texas bill limiting transgender student athletes’ sports participation clears key hurdle on way to becoming law …

Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Texas has raised million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it…

Austin’s homeless residents left with nowhere to go amid camping crackdown

Austin’s homeless residents left with nowhere to go amid camping crackdown Months after Austin voters…

Texas Senate takes another run at supposed election fraud, approving audits of 2020 results and tougher illegal voting penalties

Texas Senate takes another run at supposed election fraud, approving audits of 2020 results and tougher…

Texas prosecutor drops charges after migrants claim they were marched to private property, then arrested for trespassing

Texas prosecutor drops charges after migrants claim they were marched to private property, then arrested for…

Texas House committee advances proposed map for lower chamber

Texas House committee advances proposed map for lower chamber The draft, which will need a…

After minor changes, advocates are confident a bill requiring adequate shelter for dogs can avoid another Gov. Greg Abbott veto

After minor changes, advocates are confident a bill requiring adequate shelter for dogs can avoid another…

Texas has all but banned abortion. But a Mississippi law could be what ends Roe v. Wade.

Texas has all but banned abortion. But a Mississippi law could be what ends Roe v.…

Senate approves map cementing GOP dominance in upper chamber, dividing up Tarrant county’s voters of color

Senate approves map cementing GOP dominance in upper chamber, dividing up Tarrant county’s voters of color …

Texas Supreme Court refuses to resume a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging new state abortion law

Texas Supreme Court refuses to resume a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging new state abortion law …

Analysis: In the drive to get new Texas political maps, racial representation takes a back seat

Analysis: In the drive to get new Texas political maps, racial representation takes a back seat …

This historically red Texas county diversified in the last decade. Now, Republicans are trying to divide up its voters of color.

This historically red Texas county diversified in the last decade. Now, Republicans are trying to divide…

The Karankawa were said to be extinct. Now they’re reviving their culture — and fighting to protect their ancestors’ land.

The Karankawa were said to be extinct. Now they’re reviving their culture — and fighting to…

Texas demonstrations take aim at state’s near-total ban on abortion

Texas demonstrations take aim at state’s near-total ban on abortion Thousands turned out at demonstrations…

South Texas was already a political battleground. New maps could alter game plans.

South Texas was already a political battleground. New maps could alter game plans. With proposed…

State agency removed online resources for LGBTQ youth after complaints from a Republican challenging Gov. Greg Abbott, emails show

State agency removed online resources for LGBTQ youth after complaints from a Republican challenging Gov. Greg…

Donald Trump adds fresh pressure to Gov. Greg Abbott over demand for a forensic election audit

Donald Trump adds fresh pressure to Gov. Greg Abbott over demand for a forensic election audit …

Texas appears to be paying a secretive Republican political operative $120,000 annually to work behind the scenes on redistricting

Texas appears to be paying a secretive Republican political operative 0,000 annually to work behind the…

TribCast: Texas unveils a proposed new congressional map — and an election audit

TribCast: Texas unveils a proposed new congressional map — and an election audit In this…

Here’s what Texans need to know about the government shutdown threat in Congress

Here’s what Texans need to know about the government shutdown threat in Congress In a…

Brian Harrison wins Texas House seat after beating fellow Republican John Wray, who used to hold the seat

Brian Harrison wins Texas House seat after beating fellow Republican John Wray, who used to hold…

Republican John Lujan and Democrat Frank Ramirez advance to runoff for San Antonio-area Texas House seat

Republican John Lujan and Democrat Frank Ramirez advance to runoff for San Antonio-area Texas House seat …

Days after disclosing election “audits” in four Texas counties, secretary of state’s office gives some details of their scope

Days after disclosing election “audits” in four Texas counties, secretary of state’s office gives some details…

How much Texas gets from multistate, $26 billion opioid settlement hinges on how many local governments sign on

How much Texas gets from multistate, billion opioid settlement hinges on how many local governments sign…

Matthew Dowd, former George W. Bush strategist, to run as Democrat for Texas lieutenant governor

Matthew Dowd, former George W. Bush strategist, to run as Democrat for Texas lieutenant governor …

Proposed new congressional seat in Houston gets prominent GOP candidate

Proposed new congressional seat in Houston gets prominent GOP candidate Wesley Hunt, an Army combat…

Texas court orders release of more than 200 migrants imprisoned in Gov. Greg Abbott's border security clampdown

Texas court orders release of more than 200 migrants imprisoned in Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security…

Pasadena double murderer set to die Tuesday evening in third Texas execution this year

