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The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Undocumented immigrant children at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection WASHINGTON — Democrats are furious, Republicans are nervous and nobody a...
A school shooting just before 8 a.m. Friday morning at Sante Fe High School, south of Houston, has left at least eight people dead, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. At a media briefing Friday morning, Gonzalez said the...
A former Texas state judge and lawmaker has been accused of sexually abusing a young man for several decades starting when the boy was just 14, according to a lawsuit filed in October in Harris County. The lawsuit alleges that...
Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Parts of the Texas House map must be redrawn ahead of the 2018 elections because lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minorities in crafting several legislative districts, federal judges ruled on Thursday. A three-judge panel in...
As Hurricane Harvey barrels toward the Texas coast, Texans are bracing for extreme flooding and potential damage to their communities. Harvey is currently a Category 1 hurricane, with winds around 80 miles per hour — but it could become nearly...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed into law a measure that seeks to address the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a county jail days after being arrested during a routine traffic...
Senate Bill 4 has drawn its first lawsuit. The League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County and the city of El Cenizo sued the state of Texas on Monday, claiming that SB 4 has failed to properly define a “sanctuary...
U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Monday that Texas “has not met its burden” in proving that lawmakers passed the nation’s strictest photo ID law without knowingly targeting minority voters. The 10-page ruling, if it withstands almost certain appeals, could...
Since Texas Republicans unveiled their so-called “bathroom bill” in early January, supporters have described the bill as similar to a law passed by North Carolina yet different in important ways. "We're doing what North Carolina did — we're fighting back," Lt. Gov....
Few, if any, Texans in Congress support building a wall across the entire U.S./Mexico border, according to a Texas Tribune delegation-wide survey. None of the 38-member Texas delegation offered full-throated support of a complete border wall, a position popular with President-elect...
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