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After dramatic walkout, a new fight looms over voting rights in Texas

June 01, 2021 11:42 am

GOP leaders said they would revive their efforts in a special session of the Legislature. The bill’s chief architect in the State House of Representatives, Briscoe Cain, said the walkout may enable Republicans to craft a measure even more to their liking.

Explained: What is the controversial Texas voting bill?

June 01, 2021 8:32 am

The text of the bill states that it is an act “...relating to elections, including election integrity and security; creating criminal offenses; providing civil penalties." What is this legislation about?

Watch: Woman enters zoo enclosure to feed Cheetos to monkeys, gets sacked as clip goes viral

May 27, 2021 11:36 am

Calling her behaviour "irresponsible and reckless", the law firm where the woman worked said that she has been fired. The police said they are currently investigating the incident and she could be punished.

At least three people reported dead in Texas shooting

April 19, 2021 9:09 am

The shooting occurred near a popular shopping area in the northwest part of Austin, which is the capital of Texas.

Texas man charged with threatening Amazon center in Virginia

April 10, 2021 10:20 am

Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls is charged with attempting to destroy a building with an explosive.

One dead, five injured in Texas cabinet plant shooting

April 09, 2021 7:59 am

Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said a male suspect in the shooting was arrested in the tiny town of Iola, about 48 kilometers away from the cabinet plant.

7 Texas officers fired following death of Black jail inmate

April 02, 2021 8:52 pm

The detention officers violated sheriff’s office policies and procedures leading up to the death of Marvin Scott III, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner said in a news release Thursday. An eighth officer resigned.

Texas lessons for power sector

March 19, 2021 7:01 pm

Delicensing of power distribution will create an oligopoly ill-equipped to handle extreme weather and solar events

Lawsuits or bankruptcies? Long horns of Texas power price dilemma

March 12, 2021 11:59 am

The state’s grid operator sharply hiked power prices during a February freeze, pushing two power companies into bankruptcy and prompting others to default on bills.

Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate

March 03, 2021 8:04 am

The decision puts Texas in conflict with US President Joe Biden, a Democrat who has urged Americans to keep taking COVID-19 precautions, including wearing masks, until vaccinations have fully tamped down the virus.

TEXAS PHOTOS

Ice storm freezes tropical South US

January 30, 2014 1:29 pm

A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours.