Texas Capitol staffer says pandemic protocols are a must this session: “It’s the ability to think of others”

Texas Capitol staffer says pandemic protocols are a must this session: “It’s the ability to think…

The NRA says it’s moving to Texas. Bankruptcy experts say it may be more of a legal move than a physical one.

The NRA says it’s moving to Texas. Bankruptcy experts say it may be more of a…

Trump administration extends health care safety net for uninsured Texans

Trump administration extends health care safety net for uninsured Texans Federal officials approved an extension…

Texas lawmakers aren’t all eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Austin’s top health official is trying to get them vaccinated anyway.

Texas lawmakers aren’t all eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Austin’s top health official is trying to…

Texas Capitol to close Saturday, before planned armed protests of Joe Biden’s inauguration

Texas Capitol to close Saturday, before planned armed protests of Joe Biden’s inauguration The Texas…

Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration …

Texas schools are wary of losing funding gains lawmakers provided in 2019

Texas schools are wary of losing funding gains lawmakers provided in 2019 Student Kaison Hockenbarger…

Dade Phelan raised $4.4 million as he ascended to Texas House speakership

Dade Phelan raised .4 million as he ascended to Texas House speakership Phelan announced Nov.…

Texas House member tests positive for coronavirus during first week of legislative session, forcing other state lawmakers into quarantine

Texas House member tests positive for coronavirus during first week of legislative session, forcing other state…

Analysis: The odds for legal pot and casinos in Texas just got worse

Analysis: The odds for legal pot and casinos in Texas just got worse Ocean Casino…

Texas becomes first state to administer 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Texas becomes first state to administer 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine ​ The state…

Texas House requires masks for 2021 legislative session, declines to expand virtual testimony

Texas House requires masks for 2021 legislative session, declines to expand virtual testimony Legislators greet…

Texas laws protecting whistleblowers don't apply to Attorney General Ken Paxton, his agency argues in bid to quash lawsuit

Texas laws protecting whistleblowers don’t apply to Attorney General Ken Paxton, his agency argues in bid…

Texas Senate changes rules so Republicans can still bring bills to floor without Democratic support

Texas Senate changes rules so Republicans can still bring bills to floor without Democratic support …

Houston police officer under investigation after participating in U.S. Capitol riot

Houston police officer under investigation after participating in U.S. Capitol riot A Houston police officer…

Ken Paxton is only state attorney general in the U.S. who didn’t sign letters condemning Capitol insurrection

Ken Paxton is only state attorney general in the U.S. who didn’t sign letters condemning Capitol…

Tribcast: A U.S. Capitol insurrection and the first week of the Texas Legislature

Tribcast: A U.S. Capitol insurrection and the first week of the Texas Legislature The Texas…

All Texas Democrats in U.S. House voted to impeach Donald Trump. No Texas Republicans joined them.

All Texas Democrats in U.S. House voted to impeach Donald Trump. No Texas Republicans joined them. …

A Texas lawmaker worked with the state restaurant association to draft an alcohol-to-go bill. His wife lobbies for the group.

A Texas lawmaker worked with the state restaurant association to draft an alcohol-to-go bill. His wife…

Where parents and students in Texas can turn for help with mental health concerns

Where parents and students in Texas can turn for help with mental health concerns The…

Jordan’s story: Isolated, anxious and failing online classes, an 11-year-old Texas boy considered suicide

Jordan’s story: Isolated, anxious and failing online classes, an 11-year-old Texas boy considered suicide Mental…

Analysis: Make government boring again

Analysis: Make government boring again Security for the opening day of the Texas Legislature’s session…

U.S. representatives from Texas vote along party lines on resolution asking Pence to remove Trump from office

U.S. representatives from Texas vote along party lines on resolution asking Pence to remove Trump from…

In his first public appearance since Capitol riot, Trump visits Texas border to tout wall construction

In his first public appearance since Capitol riot, Trump visits Texas border to tout wall construction …

Texas legislative session begins with heavy security presence following U.S. Capitol riot

Texas legislative session begins with heavy security presence following U.S. Capitol riot Security at the…

Texas House elects Dade Phelan speaker as 2021 legislative session gets underway

Texas House elects Dade Phelan speaker as 2021 legislative session gets underway State Rep. Dade…

Watch: Live video of the Texas House and Texas Senate

Watch: Live video of the Texas House and Texas Senate During the 2021 legislative session,…

Point of Order: The incoming speaker speaks

Point of Order: The incoming speaker speaks Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune. (Audio…

The Texas Legislature convenes for its 2021 session Tuesday. Here are 5 things to watch.

