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Texas, Idaho abortion bans test against federal emergency medicine rule

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 05:00:00 -0500

Hospitals are required to stabilize anyone experiencing a medical emergency. Two lawsuits question whether that includes performing an abortion, despite state laws.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16652691/texas-idaho-supreme-court-abortion-emergency-care

Here’s how to vote in Texas’ May 4 local elections

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 05:00:00 -0500

Early voting runs from April 22-30. The last day to apply to vote by mail is April 23.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16652692/texas-local-elections-voting-may-2024

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asks state to halt new concrete plant permits until 2025

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 15:45:41 -0500

Citing community concerns about a planned cement plant in Grayson County, Patrick’s letter asks TCEQ to reject the permit and halt permit approvals statewide.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16652050/texas-cement-plant-permits-dan-patrick-letter-tceq

Texas Republicans urge Senate Democrats to give Mayorkas a full impeachment trial

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 15:32:24 -0500

Two Texans are among 11 House impeachment managers initiating a trial of the Homeland Security secretary in the Senate.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16652043/michael-mccaul-august-pfluger-mayorkas-impeachment

U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales vastly outraises challenger Brandon Herrera ahead of heated congressional runoff

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:33:26 -0500

A majority of donors have been from out of state for both candidates.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16651903/tony-gonzales-brandon-herrera-campaign-donors-texas

A Texas landowner can sue the state for flood damage to his property, U.S. Supreme Court rules

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 10:38:49 -0500

Richie DeVillier, who owns land east of Houston, said the state owes him damages for constant flooding after Texas made changes to Interstate 10 near his property.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16651853/texas-landowner-highway-flooding-supreme-court

Dozens of Texas water systems exceed new federal limits on “forever chemicals”

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 05:00:00 -0500

The EPA set its first-ever drinking water limits for five types of PFAS chemicals, and nearly 50 of Texas public water systems have reported exceeding the new limits for at least one.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16651484/texas-pfas-forever-chemicals-public-water-systems-epa-limit

State district judge recommends overturning Melissa Lucio’s death sentence

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 20:12:13 -0500

In a rare joint statement, the district attorney and the defense agreed that prosecutors withheld evidence that could point to a Rio Grande Valley woman’s innocence in the death of her toddler.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16650984/melissa-lucio-death-penalty-judge-overturn

Federal judge fines Texas child welfare agency $100K per day for foster care failures

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 17:58:57 -0500

It is the third time the state has been found in contempt over foster care conditions since 2011.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16650882/texas-foster-care-federal-judge-fine-contempt

Colin Allred’s fundraising for U.S. Senate race surpasses O’Rourke’s early 2018 pace

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 16:19:02 -0500

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred raised over $9.5 million for his U.S. Senate campaign this quarter, surpassing Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 first quarter sum of $6.7 million.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16650808/colin-allred-beto-orourke-ted-cruz-fundraising

Biden administration agrees to provide $6.4 billion to Samsung for making computer chips in Texas

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:08:54 -0500

The planned manufacturing and research cluster is expected to create at least 17,000 construction jobs and more than 4,500 manufacturing jobs.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16650716/texas-samsung-computer-chips

The Texas Tribune is investing more in our border coverage. We need your help.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 09:00:00 -0500

We’re tripling our reporting presence on the border during this crucial moment. Help us pay for this expensive work.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16650605/texas-tribune-border-coverage

As climate change intensifies wildfire risk, prescribed burns prove their worth in the heat-stressed Panhandle

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 05:00:00 -0500

In Borger, officials say a prescribed burn stopped the Windy Deuce Fire from entering neighborhoods. But the practice has faced opposition from some landowners.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16650475/texas-wildfires-panhandle-prescribed-burn

A South Texas candidate sues his town for records he says will prove his opponent's corruption

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 05:00:00 -0500

Rio Grande City officials called Ediel Barrera’s requests “vague or ambiguous.”

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16650474/rio-grande-city-public-records-election

Texas Democrats open to saving U.S. Speaker Mike Johnson from motion to vacate

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 17:23:42 -0500

House Democrats voted in lockstep against former Speaker Kevin McCarthy. This time some Texans say they’re open to saving the Louisiana speaker.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16649022/texas-democrats-house-speaker-mike-johnson

Far-right activist Jonathan Stickland starts new group, months after white supremacist scandal

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:25:35 -0500

The former lawmaker registered “RaTmasTeR Holdings” along with Texas GOP Chair Matt Rinaldi. The name is a nod to Stickland’s alias as an infamous internet troll.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16648983/jonathan-stickland-matt-rinaldi-white-supremacy-scandal

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar warns that using federal aid to help migrants travel makes San Antonio a “magnet”

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:24:29 -0500

The city will get an additional $17.8 million to help migrants. Cuellar, who created the grant program in 2014, said it was never intended to help migrants travel to other cities.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16648984/texas-san-antonio-migrants-travel-magnet-henry-cuellar

Man crashes stolen 18-wheeler into DPS office, killing one and injuring several others

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:01:45 -0500

Authorities arrested the driver, whom a local official said was denied a commercial driver’s license from the Brenham DPS station.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16648929/texas-dps-semi-crash-brenham

Valley activists wage transatlantic battle to stop natural gas exports from South Texas

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:00:00 -0500

As legal efforts fall short, Rio Grande Valley residents are pursuing a novel strategy to halt export terminals on wetlands: Lobby Europeans to reject gas from the U.S.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16648883/texas-natural-gas-export-terminals-brownsville-europe

Water scarcity and clean energy collide in South Texas

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 05:00:00 -0500

A high-tech chemical company has purchased the last available water in the Nueces River to make hydrogen and ammonia for export.

https://feeds.texastribune.org/link/16799/16648682/texas-corpus-christi-water-shortage-hydrogen-clean-energy