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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters who packed Juarez Plaza at La Villita in downtown San Antonio.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Joe Biden is launching his first general-election TV ads in Texas as a growing number of polls show a close presidential race here.

Tuesday is election day in Texas for the low-turnout contests to finalize party nominations for the November general election.
Bob Daemmrich | The Texas Tribune

If the primary runoff elections are a test run for November, cracks are becoming apparent in the state's voting system as it struggles to function under the strain of rampant coronavirus spread.

McAllen Police Department processed from McAllen Medical Center in honor of the two officers who died.
Michael Treviño | Texas Public Radio

Two McAllen police officers, Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez, died while responding to a domestic disturbance on Saturday. The alleged shooter, identified as 23-year-old Audon Camarillo, opened fire when the officers tried to enter the home.

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.

Courtesy of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Jovita Idár is a historic San Antonio woman, and on Friday, she will get national spotlight on PBS. The program is American Masters and the specific episode is called "Unladylike 2020."

UTSA History Professor Gabriela González's writing about Idár got the attention of producers of the show.

Houston Mayor Cancels State Republican Party’s In-Person Convention

Jul 8, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner updates the public during the COVID-19 pandemic at a July 6, 2020 press conference.
Telemundo | Pool Footage

Updated 4:06 p.m. CT Wednesday

After weeks of political posturing between state Republicans and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the mayor on Wednesday said he’s canceling the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention, an event that was scheduled to be held at downtown Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center beginning on July 16.

The supersized cowboy Big Tex won't be saying "howdy" this year. The State Fair of Texas announced Tuesday that it's canceling the 2020 fair because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourists walk in the city center of Fredericksburg in early June. Just weeks before coronavirus cases began to increase in South Texas, visitation began to pick up after a drop off in March and April.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

The sheriffs for two Hill Country counties say they can't — and won't — enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide mask order.

Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

Racist comments and conspiracies from local Republican officials around Texas are making it difficult for the GOP to control its message as it gears up for the November election. 


The Texas Republican Convention at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio in 2018.
Bob Daemmrich | The Texas Tribune

"Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month" 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.

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