The Texas Legislature convenes for its 2021 session Tuesday. Here are 5 things to watch. …

Wendy Davis says Trump supporters harassing a Biden bus in Texas should have served as a warning before U.S. Capitol riot

Wendy Davis says Trump supporters harassing a Biden bus in Texas should have served as a…

Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with the next state budget, but decrease isn’t as bad as feared

Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with the next state budget, but decrease isn’t as…

Watch Gov. Greg Abbott discuss Texas vaccination hubs at noon Central time

Watch Gov. Greg Abbott discuss Texas vaccination hubs at noon Central time Need to stay…

In 2021, the Texas Legislature remains mostly white and male

In 2021, the Texas Legislature remains mostly white and male Credit: Bob Daemmrich for The…

Join The Texas Tribune for a live interview with new members of the Texas Senate

Join The Texas Tribune for a live interview with new members of the Texas Senate …

Four years ago, Texas Republicans were the most likely to use mail-in voting. Here’s how that flipped in the last election.

Four years ago, Texas Republicans were the most likely to use mail-in voting. Here’s how that…

Texas announces sites for next COVID-19 vaccine shipment

Texas announces sites for next COVID-19 vaccine shipment Vaccines are being sent to hubs to…

Donald Trump visiting Texas' Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday as his administration rushes to award more border wall contracts

Donald Trump visiting Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday as his administration rushes to award more…

In rural Texas, frustration with a disjointed vaccine rollout grows: “We’re better than this”

In rural Texas, frustration with a disjointed vaccine rollout grows: “We’re better than this” Health…

Advocates worry vaccines will be out of reach for Black and Hispanic neighborhoods devastated by COVID-19

Advocates worry vaccines will be out of reach for Black and Hispanic neighborhoods devastated by COVID-19 …

UT-Austin keeping most classes virtual through January as coronavirus infections soar in Travis County

UT-Austin keeping most classes virtual through January as coronavirus infections soar in Travis County Students…

Joe Biden says Texas voters should oust Ted Cruz in next election

Joe Biden says Texas voters should oust Ted Cruz in next election Senator Ted Cruz,…

Clogged phone lines and ethical dilemmas: Texas health providers scramble to roll out vaccine with little state guidance

Clogged phone lines and ethical dilemmas: Texas health providers scramble to roll out vaccine with little…

GOP megadonor couple from Hill Country launch PAC for 2022 Texas elections

GOP megadonor couple from Hill Country launch PAC for 2022 Texas elections A view of…

Irate over U.S. Capitol riot, Texas Democrats call for second Trump impeachment

Irate over U.S. Capitol riot, Texas Democrats call for second Trump impeachment The call from…

A lender sued thousands of lower-income Latinos during the pandemic. Now it wants to be a national bank.

A lender sued thousands of lower-income Latinos during the pandemic. Now it wants to be a…

More than two dozen of Texas’ rural hospitals haven’t received any COVID-19 vaccines

More than two dozen of Texas’ rural hospitals haven’t received any COVID-19 vaccines David Lee,…

Analysis: A frustrating vaccine rollout in Texas that should’ve been smoother

Analysis: A frustrating vaccine rollout in Texas that should’ve been smoother Like the waits for…

"We would have been shot”: Texas activists shaken by law enforcement reaction to Capitol siege

“We would have been shot”: Texas activists shaken by law enforcement reaction to Capitol siege …

Ted Cruz faces fierce blowback after his objection to Joe Biden’s victory and riot at the U.S. Capitol

Ted Cruz faces fierce blowback after his objection to Joe Biden’s victory and riot at the…

Ken Paxton told Trump supporters to "keep fighting." When they breached the Capitol, he falsely claimed it wasn't them.

