Republican gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines said Wednesday he will not fire a campaign staffer who said on his YouTube channel in 2020 that he wants to “restore historical American culture” by “maintaining a supermajority of the original stock of the United States, and maintaining a homogeneity,” referring to white people.
Governor Greg Abbott today ordered the Texas Division of Emergency Management to increase the readiness of the State Operations Center (SOC) ahead of winter weather that is expected to impact large portions of Texas beginning Thursday morning and into the weekend.
Todd Smith, a top political consultant to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was indicted Tuesday on felony charges of theft and commercial bribery related to taking money in exchange for state hemp licenses that are doled out through Miller’s office, according to Travis County district attorney José Garza.
The Texas A&M Forest Service warns that elevated to critical fire weather is forecast for West Texas, South Plains, Big Country, Permian Basin, Big Bend, and the border region through the end of the week.
There are safe places in Lubbock and across Texas to take a baby if the mother cannot care for it. The child will be cared for, no questions asked, if taken to one of these places unharmed. It is called the Baby Moses Law.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 19 other states’ AG offices in a letter requesting the Health and Human Services Secretary voluntarily end COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates for federally funded pre-K programs.
Regional infusion centers in Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, San Antonio and The Woodlands have exhausted their supply of sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody effective against the COVID-19 Omicron variant...
We are elated to partner with the Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program to assist citizens that have been affected by Covid-19, as well those who are unemployed or underemployed,” said Executive Director Tracy Andrus.
A Lubbock man accused of enticing a 14-year-old girl from her home in Georgia and taking her to Texas has been sentenced in federal court, according to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham.
The Supreme Court has formally returned a lawsuit over Texas’ six-week abortion ban to a federal appeals court that has twice allowed the law to stay in effect, rather than to a district judge who sought to block it.
The state’s Court of Criminal Appeals issued an 8-1 opinion saying a provision of the law violates the separation of powers clause in the Texas Constitution, representing an intrusion by the executive branch into the judicial branch.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirms he is investigating the shooting death of Chad Read, however, the statement never mentioned Read’s name. The AG says it is a high-profile case that has received nationwide media coverage, which prompted the AG’s office to issue a statement.
Texas Mutual awarded grants to organizations with a focus on training current and future skilled workforce in safe work practices (especially in industries or occupations at higher risk for workplace accidents); creating strong pathways for in-demand, middle-skilled jobs; upskilling and reskilling adult learners using earn-and-learn initiatives.
Sameera Hafiz, policy director for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center — which is a national immigrant rights advocacy group that also provides legal training — said the Biden administration’s record on immigration hasn’t been significantly different from Trump’s in some ways.
The federal vaccine mandate, which would require businesses with more than 100 employees to require employee vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing, is currently on hold after the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a stay last month.
O’Rourke’s decision to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott ends months of speculation and gives Democrats a formidable campaigner at the top of the ticket — someone who transformed Texas politics with his blockbuster campaign against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the formation of the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety in the wake of the tragedy at Astroworld Festival in Houston that left at least eight concertgoers dead and injured hundreds of others.
The Governor of Texas signed Senate Bill number 8 into law Monday, allocating nearly $16 billion in funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, including more than $7 billion toward the Unemployment Compensation Fund and $500 million in broadband infrastructure.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced that due to the total requests for assistance now exceeding all Texas Rent Relief funds available, the program is closing its application portal to new applications and additional funding requests tomorrow, Friday, November 5, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.