Texas bill aimed at criminalizing abortion no longer moving forward
It’s the type of punishment a proposed Texas House bill would have allowed if a woman has an abortion.
Texas Senate backs ‘born alive’ abortion bill
The Texas Senate gave initial approval Monday to a bill requiring doctors who perform abortions to treat a baby born alive during the procedure —…
Trump-related school assignment stirs anger, death threats to Houston-area school district
A Goose Creek CISD teacher’s apparent classroom mishap put her on the receiving end of threatening calls, including death threats, district officials said.
Texas Senate seeks to tap billions from rainy day fund
Aiming to cover lingering expenses related to Hurricane Harvey and add additional safety measures at schools, state senators on Wednesday approved spending more than $4…
Texas GOP races to shore up the suburbs for 2020
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans barely escaped a colossal defeat last year. Now the party is scrambling to avoid a repeat in 2020.
GOP nightmare as Alabama’s Roy Moore signals he might run again
Roy Moore, a conservative lightning rod who cost the Republican Party a Senate seat in deep-red Alabama, is signaling fresh interest in mounting another campaign…
Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas from purging voters in citizenship review
In a major victory for voting rights groups, a federal judge has ordered that no Texas county should purge suspected noncitizen voters from the rolls…
Americans continue their march to low-tax states
The United States Census Bureau released its annual state-by-state population estimates for 2018 in late December. It highlights migration trends across the states and sketches…
Mumps outbreak confirmed at ICE detention facility in Houston
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Health Department confirmed seven mumps cases at an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Houston Saturday afternoon.…
Texas Republicans fear Trump could lose the state in 2020
Top Republicans in Texas are sounding the alarm about 2020, warning President Trump could lose the usually reliably red state unless he devotes resources and…