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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...