Early this morning, a lone gunman was shot and killed in downtown Austin, Texas, after firing more than 100 shots at government buildings and attempting to set the Mexican Consulate on fire. While the motives are unclear, the white male shooter, likely in his 50s, had a criminal record and a possible anti-government agenda, according to USA Today. The man’s name has not yet been released.
DENTON, Texas — An energy industry group has responded quickly after voters in a North Texas city approved a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing, asking for an injunction to stop the measure from being enforced.
As Democrats and Republicans seek out the young adult vote PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs looked at issues surrounding elections in their home states, from a bill on the minimum wage in Arkansas to the role of gender and social media in local politics. Continue reading
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. Continue reading
Nurse Nina Pham, confirmed Monday as the health worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, received a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor and is reported to be “clinically stable.” Continue reading
Titled “Justice,” the ad notes that Abbott sued after his accident and collected millions. Then it criticizes Abbott as working against victims in other disability cases. In one case, Abbott argued that an amputee suing for employment discrimination was not disabled because she had a prosthetic limb. Continue reading
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge likened Texas’ strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. Continue reading
A spokesperson for the Dallas hospital where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated has confirmed Wednesday that he has died. Continue reading