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Paxton fought $300 hourly rate for attorneys prosecuting him, but OKs it for “rookie”...

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has argued that $300 an hour is too much to pay the two special prosecutors...

Donor threatens to sue embattled Texas AG over dropped case

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is already facing calls to resign and accusations of crimes by his...

Analysis: Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Texas has had seven attorneys general in the last five decades. Two became governors, one became chief justice of the...

Texas reports 3,346 new virus cases but 7,006 total increase

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Saturday reported 3,346 newly reported coronavirus cases and 3,660 previous cases that had been unreported for...

Texas governor restricts mail-in ballot drop-off locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of locations where Texas voters can drop off their mail-in ballots has been vastly reduced to ensure poll...

Too late for Texas to use straight-ticket voting, court says

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — November's elections are too close for Texas to make changes now and restore a straight-ticket voting option that was sought...

Newly reported Texas coronavirus cases jump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of newly reported cases of the coronavirus in Texas took a jump Wednesday as state health officials reported...

Newly reported Texas virus cases total 3,812 and 71 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 3,812 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, along with 71 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness...

Texas tops 15,000 COVID-19 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Texas surpassed the 15,000 mark Wednesday as the total number of deaths across...

Trump says new TikTok headquarters could land in Texas

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. President...