Pasadena double murderer set to die Tuesday evening in third Texas execution this year Rick…

“It just keeps on happening”: Texas parents fight legislation targeting their trans children for the fourth time this year

“It just keeps on happening”: Texas parents fight legislation targeting their trans children for the fourth…

GOP state Rep. Phil King announces he'll run for new Republican-friendly Senate seat held by Democrat Beverly Powell

GOP state Rep. Phil King announces he’ll run for new Republican-friendly Senate seat held by Democrat…

John Wray fights for old Texas House seat against Brian Harrison in special election that has turned personal

John Wray fights for old Texas House seat against Brian Harrison in special election that has…

Texas' two new congressional districts added to Houston and Austin in proposed redistricting map

Texas’ two new congressional districts added to Houston and Austin in proposed redistricting map Texas…

Texas has a constitutional amendments election this year. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 4.

Texas has a constitutional amendments election this year. The last day to register to vote is…

Analysis: Texas politicians are thinking what they think their voters think they should think

Analysis: Texas politicians are thinking what they think their voters think they should think It’s…

Migrants arrested by Texas in border crackdown are being imprisoned for weeks without legal help or formal charges

Migrants arrested by Texas in border crackdown are being imprisoned for weeks without legal help or…

A Republican wants to add exceptions for rape and incest to Texas’ new near-total abortion ban. He faces an uphill climb.

A Republican wants to add exceptions for rape and incest to Texas’ new near-total abortion ban.…

Watch U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona talk about the effects of the pandemic and more at 2 p.m. at The Texas Tribune Festival

Watch U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona talk about the effects of the pandemic and more at…

Watch state Reps. Jeff Leach and Joe Moody discuss lawmakers’ criminal justice work at 9 a.m. at The Texas Tribune Festival

Watch state Reps. Jeff Leach and Joe Moody discuss lawmakers’ criminal justice work at 9 a.m.…

Texas law restricting access to abortion medications goes into effect Dec. 2 after governor signs bill

Texas law restricting access to abortion medications goes into effect Dec. 2 after governor signs bill …

Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick blast state bar investigation into Ken Paxton as “politically motivated”

Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick blast state bar investigation into Ken Paxton as “politically motivated” …

Texas county officials call election audits an unnecessary partisan ploy while voicing confidence in 2020 results

Texas county officials call election audits an unnecessary partisan ploy while voicing confidence in 2020 results …

All migrants have been cleared from encampment in Del Rio, homeland security secretary says

All migrants have been cleared from encampment in Del Rio, homeland security secretary says As…

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas is lone Democrat to vote against federal bill protecting abortion rights

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas is lone Democrat to vote against federal bill protecting abortion…

Texas lawmaker defends new permitless carry law against criticism from gun control advocate

Texas lawmaker defends new permitless carry law against criticism from gun control advocate The law…

Texas bill restricting transgender student athletes' sports participation has enough votes to pass, House Speaker Dade Phelan says

Texas bill restricting transgender student athletes’ sports participation has enough votes to pass, House Speaker Dade…

Watch Beto O’Rourke talk about a possible run for governor, voting rights and more at 2 p.m. at The Texas Tribune Festival

Watch Beto O’Rourke talk about a possible run for governor, voting rights and more at 2…

Watch Comptroller Glenn Hegar discuss the state’s economy and more at 10:30 a.m. at The Texas Tribune Festival

Watch Comptroller Glenn Hegar discuss the state’s economy and more at 10:30 a.m. at The Texas…

Watch Alexander Vindman talk about his military service, former President Donald Trump and more at 9 a.m. at The Texas Tribune Festival

Watch Alexander Vindman talk about his military service, former President Donald Trump and more at 9…

With Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s blessing, lawmakers fast-track property tax cut proposal

With Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s blessing, lawmakers fast-track property tax cut proposal Tax relief for…

Texas Republicans hope to flip San Antonio-area House seat in Tuesday special election

Texas Republicans hope to flip San Antonio-area House seat in Tuesday special election After upsets…

Texas secretary of state’s office auditing four counties’ 2020 elections months after an official called the statewide process “smooth and secure”

Texas secretary of state’s office auditing four counties’ 2020 elections months after an official called the…

Texas abortion providers ask U.S. Supreme Court to fast-track their challenge to state’s near-total abortion ban

Texas abortion providers ask U.S. Supreme Court to fast-track their challenge to state’s near-total abortion ban …

Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher is about to find out how badly Texas Republicans want her out of Congress

Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher is about to find out how badly Texas Republicans want her out…