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Law to crack down on lobbyists ensnares two former Texas House members

The law says a former member of the Legislature cannot engage in activities that require them to register as a lobbyist if they have...

Texas A&M Board takes next step toward Fort Worth expansion

Adding the two buildings to the system’s capital plan is required before the system can begin construction of a new Fort Worth education and...

Texas Republicans Chip Roy and Louie Gohmert among few to vote against U.S. House...

The bill, which passed in the House, would expand the formula brand choices available to mothers on a federal assistance program in an attempt...

Taylor County wildfire prompts evacuations as dry conditions raise risk in West Texas

Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to nine fires across the state this week, saying they “have the potential to exhaust state and local...

T-Squared: John Hernandez is joining The Texas Tribune as our assistant director of audience

He will relentlessly advocate for our existing audience and work to reach the Texans who do not yet know about us.

The U.S. census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count

Immigrants, people living in poverty and non-English speakers were among the most likely to be missed, yet the crucial count received lackluster promotion by...

Republican Texas House races become high-dollar affairs as Tuesday’s primary runoff nears

The pricey fights illustrate how much of the action in Texas politics has shifted back to the primary after redistricting dramatically reduced the number...

Texas will resume grading public schools based on students’ STAAR test results

For the first time since the pandemic, Texas schools will again be rated based on standardized tests. But for one year only, schools that...

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the target of a bar association complaint over his...

A group of lawyers says Cruz played an outsized role in the efforts to void the 2020 election results and accuses him of repeatedly...

T-Squared: We’re making progress toward The Texas Tribune’s staff diversity goals

Our efforts are paying off but we have work to do to ensure that our mission-driven, nonpartisan newsroom is as diverse as it should...

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