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Nation Apr 05Houston fires renew safety debate in oil-friendly Texas
Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart drew widespread attention, but there are already signs that any new safeguards will be slow in coming in oil-friendly Texas.
Politics Apr 02Presidential candidate Castro calls for decriminalizing border crossings
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro's proposal is part of an immigration plan that's the first policy blueprint of his 2020 bid.
Politics Mar 092020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas
Texas is an unlikely can’t-miss stop for the Democratic presidential candidates, but many of them are making appearances this weekend at the trendy and techie South by Southwest Festival in Austin.
Politics Feb 27Judge orders Texas not to purge voter rolls
A federal judge says counties may not remove any registered voters after state elections officials released an inaccurate list that questioned the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of people.
Nation Feb 26Federal judge rules against male-only draft, but no changes imminent
The military has not drafted anyone into service in more than 40 years, but American men must still register when they turn 18.
Politics Oct 11Beto O’Rourke needs surge of Latino turnout to beat Cruz in Senate race
O’Rourke must pull in a broader electorate than his rival to become the first Texas Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate in 30 years.
Politics May 22Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses
A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night while a Hispanic former sheriff became the first openly gay and Latina nominee for…
Nation May 20Texas lieutenant governor calls for ‘hardening’ of schools
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a "hardening" of the nation's school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston.
Nation Mar 20Investigators suspect FedEx explosion is tied to Austin bombings
A package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded early Tuesday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries.
Nation Mar 19Austin police chief says fourth bombing shows ‘different level of skill’
Texas' capital city was rocked by the fourth bombing this month, which injured two people and which the police chief says was caused by a tripwire and showed "a different level of skill" than the package bombs used in the…