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Texas judge allows Harris County to send all voters …

A state district judge on Friday ruled that Harris County can move forward with its plan to send every registered voter an application to request a mail-in ballot for the November general …

Report: Harris County’s bail reforms let more people …

A new report examining the impact of recent changes to bail practices in Harris County found that releasing more misdemeanor defendants from jail without requiring cash bail did not lead to an …

“This is not a drill”

Fort Bend County Judge KP George has declared the county is now in the red “high-risk” category as of July 14 as COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the state. In a morning …

Judge orders ICE to free migrant children from family …

As the coronavirus spreads in detention centers, a federal judge ordered the release of migrant children held for more than 20 days at three family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania, the …

Coronavirus patients crowd some Texas ICUs as Gov. …

As the number of patients hospitalized with the coronavirus has reached record highs 12 days in a row, Gov. Greg Abbott and other health officials have stressed that the state has …

Hidalgo issues "no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no …

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced in a late-afternoon press conference that she has issued an executive order requiring masks to be worn inside businesses in the county. Hidalgo said the …

Federal judge says all Texas voters can apply to vote …

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, …
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