ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is delaying the deadline for counting everyone in the U.S. by two weeks because of the spreading novel coronavirus, officials said.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott took multiple measures Sunday designed to expand hospital staffing and capacity in Texas, but declined to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order — even as calls for such an action increased as coronavirus continued to spread across the state.
AUSTIN — Texas is more invested every day in promoting increased and thorough hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and social distancing to reduce cases of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced an executive order starting Friday at midnight until April 3 that all restaurants and bars will be closed, but drive-thru and pick-up will be available.
Gov. Greg Abbott on March 13 declared a state of disaster in all Texas counties and listed actions agencies are taking to contain and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, a contagious flu-like respiratory disease.
The number of Texans testing positive for the new coronavirus is likely to rise dramatically as the state’s testing capacity ramps up and cases of community spread continue to climb, Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday.
Panola County schools say they are monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday declared a state of emergency.
Jamie Chapman was a 20-year-old college student when he made the fateful decision to drive after drinking at a party. He slammed into a tree and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Although he survived the crash, it left him physically debilitated.
Hank Gilbert describes himself as a fiscal conservative Democrat — and that mix of ideas is something he’ll take to Congress if he defeats U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert in November.
A dramatic drop in oil prices over the weekend could harm Texas’ oil and gas industry and economy, but experts say it all depends on how long they remain low — and how the COVID-19 epidemic plays out.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is urging consumers to remain alert to scammers posing as representatives from various federal government agencies, including the Postal Service, Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. Usually, these scammers will call or email uns…
Texans should expect warmer weather, more wildfires and urban flooding, and increased impact from hurricanes through 2036 thanks to climate change, according to a new study from the Office of the Texas State Climatologist at Texas A&M University.
AUSTIN — Incumbent President Donald J. Trump, who received 94 percent of the vote in the Lone Star State’s Republican primary election, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who received 34.5 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, were their parties’ top vote-getters on March 3, Super…
Coronavirus is adding a new layer to the economic uncertainty always seen in a presidential election year, and the wild ride it’s giving markets is certain to continue, economist Ray Perryman said Thursday.
Long headless, the Legislative Budget Board has a new director: Jerry McGinty of Huntsville, the chief financial officer of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, was re-elected to the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday night with 78 percent of the votes.
GILMER — Gov. Greg Abbott talked about growing up in Longview and touted job growth and economic development in Texas during a stop Friday in Gilmer.
AUSTIN — As the worldwide threat of novel coronavirus increased, state agencies already were working together to ensure the health and safety of all Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott said Feb. 27.
Rep. Louie Gohmert came under fire from his Democrat opponent and community leaders when he voted against making lynching a federal hate crime.
NACOGDOCHES — A recent donation from Luminant will assist Stephen F. Austin State University’s College of Forestry and Agriculture in replacing a facility that was destroyed by a November fire at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 20 established a clemency application specifically for survivors of human trafficking or domestic violence.
Bernie Sanders wasted little time Friday night at a Dallas-area rally getting to what he said would be a “dramatic announcement.”
AUSTIN — Requirements in House Bill 3, the sweeping school finance law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019, require the state to plan for long-term workforce development.
The Panola County Republican Party held a debate Saturday for candidates facing off in the March primaries at the Still Waters Cowboy Church in Carthage.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to strike down a 2016 California law that bans state-funded travel to states with discriminatory laws — a list Texas landed on nearly three years ago after the Legislature approved a religious-refusal law for adoptions …
Texas Deputy Solicitor General Matthew Frederick on Feb. 6 defended the Electoral College system in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Eight years ago, two environmental nonprofits sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agency was a decade overdue in updating limits on how much hazardous air pollution the country’s oil refineries could emit; the groups hoped a lawsuit would force it to act.
With a month until election day, the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Texas remains fraught with uncertainty about who is best positioned to qualify for an all-but-guaranteed runoff.
Backed by massive donations, the Republican super PAC Engage Texas is assembling a behemoth of an organization as it rushes to register new voters ahead of a crucial 2020 election.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University won’t create filters on Facebook that target animal rights activists under a lawsuit settlement that ends another court case surrounding the First Amendment in the age of social media.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 30 commented on a White House briefing about actions to stem the transmission of novel coronavirus in the United States.
A 2007 Carthage High School graduate was announced as the 2019 Military Instructor of the Year in the junior enlisted category for Naval Education and Training Command at a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on Jan. 23.
Community members had a chance to get to know several of the Republican candidates for the upcoming March primary at the ‘Coffee with the Candidates’ event last Saturday at the Master’s Blend in Carthage.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott said Jan. 22 that a Trump administration decision reestablishes the federal partnership for the Women’s Health Program in Texas.
Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs reminded Texans to make the necessary preparations to be able to cast their vote in the upcoming March 3 primary election.
Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz launched a podcast this week, saying he’ll use it to air his daily musings about the historic Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Cruz is a juror along with the other members of the U.S. Senate.
Officials from AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Co. were in Longview on Thursday to seek support for wind and solar energy and for reducing dependence on coal.