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In a contested election such as 2022, top-of-the-ballot races receive the attention, but the lower-ballot races, such as for county party chairman, have also drawn candidates. more
The number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state continues to rise steeply, with 125,033 reported in the past week, along with 937 deaths. New cases in Texas were up 27% compared to the previous week … more
The Texas Workforce Commission released June employment figures that showed Texas employers added nearly 56,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.5%. “The Texas economy … more
Claudia Torres-Yañez walked into the Texas Capitol at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to testify against Republican efforts to enact new voting restrictions in the state. Fifteen hours later, she was … more
Outnumbered and virtually powerless to block conservative priorities they oppose, Democrats in the Texas Legislature say they are keeping their options open as they prepare for a special session that … more
The Texas Legislature closed out its regular 140-day session Monday with sniping among the state’s top political leaders and lawmakers already well aware they will be back this calendar year … more
Inspired by the example set by former President Donald Trump, who regularly railed against social media companies before they banned him from their platforms, Republicans in Texas have focused their … more
Some thought it might happen as early as 2014 — and then 2016, and, of course, in 2018. When all those elections proved disappointing, Texas Democrats said 2020 would be the year, given … more
A federal appeals court on Monday put a temporary hold on a lower court’s ruling last week that reinstated the practice of straight-ticket voting, again casting into uncertainty whether Texas … more
A litigious conservative activist in Houston, the Harris County Republican party, and a number of Republican officials and candidates are asking the Texas Supreme Court to limit in-person and … more
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chairman Allen West, … more
The amount of unemployment benefits coming to Texans remained up in the air Monday as confusion persisted over President Donald Trump’s weekend executive orders designed to provide economic … more
A weekend of protest and mourning: George Floyd’s death spurs demonstrations in Texas cities By Eddie Gaspar, Shelby Tauber, Pu Ying Huang and Miguel Gutierrez Jr., The Texas … 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
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 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
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed another round of spending Thursday to fend off economic calamity as the new coronavirus continues to create commercial chaos. With a price tag of $484 … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has lived through an oil crash before, and felt its effects firsthand. His parents owned a small oil services business in 1986, when a sudden drop in prices … more
Citing the state’s stay-at-home order, the Texas secretary of state is instructing municipalities to delay their May 2 elections. In an email to local election officials sent Thursday … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday sought to get Texans to stay at home for the next month to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, issuing an order that says they must "minimize" social gatherings and … more
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