The Texas House unanimously adopted rules Thursday that will require members to wear masks in the chamber and during committee hearings and allow them to cast votes on legislation from outside the House floor.
An 18-year veteran of the Houston Police Department is under federal investigation for his participation in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in Texas in mid-December, marking a significant milestone in the battle against the virus. But it will be months before vaccine doses are widely available, and the rollout is leaving eligible Texans with more questions than answers.
Twenty-eight coronavirus vaccination hubs will receive most of the state’s next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines this week, with 158,825 doses shipping to providers able to manage large-scale efforts as more doses arrive in the state.
Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas faced calls for his resignation Wednesday as Texas Democrats said his leading role in efforts to block the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory empowered the pro-Donald Trump rioters who breached the Capitol and disrupted the certification process.
By Shawn Mulcahy, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Abby Livingston
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine to the people eligible to receive it has proven far from easy. Its rollout in Texas has been marred by poor messaging from state officials, technical errors, logistical delays and supply shortages.
A Canadian woman accused of mailing packages containing the deadly poison ricin to the White House and several Texas law enforcement agencies has been indicted on federal charges of making interstate threats and violating prohibitions on biological weapons.
A 1-year-old Texas boy who was the focus of a statewide Amber Alert was found safe Tuesday and his mother, who authorities said made threatening statements about harming herself and the baby, is in custody.
A Central Texas man who’s charged with three counts of murder in the weekend deaths of his wife and two children was found covered in blood on a bed with the three bodies, a complaint released Monday says.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block the battleground states from casting “unlawful and constitutionally tainted votes” in the Electoral College. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, experts say.
The last time case numbers were this high, Abbott closed bars and urged Texans to avoid summer holiday gatherings. This time, he’s staying the course, relying on a 2-month-old blueprint to claw back reopenings regionally based on hospitalizations.
The morgue in El Paso is so overwhelmed by the number of people dying from COVID-19 that inmates from the county’s detention facility are being brought in to assist with the overflow of bodies awaiting autopsy.
The number of coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals has nearly doubled since October, and average infections are at their highest point in almost three months — leaving health officials bracing for a potential crush of hospitalizations going into the holidays.
By Mandi Cai, Matthew Watkins, Anna Novak and Darla Cameron
In order to turn the tide in 2020, Biden needed to take advantage of population growth in the state’s biggest cities and political shifts in the suburbs to erase Trump’s massive advantages in rural areas of the state.