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All Texas Democrats in the House called for impeaching Trump after riot

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune With Democratic leadership in Congress calling for the removal of President Donald Trump 12 days before his term expires, all...

Texas Capitol closed after Trump supporters storm U.S. Congress

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday closed the state Capitol and surrounding grounds after supporters of President Donald...

1 million vaccine doses expected in Texas by year’s end

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 1 million Texans are expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of the month as part...

Cortez requests priority vaccine access for school employees

Saying public school employees are clearly frontline workers and deserve protection as such, State Board of Education Member Ruben Cortez submitted a letter Thursday...

Texas governor restricts mail-in ballot drop-off locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of locations where Texas voters can drop off their mail-in ballots has been vastly reduced to ensure poll...

Texas governor renews virus disaster declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state’s disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state approaches...

Texas passes 500K cases; infection rate soars to new high

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott suggested family and...

Governor says virus tests may increase as schools reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off...

Abbott: Local health officials can shut schools only in limited circumstances

By Aliyya Swaby | Texas Tribune In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of...

TEA: Schools can stay closed without losing funding if local health officials order it

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Local public health officials will be able to keep Texas schools closed for in-person instruction this fall without risking state...