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Vaccination slots filling up as Texas children ages …

For months, Pearland realtor Gerald Hatter had been anxiously waiting on news that her 11-year-old daughter Bella Hatter would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. On Wednesday, one day after the …

Looking at Texans’ differences by looking at …

Most Texans don’t think the political divisions in the state are as bad as they look; 81% told surveyors for a new Threads of Texas project that Texans’ common attitudes outnumber their …

Texas Legislature approves bill to ban residential …

With just over two weeks remaining in the legislative session, the governor’s office is getting the first key bill that Texas House and Senate lawmakers have passed in response to …

Analysis: Just when you think campaign season is over, …

Beto O’Rourke is thinking about challenging Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2022 election. Abbott is already responding, the way candidates do. You’re right to think this is happening early. …

Analysis: At a time like this, who needs another …

The Texas Legislature is not short of emergencies that need attention, but Gov. Greg Abbott, who is giving his biennial State of the State speech next Monday, might have some ideas about …

Texas again sets record for new coronavirus infections …

Texas again sets record for new coronavirus infections as testing also sees sustained highs By Edgar Walters, Carla Astudillo, Chris Essig and Mandi Cai, The Texas Tribune Nov. 25, …

COVID-19 vaccines may be coming soon, but most Texans …

COVID-19 vaccines may be coming soon, but most Texans won’t get them for months. Here’s why. By Shannon Najmabadi and Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune Nov. 20, 2020 …

Order allowing Texas counties to have multiple mail-in …

A state appeals court on Friday upheld a Travis County State district court order allowing Texas counties to have multiple drop-off locations for hand delivery of absentee ballots, undercutting Gov. …

Health officials predict most Texans won't have access …

If a COVID-19 vaccine is ready next month, Texas health officials predict it won’t be widely available to Texans until at least July. Under the state’s vaccine distribution plan, …

Early voting appears up in Texas. It’s too early to …

The lines were long at polling locations across Texas on the first day of early voting Tuesday, and some of the state’s biggest counties reported record first-day turnout. But with reliable …

Houston Republicans sue to limit in-person and …

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 …

As the school year begins online, thousands of Texas …

Texas schools struggled this spring to abruptly shift from teaching students in classrooms to reaching them at home. Many students fell behind in the makeshift remote learning systems cobbled …

"We're all holding our breath": Health experts on …

As schools and universities across Texas begin reopening, families, students and educators are adjusting to remote instruction, schools are preparing to file weekly reports on COVID-19 cases and …

Several Texas cities issue mandatory evacuation orders …

Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he was adding 36 more counties to his state disaster declaration as Hurricane Laura approached the Texas coast. Fifty-nine of Texas' 254 counties are now under the …

As the Texas restaurant industry struggles, so do …

Before the coronavirus hit Texas earlier this year, Eric Silverstein celebrated one year of opening his newest restaurant, Bar Peached, in Austin. But ever since the pandemic led to business …

USPS warns Texas that some mail-in ballots may be …

The U.S. Postal Service has warned Texas officials that some ballots cast by mail may not arrive in time to be counted for the November election thanks to certain state deadlines for mail-in ballots …

"I truly thought last Friday was gonna be my last," …

State Rep. Tony Tinderholt was hospitalized last week after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the lawmaker confirmed Friday to The Texas Tribune, marking the first known case involving a …

Texas is clawing back $32 million in unemployment …

More than 46,000 Texans who lost their jobs in recent months are having portions of their unemployment benefits clawed back after the Texas Workforce Commission found that they were initially …

“How many more are coming?”

“How many more are coming?” What it’s like inside hospitals as coronavirus grips Texas’ Rio Grande Valley By Shannon Najmabadi and Miguel Gutierrez Jr., The Texas Tribune …

Texas to impose new safety rules for child care …

Gov. Greg Abbott directed a state health agency Tuesday to enact new safety standards for child care centers during the coronavirus — more than a week after prior rules for the centers were …
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