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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.

The Texas Senate on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a measure that pre-empts local ordinances on drivers’ mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back safety laws in the 45 Texas cities where local governments enforce stricter regulations than the state. 

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday promised to make an announcement "later this week" on whether he will call a special session.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

The Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a 21-10 vote.

Senate Bill 6, a legislative priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and other publicly-owned facilities that match their “biological sex” and not gender identity. And it would preempt local anti-discrimination laws meant to allow transgender residents to use public bathrooms that match their gender identity.

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