Ken Paxton told Trump supporters to “keep fighting.” When they breached the Capitol, he falsely claimed…

Already in crisis, Texas hospitals treat record numbers of COVID-19 patients while preparing for another post-holiday surge

Already in crisis, Texas hospitals treat record numbers of COVID-19 patients while preparing for another post-holiday…

About 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shipped next week to Texas, mostly for large “vaccination hubs"

About 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shipped next week to Texas, mostly for large “vaccination…

First Texas case of more contagious coronavirus variant identified in Harris County

First Texas case of more contagious coronavirus variant identified in Harris County A sign in…

Texas House Democrats ask Gov. Greg Abbott to overhaul COVID-19 vaccine distribution process

Texas House Democrats ask Gov. Greg Abbott to overhaul COVID-19 vaccine distribution process Valley residents…

Most Texan Republicans in the U.S. House voted in favor of objections to certifying Joe Biden's win

Most Texan Republicans in the U.S. House voted in favor of objections to certifying Joe Biden’s…

“Find a place to hide or seek cover”: A harrowing day at the U.S. Capitol for Texans in Congress

“Find a place to hide or seek cover”: A harrowing day at the U.S. Capitol for…

Some Texas Republicans decried Capitol insurrection — but didn’t connect the violence to their own rhetoric

Some Texas Republicans decried Capitol insurrection — but didn’t connect the violence to their own rhetoric …

Julián and Joaquin Castro call on Ted Cruz to resign after he objected to Joe Biden's victory just before pro-Trump rioters breached Congress

Julián and Joaquin Castro call on Ted Cruz to resign after he objected to Joe Biden’s…

TribCast: The Texans objecting to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory

TribCast: The Texans objecting to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers…

Watch: Joaquin Castro discusses pro-Trump rioters storming U.S. Capitol

Watch: Joaquin Castro discusses pro-Trump rioters storming U.S. Capitol The Texas Tribune’s multimedia reporter Alana…

Ted Cruz objects to certification of Arizona's electoral votes, initiating effort to challenge Joe Biden's victory

Ted Cruz objects to certification of Arizona’s electoral votes, initiating effort to challenge Joe Biden’s victory …

Texas Congressman Kevin Brady says he’s tested positive for COVID-19

Texas Congressman Kevin Brady says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The…

In San Antonio, an ambitious effort to expand pre-K is crumbling as parents shield their children from the pandemic

In San Antonio, an ambitious effort to expand pre-K is crumbling as parents shield their children…

Analysis: As Ted Cruz argues for the president, Donald Trump’s supporters are the real prize

Analysis: As Ted Cruz argues for the president, Donald Trump’s supporters are the real prize …

Texas unveils plan to have all students take STAAR online by 2022

Texas unveils plan to have all students take STAAR online by 2022 The Texas Education…

After whistleblowers left Texas attorney general’s office, Ken Paxton hired costly outside counsel for Google lawsuit

After whistleblowers left Texas attorney general’s office, Ken Paxton hired costly outside counsel for Google lawsuit …

Texas gives Medicaid recipients using Planned Parenthood until Feb. 3 to find new health care provider

Texas gives Medicaid recipients using Planned Parenthood until Feb. 3 to find new health care provider …

John Cornyn says he won't join growing number of Texas Republicans planning to object to certification of Joe Biden's win

John Cornyn says he won’t join growing number of Texas Republicans planning to object to certification…

Austin-based political consultant Emmy Ruiz to join White House as director of political strategy and outreach

Austin-based political consultant Emmy Ruiz to join White House as director of political strategy and outreach …

Texas legislators eye tougher rules on chemical tanks to prevent explosions, spills during storms

Texas legislators eye tougher rules on chemical tanks to prevent explosions, spills during storms Texas…

A Texas man was sent to trial with the coronavirus. Jurors weren’t told they were exposed until after deliberations ended.

