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Judge orders halt to Texas mask mandate ban in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a halt to the enforcement of Texas' ban on mask mandates in the state's...

Feds sue Texas over new voting law

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Texas over the state's new voting law, arguing that the some measures...

State’s new House map challenged in court

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Opening a second front in widening legal wars over redistricting, a coalition of mostly Hispanic, Democratic members of the Texas...

Voters weigh new rights on food, worship and elderly visits

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Pandemic policies were being put to the test Tuesday in several states where ballot measures sought to rebuke or...

Man convicted of killing Texas officer found dead in cell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 33-year-old man sentenced to death in the 2012 fatal shooting of an Austin police officer at a Wal-Mart has...

Voting rights advocates sue Texas over maps redrawn by GOP

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voting rights advocates are suing Texas again, this time with support from a...

Republicans say Texas’ political maps are ‘race blind’

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune As they devised political maps to maximize their hold on power for another decade, Texas Republicans laid the foundation...

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...