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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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Electrical transformers at the Austin Energy/Sand Hill Energy Center in Del Valle on March 24, 2020. Credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

Texas' main power grid operator urges reduced electricity use through Friday due to "tight grid conditions"

Texas’ main power grid struggled to keep up with the demand for electricity Monday, prompting the operator to ask Texans to conserve power until Friday.

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Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. The legislation will change how parts of the state’s main power grid must prepare for extreme weather and the governance of the entity that oversees the grid. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

Texas power generation companies will have to better prepare for extreme weather under bills Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law

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