Doctors urge GOP to halt Texas convention as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As the Texas GOP presses ahead with plans for a July convention amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the state's largest medical group Tuesday urged the party to reconsider before R...

Governors who quickly reopened backpedal as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas began lifting coronavirus restrictions, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott didn't wear a mask. He wouldn't let mayors enact extra precautions during one of America's swiftest ...

Texas orders bars shut amid surge in confirmed virus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge. ...

Texas hits 5,000 new cases for first time as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rapidly worsening coronavirus numbers in Texas reached bleak new milestones Tuesday as the state surpassed 5,000 new cases in a single day for the first time and hospitalizations ...

'And then, boom': Outbreak shows shaky ground as Texas opens

PARIS, Texas (AP) — Barely a week ago, rural Lamar County could make a pretty good argument for Texas' reopening on Friday. Only a handful of the 50,000 residents here, right on the...

Texas' lieutenant governor says US should get 'back to work'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' lieutenant governor said Monday night that the U.S. should get back to work in the face of the global pandemic and that people over the age of 70, who the Centers for Disea...

Democrats sue to block Texas straight-ticket voting in 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats sued Texas elections officials Thursday in an effort to stop a new ban on straight-ticket voting in 2020, claiming that long lines on Super Tuesday hinted at problems to...

Democrats eye more gains after Texas stars on Super Tuesday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats' plans to win Texas in 2020 sharpened into focus Wednesday amid the familiar uncertainty of whether the party's presidential nominee will work as hard in the giant red s...

Grandson of late President Bush fails in congressional bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Pierce Bush, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, failed to advance out of Tuesday's primary in his bid for a Houston congressional seat, becoming the first...

Democrat MJ Hegar makes runoff in crowded Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat MJ Hegar, a former Air Force helicopter pilot seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, advanced to a runoff in May after falling short of capturing the nominat...

Democrats' early 2020 blitz to strike in Texas flops

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If Texas is going to be competitive in 2020, the first race wasn't. Democrats went all-in on a legislative runoff in the booming Houston suburbs, drumming up en...

2020's first big test? Not Iowa, but a tiny Texas House race

KATY, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is livestreaming again. Joe Biden and Julián Castro are making their presence felt. Mike Bloomberg has knocked on doors and outside groups are running TV attack ads. O...

Democrat Julián Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro on Thursday ended his run for president that pushed the 2020 field on immigration and swung hard at rivals on the debate stage but nev...

EPA watchdog: Health monitoring after Harvey was lacking

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal watchdog says Texas officials wouldn't cooperate with a report released Monday that cast doubt on public health assurances made during Hurricane Harvey, when the powerfu...

George P. Bush says GOP can't let 'racist' episodes slide

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican George P. Bush, the only member of the Bush dynasty still in public office, condemned Thursday recurring episodes of what he described as racist or hateful rhetoric wit...