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Chanda Parbhoo is the founder of SAAVE, South Asian Americans for Voter Education + Engagement + Empowerment.
Shelby Tauber | The Texas Tribune

When Chanda Parbhoo attended high school in Dallas’ Highland Park suburb in the early ’80s, there were only two South Asian American families in her school district, including her own.

The COVID-19 unit at the DHR Health Center in Edinburg on June 30, 2020.
Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune


"Ten out of the 12 hospitals in Texas' Rio Grande Valley are now full" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

An employee boards up a bar on Sixth Street in Austin after Gov. Greg Abbott closed bars in Texas for the second time in three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Hoping to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s Friday decision ordering Texas bars to close due to a rise in coronavirus cases, more than 30 bar owners filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Abbott’s emergency order.

The Texas Workforce Commission runs the state's unemployment system
Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

Mary Lou Ketchum, a substitute teacher in San Antonio, has been calling the Texas Workforce Commission for six weeks and still hasn’t been able to talk to a representative.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

A man in Collin County tested positive for the new coronavirus — the first case in Texas not related to a group of Houston-area travelers who took cruises to Egypt in February.

Robert Morrow held a sign of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival.
Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune

Leaders of his own party may disavow him, but more than 54,000 central Texas Republican voters embraced Robert Morrow on Tuesday, sending the man with a profanity-laced record of sexist, racist and conspiracy-laden tweets into a runoff for a seat on the bod

A map showing where cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
Courtesy of CDC

After multiple false alarms in recent days, Texas health officials confirmed Monday that there are no confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in the state.

Katie Bailey | The Texas Tribune

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz launched a podcast this week where he says he'll air his daily musings about the historic Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, in which he is a juror along with the other members of the U.S. Senate.

Rune Mathisen

Were the reading and writing passages on standardized tests that Texas elementary and middle school students took this spring too challenging for their grade levels?

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores is the fifth recent Republican to announce his retirement in Texas.
Official House portrait

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Flores announced Wednesday morning that he would not run for re-election in 2020 — making him the fifth Texas Republican to announce his retirement from Congress.