HOUSTON — Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.
AUSTIN — The number of abortions performed throughout Texas dropped after a 2013 law forced the closure of clinics in all but the largest cities, and the decline was steeper the farther a woman lived from one of the remaining clinics, a study found.
AUSTIN — A proposal barring transgender people in Texas from using the bathroom of their choice is unequivocally bad for business, a powerful state Republican legislator said Wednesday, in defiance of conservative leaders who have applauded the measure amid North Carolina’s economic upheaval due to a similar law.
AUSTIN — Planned Parenthood is in federal court this week fighting Texas’ latest effort to cut off state funding for the provider: kicking them out of Medicaid.
AUSTIN (AP) — A claim by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that “illegal aliens” attacked a hunting party in remote West Texas is being discounted by the local sheriff who says the hunters fired on one another.
HOUSTON (AP) — The federal housing agency says Houston’s procedures for approving some low-income housing perpetuate segregation and violate the Civil Rights Act.
AUSTIN (AP) — Republican lawmakers who decry the “Californiazation” of Texas are hoping court action will end single-use bag bans in at least a dozen Texas cities while stemming other local laws that they believe erode individual and economic liberties.
AUSTIN — Texas is flirting with losing major sporting events like North Carolina did, Dallas civic leaders warned Wednesday as they urged Republican lawmakers to stand down on a proposal that would require transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their sex at birth.
HUNTSVILLE — A Fort Worth jury sent Christopher Wilkins to death row for killing two men after he explained how he shot his victims over a $20 phony drug deal and that he didn’t care if he was sentenced to death.
AUSTIN — Likely budget cuts and a Donald Trump presidency loomed over the return of the Texas Legislature on Tuesday amid a worsening child welfare crisis and top Republicans promising anti-LGBT bathroom laws similar to what brought upheaval in North Carolina.
DALLAS — In his southern Dallas neighborhood, George Battle III can hear the subtle hum of business, despite the vacant lots and shuttered shops. He knows a woman who makes flower arrangements in her home, caterers who cook in church kitchens, and a man who does carpentry and plumbing work.
AUSTIN — When the Texas Legislature last convened on June 1, 2015, Donald Trump was still two weeks from announcing his White House run. The former Bruce Jenner was gracing the latest cover of Vanity Fair to reintroduce herself to the world as Caitlyn. And it would be another season and a half before the Cubs finally would stop being loveable losers.
DALLAS — Texas lawmakers agree on the need to improve the state’s beleaguered child welfare system, but how to do it and pay for it during a tight budget year still are very much up in the air.
AUSTIN — A federal judge appears to be casting doubt on the legality of hotly debated Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains, questioning Wednesday whether they would override separate, existing state laws on scattering ashes.
AMARILLO (AP) — Officials say a father and four of his children hospitalized since an apparent accidental poisoning killed four of their siblings have been upgraded to good condition.
AUSTIN — Abortion providers told a federal judge Tuesday that Texas’ attempt to require burial or cremation of fetal remains was “government interference” without public health benefits, while state lawyers countered that clinics want to be allowed to continue disposing of such remains in landfills.
HOUSTON — Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a federal agency to force it to decide whether an impounded shipment of a drug used for executions should be delivered to the Texas prison system, which has carried out more lethal injections than any other state.
IMPERIAL — Peculiar things can happen after folks drill deep into the earth — looking for oil, water or whatever — and leave a bunch of holes in the ground. Fluids can gurgle and leak, migrating where they don’t belong. In rare instances, land could even sink or collapse.
DALLAS — Hundreds of communities around the world— both big and small — are working to make sure people can live there from birth to old age.
DALLAS — A white Texas police officer was placed on restricted duty Thursday while an internal investigation looks into a videotaped incident showing the officer wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and her two teenage daughters.
GALVESTON (AP) — An unexpected buildup of silt in the Galveston Ship Channel is causing headaches for the Port of Galveston, and some of the private businesses that operate there.
AUSTIN — Planned Parenthood is poised to end 2016 in a familiar place: in court, asking a judge to stop a Republican-controlled state from blocking Medicaid dollars. Here’s how the nation’s largest abortion provider got there and what’s next.
HOUSTON — A week after a chemical leak at an asphalt plant in Corpus Christi triggered a four-day water ban, the Texas attorney general’s office has joined an investigation by state and federal environmental authorities and key questions remain unanswered.