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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…

Texas Supreme Court allows for arrest of Democrats who don’t show up to Legislature

House Democrats who refuse to show up for the Legislature could soon be detained by law enforcement…

Gov. Greg Abbott, House Speaker Dade Phelan, ask Texas Supreme Court to overturn ruling blocking arrest of Democrats

Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan asked the Texas Supreme Court on Monday to overturn…

Local mask mandates pop up in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning COVID-19 restrictions

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is the most recent official to defy the governor’s order. He announced Monday…

Justice Department sues Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott’s order for law enforcement to pull over vehicles with migrants

On Wednesday, Abbott issued the order, allowing Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to reroute civilian vehicles…


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