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A medical clinic in downtown Amarillo. Credit: Stephen Spillman for The Texas Tribune

U.S. Justice Department sues Texas over new abortion law that Attorney General Merrick Garland calls unconstitutional

The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over its new abortion restrictions law, Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters, a week after the U.S.

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A Planned Parenthood examination room in Austin on Jan. 14, 2020. Credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

Texas can ban common abortion procedure in second trimester, appeals court rules

Texas can limit access to the most common procedure used to end a pregnancy in the second trimester, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, in a decision likely to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Gov. Greg Abbott holds a border security briefing with sheriffs from border communities at the Texas Capitol on July 10, 2021. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott says he won't impose new mask mandate despite increasing COVID-19 cases

Gov. Greg Abbott says he will not impose another statewide mask mandate, despite COVID-19 cases being on the rise again.

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Hannah Krueger added a cross to a memorial near the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Nov. 8, 2017, three days after a mass shooting there. Credit: Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

Federal judge finds U.S. government inaction mostly to blame for Sutherland Springs mass shooting

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the federal government was mostly responsible for Texas' deadliest mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs church in 2017, concluding that the U.S.

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Power lines at Seaholm Power Plant in Austin on Monday. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

ERCOT will have to release information about power plant outages quicker — but it may not detail what causes them

Texas regulators on Thursday directed the state’s main power grid operator to drastically reduce the amount of time it releases some — but not all — information about power plant outages this summe

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A section of the border fence in the Rio Grande Valley. Credit: Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune

Texas border wall project receives over $450K in donations, a week after Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans

Over the span of about a week, Texas received $459,000 in private donations for the state’s planned wall at the southern border, the governor’s office said Wednesday.

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