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Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House Ethics Committee is investigating Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, the panel said in a statement on Tuesday. The committee did not specify what it is investigating and said it will make another announcement on the matter by May 10. The issue was first flagged to […]

Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images (AUSTIN, Texas) — The Texas Medical Board released guidance on what qualifies for an exception to the state’s multiple abortion bans, weighing in on how physicians can provide care in medical emergencies. While the board voted to publish the guidance publicly, they will vote on adopting the guidance in the future. The […]

Texas A&M Forest Service via Getty Images (AMARILLO, Texas) — Multiple fires are impacting the Texas Panhandle, including what has quickly grown to become the second-largest wildfire in Texas history. Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster declaration for 60 counties on Tuesday due to “widespread wildfire activity throughout the state.” The largest of the blazes […]

Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images (KILLEEN, Texas) — A small county in Texas is bracing for a state of emergency when hundreds of thousands of skywatchers are expected to flock to the South for the total solar eclipse in April. Bell County Judge David Blackburn issued a local disaster declaration this week, ahead of the April 8 […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (EL PASO, Texas) — The Texas Attorney General’s office is suing to shut down a well-known Catholic nonprofit that helps to shelter migrants in El Paso, Texas. Officials from the AG’s office visited Annunciation House on Feb. 7, demanding it provide extensive documentation that included the identities of all migrants the organization […]

Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu via Getty Images, FILE (EAGLE PASS, Texas) — Texas is building a new military base for National Guard members deployed to the southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas — where state and federal authorities have been in a tense conflict over dealing with immigration — Gov. Greg Abbott said. At a news […]

George Family Photo (MONT BELVIEU, Texas) — A judge has ordered a trial to take place and determine if a school district can continue penalizing a Black Texas high school student for the length of his dreadlocks which would run afoul of the state’s CROWN Act, a law which protects from hair discrimination. The judge […]

In this Aug. 24, 2023, file photo, law enforcement officials patrol the edge of Eagle Pass’ Shelby Park, in Eagle Pass, Texas. — Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images, FILE (EAGLE PASS, Texas) — The Department of Justice accused the Texas National Guard of blocking Border Patrol agents from accessing a 2.5-mile stretch of the southern […]

In this Aug. 24, 2023, file photo, law enforcement officials patrol the edge of Eagle Pass’ Shelby Park, in Eagle Pass, Texas. — Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images, FILE (EAGLE PASS, Texas) — The state of Texas has seized control of a nearly 50-acre park on the banks of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, […]

Robert Yancy, Jr., 39, in a photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. — Texas Department of Criminal Justice (BRAZORIA, Texas) — A man serving a life sentence in Texas for continuous sexual abuse of a child was captured Monday after nearly a day on the run, law enforcement officials said. Robert Yancy […]