Democrat walk-out scuppers Texas vote overhaul
Democrats in the Texas legislature used a dramatic walk-out late Sunday to torpedo Republican plans for a restrictive voting bill that President Joe Biden had decried as voter suppression and an "assault on democracy."
Texas governor signs law banning abortion at six weeks
The governor of Texas on Wednesday signed a bill banning abortion at six weeks, joining a conservative push to change the rules on one of the United States' most divisive issues.
Houston police may face lawsuit over shooting of baby
The mother of a one-year-old Black boy who was shot in the head and seriously wounded by police in Texas said Tuesday that she plans to file suit against law enforcement.
Texas utility files for bankruptcy after $2.1 bn power bill
The largest electricity co-operative in Texas has filed for bankruptcy protection after it received a $2.1 billion bill from the state's grid operator following last month's winter storm that left millions without power.
Winter weather closes Texas chip plants, worsening shortages
The winter storm ravaging the United States has forced the shutdown of computer chip manufacturing in Texas, threatening to worsen a global semiconductor shortage. NXP Semiconductors, a major provider of automotive and mobile phone chips, said its plant in Austin, Texas was closed amid the state's electric power difficulties. "We are carefully monitoring the situation…
Deadly winter storm blankets eastern US in snow
A deadly winter weather system that brought record-busting cold to the southern and central United States, knocking out power for millions in oil-rich Texas, blanketed the East Coast in snow Thursday, disrupting coronavirus vaccinations.
Power outages, water shortages as Texas shivers
Power was gradually being restored but hundreds of thousands of households remained without electricity early Thursday across Texas, the oil and gas capital of the United States, with some facing water shortages as a deadly winter cold spell that pummeled the southeastern part of the country headed east.
At least 6 Dead In Massive Texas Crash Involving Over 100 Cars
At least six people are dead from a massive freeway pileup in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Fort Worth police. Giving more information about this incident, the fire department said over 100 vehicles were involved in the Thursday morning crash on I-35, and multiple people were trapped in their cars. Sixty-five people were hurt, authorities…
Two dead in Texas doctor's office hostage standoff
Two people were found dead after an hours-long hostage situation at a doctor's office in Texas, according to police and US media reports Wednesday.