Gov. Greg Abbott in a press conference Tuesday in Lubbock announced the end of pandemic measures including limitations on business capacity and a statewide mask mandate. With only about 12% of Texans vaccinated, some argue the move is political while others who decried the measures as govern…
Reporting damage to the Texas Division of Emergency Management is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to an insurance agency and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.
Texas residents said the storm — and ensuing partial collapse of the state's power system — sapped what mental reserves they had left after eleven months of a global health crisis that has cost thousands of jobs and claimed more than 40,000 lives in the state.
The Census Bureau now says it will get detailed results of the national population count to states by Sept. 30. That means Gov. Greg Abbott will almost certainly need to call lawmakers back for overtime in the fall to craft new Congressional and legislative districts.
With winter weather coming and after a deadly 130-vehicle pileup on an icy Interstate 35 near Fort Worth, NWS meteorologists are warning that today may be the last good day to prepare for several days of snow and ice.
In a first for the Texas Senate, these regional hearings will allow members of the public to testify before the Committee via Zoom videoconference.
The lieutenant governor's request comes as distribution of the vaccine in Texas has been beset with miscommunication and technical issues that have created confusion for patients and providers, even as Texas outpaces other states in administering the vaccine.
After a tumultuous 2020, governmental officials look forward to the end of Covid-19 and are taking an optimistic look at the new year with anticipation the country will both prosper economically and connect again socially.
Several Texas lawmakers said they would not vote to end the system of partisan judicial elections, which critics say allows for the appearance of impropriety if not bias itself.
As southwest Louisiana recovers from the back-to-back hurricanes that hammered the region this year, signs of progress compete with lingering evidence of mass destruction.
The Region D Water Planning Group thanked outgoing political subdivision administrator Walt Sears, who had been with the group since it’s first water-planning cycle over 20 years ago.
The Ark-Tex Council of Governments met via Zoom and reviewed Covid-19 relief available to local businesses and took care of end-of-year housekeeping Thursday.
The report also recommends that anyone younger than 40 who gathered with people outside their immediate household during Thanksgiving should “assume you became infected.”
County Judge Randy Moore expressed a growing concern that county officials may have to take action, per Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order 32, if the area’s Covid-19 hospitalization rate doesn’t fall below 15% by Friday.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging drivers to make safety a top priority this holiday, as increased travel can present additional challenges for drivers.
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Civil rights groups and voting advocates had argued the restriction would disproportionately impact low-income voters, voters with disabilities, older voters and voters of color in Democratic counties.
“I’ve got the message up to him,” said Allen West, who took over as party chair in July. “I’d like to see the president come back to Texas one more time, especially come back to North Texas.”
This Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and Texas hunters/anglers are encouraged to invite others to join them in outdoor adventures.
Paris antique collectors may soon have the opportunity to showcase their antiques on the History Channel’s “American Pickers.”
The Texas Department of State Health Services said it will now rely on a calculation that takes into account the date on which a coronavirus test was administered, rather than when it was reported.