For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly …

Accurate and up-to-date coronavirus data is critical — not just for informing the officials making policy, but for parents trying to decide whether to send their kids to day care and business owners wondering whether to reopen their stores.But Texas officials keep correcting the data — wheth…

Gov. Greg Abbott will skip the Republican National Convention later this month in North Carolina as he continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in Texas, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will instead chair the state's delegation to the scaled-down gathering.Abbott announced the plan in a let…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress joined advocates for women Tuesday to continue the call for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment following the death of a soldier investigators believe was killed and dismembered by someone stationed at the same Texas base.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar delivered bleak but unsurprising news Monday: Because of the economic fallout triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the amount of general revenue available for the state’s current two-year budget is projected to be roughly $11.5 billion less than originally est…

Facing growing backlash from teachers, parents and health officials, Texas education officials Friday relaxed a previous order that would have given public schools just three weeks from the start of the fall semester to reopen their classrooms for in-person instruction.School districts will …

As the number of new coronavirus cases in Texas continues to rise and hospitals grow more crowded, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday there is no statewide shutdown looming.Abbott said last week that if the spread of the virus didn't slow, "the next step would have to be a lockdown." But in a te…

The State Fair of Texas, slated for this fall, was canceled Tuesday because of ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, fair organizers said in a public statement.“One of the greatest aspects of the Fair is welcoming each and every person who passes through our gates with smiles…

More than 96,000 Texans applied for jobless relief last week, a 7.4% bump over the week before.It is a reversal for Texas, which had seen the number of applications for unemployment benefits fall almost every week over week since mid-March, when large numbers of Texans began filing jobless c…

The Texas Workforce Commission decided Tuesday to postpone reinstating a work-search requirement for out-of-work Texans receiving unemployment benefits.The requirement that Texans be actively searching for a job in order to receive benefits was initially slated to go into effect Monday. But …

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law Monday that would have curtailed access to abortions in the state and that was nearly identical to a measure the court overturned in Texas in 2016.The ruling is a win for advocates of abortion access, who feared the case could quicklypave th…

With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions that had been eased under his reopening plan."We want to make sure…

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the Trump administration's efforts to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, declaring in a 5-to-4 opinion that the 2012 initiative was inappropriately terminated by the Trump administration.The court's decision come…

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will once again have to prove they have searched for a job or tried to reopen their business if they want to continue receiving aid starting next month.The Texas Workforce Commission decided Tuesday to restore its work search requirement beginning July …

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