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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.