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NOAA: Average-sized ‘dead zone’ likely in Gulf

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An average "dead zone" is likely in the Gulf of Mexico, where a large area of water holding too little...

George P. Bush running for attorney general in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George P. Bush on Wednesday launched his next political move: a run for Texas attorney general in 2022 that puts...

Feds renew food aid: Some Texas families eligible for up to $1,200

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By Neelam Bohra, The Texas Tribune Texas families who relied on the Pandemic EBT card, which previously provided a one-time benefit of $285 for students receiving...

Texas push to close shelters for migrant kids alarms groups

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By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A move by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to shutter more than 50...

Texas GOP to revive voting bill, Democrats plot next move

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans pressed ahead with their push for tougher election laws Tuesday, vowing to ensure Democrats' weekend victory over one...

US formally ends policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in...

Texas Legislature ends turbulent session, braces for more to come

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Chuck Lindell and Nicole Cobler Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — Ending a turbulent 140-day ride, the Texas Legislature gaveled its 87th regular session to a...

‘Leave the building’: Texas walkout escalates voting battles

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Midnight was coming fast. Any moment now, the Texas House of Representatives would sign off...

State jobless outlook continues to brighten; Valley still high

The state jobless rate is slowly righting itself after a year of pandemic-related turmoil, but Valley unemployment numbers for April still rank among the...

Statewide ban on homeless encampments approved by Texas Senate

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By Reese Oxner | The Texas Tribune The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a bill to ban homeless encampments throughout Texas — a response to...