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Politics Nov 12Texas governor wants to double state guard in wake of Harvey
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday called for doubling the state's unarmed guard forces, which were stretched thin by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
Nation Aug 23Federal judge again throws out Texas’ voter ID law
A federal judge has once again thrown out Texas' voter ID law in the latest court defeat for state Republican lawmakers over voting rights.
Nation May 08Texas’ new sanctuary city ban draws rebuke from Mexican government, San Antonio police chief
The Mexican government, San Antonio's police chief and others slammed Texas' new "sanctuary cities" law, saying that requiring officers to help enforce U.S. immigration law will fan distrust of the police by the state's many Hispanics.
Nation Apr 11Judge again finds discrimination in Texas voter ID law
It's the second finding of discrimination within two months, which raises the possibility of Texas being stripped of the right to unilaterally change its election laws without federal approval.
Nation Mar 12Immigration tensions seep into South by Southwest music fest
The trendsetting South by Southwest music festival is all about the next big thing, but the heated politics of the moment is stealing the show.
Nation Mar 11Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines
Federal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities.
Nation Feb 11Lawyer: Pro-Trump mindset behind 8-year voter fraud sentence
Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was convicted in Fort Worth this week on two felony counts of illegal voting over allegations that she improperly cast a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014.
Politics Aug 03Texas to weaken voter ID law before Election Day
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot.
Nation Jul 20Texas voter ID law discriminates against minorities, court rules
Republicans were dealt a second blow in as many days to a new breed of strict voter ID measures that limits the kind of photo identifications that are valid. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that residents without…
Nation Jun 19Oil bust leaves states with massive well cleanup
The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites.