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Appeals court allows whistleblower lawsuit against Paxton to proceed

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune A state appeals court found Thursday that former deputies of Attorney General Ken Paxton who were fired after accusing...

Texas’ new elections chief joined Trump’s challenge in 2020

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday picked as the state's new elections chief an...

Bill to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers failed in Texas Legislature

By Mitchell Ferman and James Barragán, The Texas Tribune Bills intended to block any Texas entity, including hospitals and private businesses, from mandating COVID-19 vaccines...

Lawmakers pass most but not all Abbott priorities 

By Cassandra Pollock and James Barragán, The Texas Tribune The Texas Legislature adjourned from its third special session of the year early Tuesday morning after...

Texas GOP advances new maps that would tighten slipping grip

By ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press/Report for America AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would...

Republicans draw congressional districts that dilute power of Hispanic, Asian voters

By Alexa Ura and Mandi Cai, The Texas Tribune The intensity with which Texas Republicans are struggling against demographic tides as they redraw the state's...

Texas Republicans want new House district in the Valley over local lawmakers’ objections

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Texas Republicans are on the verge of creating a newly competitive state House seat in the Rio Grande Valley...

Other GOP states urge court to let Texas abortion law stand

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eighteen states threw new support behind Texas' ban on most abortions as the Biden administration...

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press (AP) — With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or...

Texas governor orders ban on private company vaccine mandate

By JIM VERTUNO, The Associated Press AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from...