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Beto O’Rourke says he’s running for Texas governor

O’Rourke’s decision to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott ends months of speculation and gives Democrats a formidable campaigner…

Texas schools can again set their own face mask rules after federal judge overrules Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools violates the Americans…

Greg Abbott leads Beto O’Rourke by 9 percentage points in hypothetical matchup, UT/TT Poll finds

The poll also found that potential candidate Matthew McConaughey is not universally beloved by Texans. About a…

Texas says popular cannabis extract, delta-8, is illegal, sending retailers scrambling

The federal farm bill in 2018 made the substance legal because of its low THC content.

Power companies required to better prepare plants for winter in first phase of rule approved by Texas regulators

The state Public Utility Commission adopted a rule — which experts first recommended a decade ago following…

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sues Biden administration in bid to force construction of U.S.-Mexico border wall

Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt argue that Biden can’t legally stop border wall construction after…

Bill tightening Texas election laws is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk

Senate Bill 1 rewrites Texas election laws to further restrict the voting-by-mail process and outlaw local voting…

Full FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine opens door for vaccine mandates in Texas

With the U.S. Food and Drug administration’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, Texas is in uncharted…

Texas Senate outlasts 15-hour filibuster by Sen. Carol Alvarado to pass GOP voting restrictions bill

BY ALEXA URA Since before sunset Wednesday, state Sen. Carol Alvarado had been on her feet speaking, not allowed…

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan signs 52 arrest warrants for absent Democrats in bid to end chamber’s weekslong stalemate

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan on Tuesday evening signed civil arrest warrants for 52 House Democrats still missing from…


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