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BREAKING: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Houston Friday as Texas recovers from last week's winter storm

There's another bright and sunny day ahead for Austin!

Opinion: Texans are angry. Not only because “the system broke," but because it wasn’t designed to protect them in the first place.

BREAKING: Three of the four state health experts on @GovAbbott 's Strike Force to Open Texas were not consulted before he lifted a statewide mask mandate, @asherprice  reports 1/

Gov. Greg Abbott says Biden administration policies are behind a new initiative to deploy air, ground, and tactical units to the southern border.


BREAKING: Nearly all eligible voters in Travis County are registered to vote this year. A record 97% of the county’s estimated 850,000 eligible voters are registered

BREAKING: Texas Attorney Ken Paxton took bribes, abused office, executives in his office say

BREAKING: All University of Texas in-state students with families that make less than $65,000 a year will be given full scholarships beginning in fall 2020

“We need to stay home if you can. This is not the time to relax... We may have to close things down if we are not careful," @Mayor Adler told residents in a Facebook video last month. At the time Adler was vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 1/

“I am not resisting. Sir, I can’t breathe. ... Please. ... Please. Save me.” Javier Ambler, a 40-year-old former postal worker, died after a Williamson County deputy pulled him over for failing to dim his lights driving home from a poker game 1/

BREAKING: Gov. Abbott said Texas won’t participate in the refugee resettlement program, citing concerns about border security

UPDATE: ‘Live PD’ says it destroyed video of death of man saying, ‘I can’t breathe’