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The off-duty Houston Police Officer Gizelle Solorio ,who was killed in a wrong-way crash near Sealy on I-10 Dec. 19, 2019, was found to have a blood-alcohol level double the legal limit at the time … more
The Texas Workforce Commission announced a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 12.8% as of May 22 – a record for Texas. During the past month, a TWC press release said, the Texas economy … more
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details. A federal judge opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering Tuesday that all state voters, … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can … more
AUSTIN — Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement … more
The Texas Army National Guard and the Texas High School Coaches Association released the 2019-20 Academic All-State Recipients for tennis, golf, track, softball and baseball on May 1 and 84 … more
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily put on hold an expansion of voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. Siding with Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Supreme Court blocked a state … more
After three declarations honoring National Police Week, National Emergency Medical Services Week and National Public Works Week instituted by Katy Mayor Bill Hastings, the Katy City Council approved … more
For the first time since 2016, the first overall pick of the NFL Draft did not play his high school football in the state of Texas as Ohio’s Joe Burrow stayed in Cincinnati and will quarterback … more
After all of about 48 hours on the free-agency market, former Katy High School and Texas Christian University quarterback Andy Dalton signed a deal with a base salary of $3 million to be the backup … more
Four weeks ago, Julia Spencer woke up in her Los Angeles apartment to a 6 a.m. call from Austin’s Barton Hills Assisted Living facility. Her mother, Helen Spencer, had died at the age of 87. … more
Another 247,179 Texans filed for unemployment last week. That brings the total number of new claims in the state to about 1.8 million in the past seven weeks, since Gov. Greg Abbott declared the … more
The public health and economic crises wrought by the coronavirus have upended the financial lives of more than 1.5 million Texans, leaving an unknown number to accumulate a backlog of bills as they … more
AUSTIN — An executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen in-store retail shopping, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, museums, libraries and more took effect May 1 and will continue … more
The University of Texas at Arlington has paused its search for a new president due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, elevating Provost Teik Lim to serve in the role in the interim. University … more
"Texas reports record coronavirus deaths the day before stores open. But Gov. Greg Abbott sees hope in other metrics." was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media … more
Law enforcement authorities arrested Christopher Calob Batiste, Datavian Lee McDonald, Jadarious Jaymond Polley and an unnamed minor April 30. The foursome has been charged with the April 29 … more
Editor's note: This story has been updated with a new statement from the Texas Workforce Commission saying it's re-evaluating certain rules for unemployment benefits. Restaurant servers, retail … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin opening in phases in May. First to open on May 1: … more
A call center run by the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School gets a notification every time its nurse triage team calls a patient with the bad news that they’ve tested positive … more
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