A Texas man was sent to trial with the coronavirus. Jurors weren’t told they were exposed…

Environmental groups allege Texas rubber-stamped industrial plants' pollution — and that the EPA looked the other way

Environmental groups allege Texas rubber-stamped industrial plants’ pollution — and that the EPA looked the other…

More vaccines on the way to Texas this week as the state's COVID-19 situation worsens

More vaccines on the way to Texas this week as the state’s COVID-19 situation worsens …

4 Republicans, 1 Democrat file to succeed Drew Springer in Jan. 23 Texas House special election

4 Republicans, 1 Democrat file to succeed Drew Springer in Jan. 23 Texas House special election …

Texas hires two companies to run STAAR, moving toward statewide online testing

Texas hires two companies to run STAAR, moving toward statewide online testing Texas students in…

Early in the pandemic, Texas banned most abortions. After the ban lifted, second-trimester abortions jumped, a new study shows.

Early in the pandemic, Texas banned most abortions. After the ban lifted, second-trimester abortions jumped, a…

Dan Patrick says senators will be tested for coronavirus, seating will be limited for opening day of the Texas Senate

Dan Patrick says senators will be tested for coronavirus, seating will be limited for opening day…

Join The Texas Tribune for a live interview with Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Join The Texas Tribune for a live interview with Comptroller Glenn Hegar Texas Comptroller Glenn…

Join The Texas Tribune for a live interview with Dade Phelan, presumptive speaker of the Texas House

Join The Texas Tribune for a live interview with Dade Phelan, presumptive speaker of the Texas…

Texas’ medical marijuana program is one of the most restrictive in the country. Advocates hope the Legislature will change that.

Texas’ medical marijuana program is one of the most restrictive in the country. Advocates hope the…

Analyzing 2020: Some things Texans didn’t expect

Analyzing 2020: Some things Texans didn’t expect Former aides for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton…

Texans begin new congressional terms as fights over GOP attempts to overturn election continue

Texans begin new congressional terms as fights over GOP attempts to overturn election continue The…

Ted Cruz says he’ll object to certification of Electoral College votes that will make Joe Biden’s victory official

Ted Cruz says he’ll object to certification of Electoral College votes that will make Joe Biden’s…

Austin won’t be allowed to restrict dining-in at restaurants, Texas Supreme Court says

Austin won’t be allowed to restrict dining-in at restaurants, Texas Supreme Court says A bartender…

Texas’ Ted Cruz, John Cornyn split in Senate vote to overturn Trump’s veto of the $740+ billion annual defense bill

Texas’ Ted Cruz, John Cornyn split in Senate vote to overturn Trump’s veto of the 0+…

Eligible Texans can’t get answers about the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s not clear who — if anyone — has them.

Eligible Texans can’t get answers about the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s not clear who — if anyone…

Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton tell Austin restaurants to defy COVID-19 order banning overnight dine-in services

Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton tell Austin restaurants to defy COVID-19 order banning overnight dine-in services …

Texas rules for mail-in voting won't work during pandemic, a new lawsuit argues

Texas rules for mail-in voting won’t work during pandemic, a new lawsuit argues Voting signs…

COVID-19 cases at a Texas immigration detention center soared. Now, town leaders want answers.

COVID-19 cases at a Texas immigration detention center soared. Now, town leaders want answers. The…

Texas has billions in its rainy day fund. But legislators say they won’t use it until January.

Texas has billions in its rainy day fund. But legislators say they won’t use it until…

Coronavirus in Texas: More than 400 cases reported in North Texas federal prison

Coronavirus in Texas: More than 400 cases reported in North Texas federal prison A worker…

Analysis: Reopening just a little bit isn’t really a big boon for the economy

Analysis: Reopening just a little bit isn’t really a big boon for the economy A…

He's used to oil booms and busts. But this pandemic has destroyed his livelihood.

He’s used to oil booms and busts. But this pandemic has destroyed his livelihood. Erik…

Coronavirus in Texas: Dallas salon owner jailed after reopening wants to donate to Laredo beauticians arrested for working

Coronavirus in Texas: Dallas salon owner jailed after reopening wants to donate to Laredo beauticians arrested…

“I’m over it. I need a haircut.” Eager but nervous Texans venture back into busy salons and barbershops

“I’m over it. I need a haircut.” Eager but nervous Texans venture back into busy salons…

As coronavirus shutdowns sink city budgets, Dallas furloughs 500 employees

As coronavirus shutdowns sink city budgets, Dallas furloughs 500 employees Aerial View of Downtown Dallas.…

They just want someone to talk to: This mental health hotline is helping Texans navigate the pandemic

They just want someone to talk to: This mental health hotline is helping Texans navigate the…

Texas passes grim threshold, marking more than 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities

Texas passes grim threshold, marking more than 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities Oakwood Cemetery in Austin on…

Business has reopened in Texas, but the economy won’t be back anytime soon, experts say

Business has reopened in Texas, but the economy won’t be back anytime soon, experts say …

Language barriers, absence of bank loans and Texas’ lack of commercial eviction protections leave Latino small-business owners struggling

Language barriers, absence of bank loans and Texas’ lack of commercial eviction protections leave Latino small-business…

Coronavirus restrictions alter funeral plans, leaving some Texans to grieve alone

Coronavirus restrictions alter funeral plans, leaving some Texans to grieve alone Julia and Helen Spencer…

Coronavirus in Texas: Bexar County will use federal aid money to help residents pay bills, find jobs

Coronavirus in Texas: Bexar County will use federal aid money to help residents pay bills, find…

Analysis: Splitting hairs in Texas, for politics and profit

Analysis: Splitting hairs in Texas, for politics and profit Shelley Luther, owner of Salon a…

President Donald Trump applauds Gov. Greg Abbott's handling of Texas reopening during White House visit

President Donald Trump applauds Gov. Greg Abbott’s handling of Texas reopening during White House visit …

Texas A&M is looking at Saturday and late-night options to reduce class sizes and comply with social-distancing

Texas A&M is looking at Saturday and late-night options to reduce class sizes and comply with…

Coronavirus in Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz asks Trump to limit work-based immigration

Coronavirus in Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz asks Trump to limit work-based immigration The parking lot…

How gun control advocates plan to make Texas a top political priority in 2020

How gun control advocates plan to make Texas a top political priority in 2020 Guns…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott moves to free the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for ignoring shutdown order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott moves to free the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for ignoring…

247,179 more Texans filed for unemployment, but their jobs might not be waiting for them when they return

247,179 more Texans filed for unemployment, but their jobs might not be waiting for them when…

"There's no sense in risking it": As Texas eases restrictions, a family keeps its social distance

“There’s no sense in risking it”: As Texas eases restrictions, a family keeps its social distance …

Texans could soon have to start looking for work to keep unemployment benefits if reopening continues

Texans could soon have to start looking for work to keep unemployment benefits if reopening continues …

Trump order to paint border wall black could drive up cost $500 million or more

Trump order to paint border wall black could drive up cost 0 million or more …

Texas A&M researchers hope tuberculosis vaccine might prevent coronavirus deaths

Texas A&M researchers hope tuberculosis vaccine might prevent coronavirus deaths Texas A&M University in College…

Texas hair salons, barbershops and other beauty businesses can reopen Friday. Here are the rules they have to follow.

Texas hair salons, barbershops and other beauty businesses can reopen Friday. Here are the rules they…

TribCast: The governor's quicker-than-expected move to further reopen Texas

TribCast: The governor’s quicker-than-expected move to further reopen Texas The Parlour Salon in San Marcos…

Top Texas officials denounce Dallas salon owner’s jail sentence for defying orders to close

Top Texas officials denounce Dallas salon owner’s jail sentence for defying orders to close Shelley…

Texas DACA recipients working on pandemic's front lines await Supreme Court ruling

Texas DACA recipients working on pandemic’s front lines await Supreme Court ruling Josue Tuyub, 35,…

"We need herd immunity": Texas Congressman Chip Roy says Americans can't wait for a vaccine to return to normalcy

“We need herd immunity”: Texas Congressman Chip Roy says Americans can’t wait for a vaccine to…

Rent assistance programs in Texas' largest cities are running dry, but advocates say statewide relief is unlikely

Rent assistance programs in Texas’ largest cities are running dry, but advocates say statewide relief is…

Coronavirus in Texas: H-E-B accused of price gouging in lawsuit; Texas asks feds for $6.4 billion to offset unemployment cost

Coronavirus in Texas: H-E-B accused of price gouging in lawsuit; Texas asks feds for .4 billion…