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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…

SEC votes to invite Texas, Oklahoma

The decision comes just a week after news surfaced that the two schools planned to leave the…

“On a crash course”: Texas hospitals brace for another COVID-19 surge as delta variant burns through unvaccinated communities

Hospital officials worry that "staggering and frightening" hospitalization rates will push facilities to capacity at a time…

University of Texas officially asks to join the SEC

The university is seeking to leave the Big 12 along with the University of Oklahoma, a move…

Texas lawmakers to testify as U.S. House oversight committee plans hearing on Texas voting bill

Three of the Democratic legislators who went to Washington, D.C., to deny the Texas House a quorum…

Speaker Dade Phelan signs civil arrest warrant for Texas House Democrat who returned to Washington

The warrant to apprehend state Rep. Philip Cortez is the first one signed by the speaker since…

Austin, Travis County urge everyone to wear masks and for unvaccinated residents to stay home as COVID-19 cases surge

Officials announced Stage 4 protocols just eight days after going to Stage 3. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations…

Beto O’Rourke group gives $600,000 to House Democrats’ stay in D.C.

Members left Texas about 10 days ago and have said they plan to stay out of state…


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