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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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