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Texas Capitol to close before planned armed protests of Joe Biden’s inauguration

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By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune The Texas Capitol in Austin will be closed Saturday through Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Texas Department...

Texas lawmaker who was in Capitol tests positive for virus

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas House member who rejoined more than 100 lawmakers at the state Capitol said...

Texas passes 1 million mark for vaccine doses given

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, as the state...

Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with on next budget

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By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers will enter the legislative session this week with an estimated $112.5 billion available to allocate for general-purpose spending...

Texas legislative session begins with heavy security presence

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By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune The Texas Legislature gaveled in Tuesday for its biennial session with a heavy security presence after the U.S. Capitol insurrection...

Chuck Norris manager says actor was not at U.S. Capitol riot

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By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Norris' manager says the "Walker, Texas Ranger" star was not present at last week's...

Austin opens COVID-19 field hospital in convention center

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Austin area opened a field hospital in a convention center Tuesday as cases of the disease caused by the...

Heavy police presence at Texas Capitol as lawmakers return

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By JIM VERTUNO and ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 100 Texas troopers, including dozens wearing tactical vests and carrying riot...

The Texas Legislature convenes for its 2021 session

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By Alex Samuels, Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune The 2021 session of the Texas Legislature will commence Tuesday under pervasive uncertainty. Lawmakers have been...
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