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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...

‘Packing’ alleged in suit over new district lines

Over a dozen plaintiffs, including a Rio Grande Valley organization, sued Gov. Greg Abbott over redistricting maps passed by the Texas Legislature that they...

Texas ban on vaccine mandates may help governor dodge far-right challengers

Shelly Hagan and Michael Smith, Bloomberg News Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s latest volley in the culture wars appears designed to stave off ultra-conservative challengers in...

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...

Wyoming billionaire donated most of $54 million collected for Abbott’s border wall

By James Barragán and Carla Astudillo, The Texas Tribune An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for...

Trump wants 2020 election audit in Texas

By Madlin Mekelburg, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN — President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to add an item to the agenda of...

Texas bill requiring cash bail for violent crimes becomes law

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law sweeping GOP-led bail legislation that requires people accused of violent crimes...

Texas GOP bets on hard right turn amid changing demographics

By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under...

State agency recommends firms oversee construction of Abbott’s border wall

By Uriel J. García, The Texas Tribune State officials have recommended that a joint venture between a design firm and an engineering firm be awarded...

Justice Dept. sues Texas over state’s new abortion law

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and PAUL WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that...