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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick proposes ending university tenure to combat critical race theory teachings

Patrick’s declarations come days after the UT-Austin Faculty Council approved a measure reaffirming instructors’ right to teach…

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Trump’s man in Texas, has quietly amassed influence — to the detriment of fellow Republicans

Patrick urged former Gov. Rick Perry to mount a challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is seeking…

Texas judge opens door for widespread constitutional challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative

A Travis County judge Thursday tossed out the trespassing charge of an Ecuadorian man who said he…

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz join united Republican opposition to federal voting rights bills

Democrats’ options for passing a voting rights bill dwindle as tensions escalate in the Senate.

How a former U.S. military translator escaped Afghanistan with his family and started over in Texas

Lucky took his family back to Afghanistan when his mother was hospitalized with kidney problems. Then the…

Texas abortion providers want district court, not conservative appeals court, to hear challenge to restrictive law

Lawyers for the providers argue that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should send the challenge…

COVID-19 hospitalizations double in Texas as omicron strains staffing

The number is surging, though it is still much lower than the peak one year ago.

Texas puts final estimate of winter storm death toll at 246

Officials added 36 to the estimate of lives lost in the disaster, which knocked out power in…

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…


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