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Abbott draws criticism for ordering DPS to pull over vehicles with migrants

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By Uriel J. García | The Texas Tribune Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers on Wednesday to begin pulling over vehicles whose drivers are...

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

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HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as "Legs" and...

O’Rourke, protesters begin nearly 30-mile Texas voting march

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — As Rebecca Flores set out on a nearly 30-mile voting rights march to the Texas...

CDC wants vaccinated people, schoolchildren to mask up; Texas keeps it voluntary

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By Karen Brooks Harper | The Texas Tribune Citing new evidence that the delta variant of the coronavirus could be spread through rare “breakthrough” infections...

Texas chemical plant leak leaves 2 dead, 30 hospitalized

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LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead and 30 were hospitalized after a chemical leak at a Houston-area plant, officials said. LyondellBasell said...

GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a...

Judge dismisses white students’ lawsuit over UT’s admissions policy

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By Chuck Lindell Austin | American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman denied a request by Students for Fair Admissions for an injunction...

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

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By James Barragán | The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ramped up his latest efforts to stem the increase of migrants coming into...

Trump endorses Paxton for 3rd term as Texas attorney general

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton received former President Donald Trump's endorsement Monday for election to a third term, in which...

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

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By Elvia Limón, The Texas Tribune COVID-19 cases have been surging in Texas and nationally — mostly among unvaccinated people — as the highly contagious...
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