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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…
Nation Mar 12Police say 2 package explosions in Austin are linked
Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin, Texas, on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, and they're considering whether race was…
Politics Mar 07Democrats, women candidates score big in Texas primaries
Women running for Congress surged to big wins and Democrats smashed recent turnout levels in Texas' first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections, giving Republicans a potential glimpse of what's ahead in the first midterms under President Donald Trump.
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.