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Politics Jul 13WATCH: Texas Democrats dig in after exodus, GOP threatens arrest
Texas Democrats who hurriedly fled to Washington to block sweeping new election laws back home acknowledged Tuesday they can't stay away forever and urged Congress to act on voting rights, while Republican Gov. Greg Abbott threatened them with arrest the…
Politics Jul 12Texas Democrats leave state to try to stop GOP voting bill
Democrats in the Texas Legislature are bolting for Washington, D.C., to try to stop Republicans from enacting new voting restrictions. They say they’re ready to remain there for weeks in a second revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws.
Nation May 31Dems walk, stop Texas GOP’s sweeping voting restrictions
A restrictive voting bill in Texas that was on the verge of reaching Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk failed to pass Sunday night after Democrats walked out of the House chamber before a midnight deadline.
Politics May 19Texas governor signs law banning abortions early as 6 weeks
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed a law that bans abortions in Texas before many women even know they are pregnant.
Health Mar 23Texas joins states making vaccines available to all adults
The announcement by state health officials Tuesday adds Texas to the rapidly growing list of states that are making the vaccine available to all adults.
Politics Mar 02Texas becomes biggest U.S. state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate
The decision comes as governors across the U.S. have eased coronavirus restrictions, despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over.
Nation Feb 23Board leaders of Texas’ grid operator resign after outages
Four board leaders of Texas' embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing power during a deadly winter freeze last week.
Nation Feb 19Lights come back on in Texas as water woes rise in the South
Many of the millions of Texans who lost power for days after a deadly winter blast overwhelmed the electric grid now have it back, but the crisis was far from over in parts of the South, with many people lacking…
Nation Feb 18Some power restored in Texas but water woes persist
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 7 million people have been ordered to boil their water before consuming it. The extreme weather was blamed for the deaths of over three dozen people, some while trying to keep warm.
Nation Feb 18WATCH: Texas crisis has governor facing energy industry
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants mandates that would require power plants to withstand extreme winter weather. The number of Texas residents still without electricity Thursday was fewer than 500,000 after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures.