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Texas Can Reject Mail-In Ballots Over Mismatched Signatures Without Giving Voters A Chance To Appeal, Court Rules

By Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune Texas election officials may continue rejecting mail-in ballots if they decide the signature on the ballot can’t be verified, without notifying voters until after the election that their ballot wasn’t counted, the U.S. Fifth … Continue reading

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Texas’ John Cornyn And MJ Hegar Argue Over Coronavirus Response, Policing And The Supreme Court In U.S. Senate Debate

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and his Democratic opponent, MJ Hegar, butted heads Friday evening in a debate over a host of timely issues — the coronavirus pandemic, race and policing, and the U.S. Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says Bars Can Reopen Next Week At 50% Capacity If Counties Opt In

By Alex Samuels and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow bars to operate with in-person service.

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With Little Time Left, Presidio County Has One Of The Lowest Census Response Rates in The State

By Carlos Morales In one of the hardest-to-count corners of Texas, advocates pushing Census participation are running out of time.  Local officials are hoping to double the number of people in Presidio County who’ve been counted since March in less … Continue reading

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Watch Live: Gov. Abbott Gives Update On COVID-19 In Texas

By Public Radio Staff Gov. Greg Abbott will give an update on Texas’ response to COVID-19 on Thursday at noon. He’ll be joined by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt … Continue reading

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Texas Is Revising Its Sex Education Standards, But They’ll Likely Remain Silent On LGBTQ Issues

The Republican-dominated State Board of Education is taking up the first revision of sex-ed curriculum in more than 20 years. LGBTQ students say they’re being excluded again.

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With Time Running Out, Texas Abruptly Launches A $15 Million Ad Campaign Chasing An Accurate Census Count

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Through a small notice tucked into the state’s business register, Texas appears to have acknowledged that the 2020 census count is going badly. With just a month of counting to go in the crucial decennial … Continue reading

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Texas Regulators Move Forward With Plan to Reduce Oilfield Flaring

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas regulators on Tuesday moved forward with proposed administrative changes that are expected to become part of a broader effort to tackle the years-long problem of oilfield flaring, where companies burn off excess natural gas … Continue reading

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Texas Ranchers, Activists And Local Officials Are Bracing For Megadroughts Brought By Climate Change

By Meena Venkataramanan, Texas Tribune Arthur Uhl III has been ranching for 30 years and routinely has the same lament: “It doesn’t rain enough.” Uhl, who works on his family’s San Angelo-area ranches, needs the rain to grow the grass … Continue reading

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As Hospital Capacity In West Texas Shrinks, More COVID-19 Patients Are Being Treated In The Big Bend

By Carlos Morales On June 18, several days after coronavirus cases began to climb in the Big Bend region, a local patient would be transferred from Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, over … Continue reading

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