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After months in limbo, Texas lawmakers took a step toward expanding and funding virtual learning as the pandemic still proves a threat to families not yet comfortable sending their children back to … more
After months of political wrangling, the Texas House has advanced a bill that could give retired teachers, counselors and other school staff a one-time payment of up to $2,400. Senate Bill 7, … more
Texas will soon stop paying extended benefits because of a decline in the state’s unemployment rate, the Texas Workforce Commission announced Thursday. The state has historically given … more
A week after public health officials in Texas’ most populous county started handing out $100 cash cards to locals getting their first COVID-19 shot, the number of daily vaccinations has shot up … more
Port Houston reached new heights with its biggest month ever recorded for container twenty-foot-equivalent units, according to a press release from the port. This July Port Houston recorded … 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
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he has now tested negative for COVID-19, he announced Saturday, just four days after testing positive for the virus. “I am told that my infection was brief and … more
An injunction was granted by the 434th District Court of Texas granting an injunction upholding Fort Bend County’s order on wearing masks in county buildings, the office of Fort Bend County … more
The Texas Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for school districts to require people to wear masks in classrooms — at least for now. For cities, counties and school districts that have … more
State Trooper Drew Stoner of Rosenberg received the Medal of Valor from the Texas Department of Public Safety during an Aug. 12 ceremony. Stoner was joined by five other officers from across the … more
Office of the Governor Communications Director Mark Miner today issued a statement after Governor Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19:. "Governor Greg Abbott today tested positive for the … more
A growing number of school districts, counties and cities have defied Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates, as COVID-19 cases continue to spike due to the delta variant and … more
Setting the stage for what is expected to be a bruising battle over political representation, the results of the 2020 census released Thursday showed that Texas’ explosive growth over the past … more
With the school year beginning in person for many districts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public of steps they can take to keep students and staff members … more
As Texas students too young to get vaccinated head back to school while the highly contagious delta variant threatens to overflow hospitals, a growing cadre of local government officials have … more
The number of Texans hospitalized with lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases is increasing faster than at any other point since the pandemic began in early 2020, due to the highly contagious delta … more
Texas Democrats on Saturday blocked a quorum in the House for the third time this year as the Legislature kicked off its second special legislative session called to pass the GOP elections bill, … more
The Comptroller encourages all taxpayers to continue practicing social distancing and support Texas businesses while saving money on tax-free purchases of most clothing, footwear, school supplies and … more
Texas nurse Jenna Price gets half a dozen solicitations a day from hospitals and staffing agencies that want to pay her four times her current salary to leave her job at a suburban Central Texas … more
The order has been drawn for eight proposed amendments to the much-amended Texas Constitution that will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. The proposed amendments were approved by at least two thirds of … more
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