Abbott names new secretary of state months after botched voter roll review

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune After losing his last chief election officer over a botched review of the state’s voter rolls, Gov. Greg Abbott on...

US sued over Honduran man’s suicide after family separation

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A new lawsuit blames the Trump administration's family separations for the death by suicide of a Honduran...

Trump spending more on Facebook ads in Texas than in any other state

By ALEX SAMUELS, Texas Tribune Beginning in June, thousands of voters across the country saw a fundraising plea in the form of a Facebook ad from...

O’Rourke visits Mississippi towns targeted in ICE raids

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke on Friday became the first presidential candidate to visit...

Earnhardt takes weekend off after Tennessee plane crash

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three...

O’Rourke says he will campaign where Trump has caused the most pain

By Jonathan Tilove Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — Beto O’Rourke said Thursday that he is returning to the presidential campaign trail for the first time...

Governor forms new anti-terrorism unit after El Paso attack

AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is adding manpower to gang investigations surrounding white nationalist groups in wake of the El Paso...

Police: Texas girl dies after burn injuries went untreated

CORSICANA (AP) — Police say a woman has been arrested after a young girl south of Dallas accidentally scalded herself with boiling water and...

Texas Latina activist condemns hate in launching Senate bid

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Latina activist in Texas launched a U.S. Senate run Monday saying hate has made...

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

By CEDAR ATTANASIO, JAKE BLEIBERG and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of carrying out last weekend's deadly...