Amazon delivered good economic news, announcing plans for a 700,000-square-foot distribution center and warehouse in Waco.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office has sidelined four of the seven senior aides who weeks ago told law enforcement they believed Paxton had committed bribery and abuse of office — firing two and placing two more on leave — in what employment attorneys say looks like a clear act of re…
The unusually large voter turnout in Texas has persisted through the first 10 days of the early voting period, leading experts to predict that the state could reach overall turnout levels unseen so far this century.
The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent in September, the Texas Workforce Commission said last week, surpassing the national unemployment rate of 7.9 percent and returning the state to the unemployment levels of the Great Recession.
WASHINGTON — Climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry were key topics at the final debate between Republican incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Cases of COVID-19 in parts of Texas surged to near catastrophic levels this summer as some hospitals were forced to put beds in hallways, intensive care units exceeded capacity and health officials struggled to stem the tide of the virus.
Houston defense attorney Brandon Cammack got an unexpected phone call in mid-August. It was Attorney General Ken Paxton, who Cammack had never spoken to, personally asking him to interview for a high-profile assignment.
Both Republican State Sen. Bryan Hughes and Democratic challenger Audrey Spanko say they’re ready to fight for East Texans at the statehouse.
Keven Ellis said he wants his work on the State Board of Education to be focused on the education of students, not the politics of adults. Brenda Davis said she believes her teaching background makes her a good choice for the board.
Hank Gilbert, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress District 1, said he wants to be a voice for every resident in the district, which is why he is running for office.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, has won re-election to the 1st Congressional District each time since November 2004 and says he has strong feelings this election about the direction the country is headed.
A federal appeals court ruled late Friday that President Donald Trump’s use of his emergency powers to build his long-promised border wall with military funds is illegal, striking a blow to one of his signature campaign promises just weeks before the November election.
Texas health care workers, unspecified “essential workers,” Texans who are 65 and older and those who are at increased risk of illness because of underlying medical conditions will have first access to a coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, according to guidelines published Wednesd…
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that bars in Texas can reopen for in-person service next week — as long as their county governments choose to allow it.
Gov. Greg Abbott teased in a tweet Monday that he would soon allow “more openings” of Texas businesses, setting off speculation that he will allow bars to reopen a second time because he ended the message with the word “Cheers!” and included an image of two beer mugs clinking.
Counting for the 2020 census will continue through Oct. 31, a U.S. district judge ordered late Thursday night in a decision that requires census workers to continue operations in Texas and the country past the Census Bureau’s self-imposed Monday deadline.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was accused by seven of his most senior aides of bribery and abuse of office last week, will not resign his post as the state’s top lawyer, he said Monday.
Texas is using $171 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to provide financial and legal aid to renters facing eviction, Gov. Greg Abbott announced.
Texas collected about $2.6 billion in state sales tax revenue in September, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Thursday. That total is 6.1 percent less than what the state collected in September 2019.
Texas’ first- and third-largest cities could be in daily commuting distance from each other via the high-speed Texas Central Railroad.
The following is a list of contested races during the upcoming November 3 election. Races include school elections pushed back from May because of COVID-19.
For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time.
As Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his latest reopening plan this week, bar owner Greg Barrineau watched in disbelief. Abbott, who announced that Texas restaurants could expand dine-in service to 75% capacity, said bars must remain closed.
Texans facing eviction must be informed in court citations about how they can remain housed under a national eviction moratorium, the Texas Supreme Court ordered Thursday. The measure clarified aspects that housing lawyers said were unclear after the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio…
TYLER — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, made headlines in July when he tested positive for COVID-19 during a screening to board Air Force One to visit Midland with President Donald Trump.
Six months after the coronavirus pandemic began choking the economy, Texas’ unemployment rate in August was 6.8 percent — a sign the state’s economy has improved from the spring months but is still suffering.
The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Texas has continued to fall to a level not seen since cases began to spike in June, a trend that has public health experts cautiously optimistic even as they warn that the threat is far from over.
Texas health officials announced Monday that they are changing the way the state reports a key metric used to evaluate the extent of coronavirus infection, a move that conceded that the state’s previous method of calculating the “positivity rate” muddied the extent of viral transmission by m…
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that most of Texas will be able to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, including letting many businesses increase their capacity to 75 percent, as soon as Monday.
The Texas State Board of Education gave preliminary approval this week to a sex education policy that includes teaching middle schoolers about birth control beyond abstinence — its first attempt to revise that policy since 1997.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has “exacerbated existing disparities” related to high-speed internet access in Texas, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers including State Rep. Chris Paddie asked Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday to develop a plan to expand broadband access in the state.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2021.
Texans receiving unemployment benefits who qualified for an extra $300 in weekly jobless payments issued by the Trump administration will no longer receive the additional funds after claims from last week are paid, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Democratic candidate Hank Gilbert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, will be the guest speaker at the Panola County Democrat Club on Monday, Sept. 14.
Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building.
Texas collected about $2.8 billion in state sales tax revenue in August — 5.6 percent less than in the same month last year, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Tuesday.
A persistent Texas voter, twice thwarted when he tried registering to vote while renewing his driver’s license online, has for the second time convinced a federal judge that the state is violating federal law.
As thousands fled southeast Texas ahead of Hurricane Laura, Texas A&M promoted an Ike Dike as a critical way to protect the region from devastating damage.
Texas will soon begin regularly releasing information on COVID-19 cases in public schools among students and staff members, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told school superintendents Thursday afternoon.
In nine of the 10 Texas counties with the most registered voters, almost 99% of the more than 199,000 votes cast by mail-in ballot during the July election were counted, and most that weren’t were rejected by election officials because they arrived too late, according to an analysis by The T…
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is still fighting 5-year-old felony securities fraud charges, has failed in his bid to kick a Democratic Harris County judge off his ongoing criminal case.
Students across Texas returned to campuses last week as schools and universities scrambled to put into place new lesson plans that best accommodate a pandemic.
TYLER — Before the COVID-19 pandemic, one in five East Texans were facing food insecurity. But that number has increased to one in four, according to East Texas Food Bank CEO Dennis Cullinane.
Gov. Greg Abbott and top Texas leaders say they will push for legislation next year that would freeze property tax revenues for cities that cut police budgets.