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Laws are laws until judges or legislators toss them out. For political purposes, a law that doesn’t survive court challenges can still count as a win — as long as it remains in place through an election.

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Last February’s winter storm marked a severe weather event unlike any Texans had seen in decades, leaving millions without power and in freezing conditions. Days into the storm and its aftermath, a full-blown water crisis also emerged as well as supply chain shortages and major food disruptions.

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Pandemic forecasters in Texas say the state’s current surge of omicron infections and hospitalizations is likely to get much worse before it gets better, with hospitalizations expected to continue climbing for at least three weeks if social behaviors don’t change and slow the trend.

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The body of an over 60-year-old man is lying on the steps of a bank after authorities were called about a shooting.

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During Texas’ first strong cold front of the winter this past weekend, natural gas production in the state’s top energy-producing region dropped by about 25 percent, according to a report from S&P Global. And while the lights largely stayed on across the state, the gas system’s performan…

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In the state’s latest push against federal vaccine mandates, Gov. Greg Abbott is suing the Biden administration for requiring Texas Army National Guard members to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The number of Texans hospitalized each day with COVID-19 continued to rise over the New Year’s holiday, according to state health numbers released Monday, as the omicron variant continues to drive new cases and hospitals await desperately needed staffing help to respond to new admissions.

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HOUSTON — Roxana Rome was at her third pharmacy in as many days and she still couldn’t find a rapid, at-home COVID-19 test. With her out-of-town family en route for a visit, Rome said she was worried about what she’s been hearing about the latest omicron variant and wanted to make sure her l…

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When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting today, it won’t be for the holidays.

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AUSTIN — Texas’ highest court for criminal cases Wednesday struck down a law that allows the attorney general to unilaterally prosecute election cases.

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ANGLETON — A Brazoria County grand jury has determined no charges are warranted against District Clerk Rhonda Barchak or her staff after hearing evidence of the office's jury assignment process during her tenure.

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MIDLAND — Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent guarantee the lights will stay on this winter, Texas energy regulators and the oil and gas industry tried to assure Texans on Wednesday the state’s power grid is ready for colder weather.

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While area residents are sitting in judgment of those suspected of being involved in the horrific beating of a 16-year-old, they are doing our hurting community no favors and providing a poor example of how adults are supposed to behave.

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Undocumented immigrants haven’t killed 72,808 Texans during the last two years, like COVID-19 did through Dec. 2. Immigrants haven’t brought that kind of danger to the state in the last 20 years, for that matter.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its weight into the legal fight over Texas’ newly drawn maps for Congress and the state House, filing a lawsuit Monday that claims Texas lawmakers discriminated against voters of color by denying Latino and Black voters equal opportunities to partic…

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Two more football teammates have been charged with felony aggravated assault in the attack on Brazoswood student Cole Hagan, police announced Tuesday evening.

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LAKE JACKSON — A Brazoswood football player attacked at a party over the weekend is breathing on his own, his brother says. Meanwhile, police say they have identified those involved in his attack and that charges against them are pending.

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It’s very difficult to win a statewide election in Texas if your party’s candidate in the top race isn’t winning or at least in a very close race. Down-ballot candidates sometimes wail about the amount of attention and money heaped on the people at the top of the ticket. But unless the peopl…

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Eight police cars with the involvement of Constable Precinct 1, Freeport, Clute and Lake Jackson law enforcement officers arrived at a Valero gas station off the feeder road of Frontage Road in Lake Jackson at approximately 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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AUSTIN — A federal judge Wednesday blocked a Texas law that seeks to restrict how social media companies moderate their content and was championed by Republicans who say the platforms are biased against conservatives.

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State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, who helped write the law to overhaul school funding in Texas, will not seek reelection.

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AUSTIN — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, announced Monday he is running for attorney general, challenging fellow Republican Ken Paxton, in the already crowded primary.

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This afternoon a male student was struck by a vehicle at the Angleton Junior High School on the intersection of Downing and Henderson Road after school.

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This afternoon a male student was struck by a vehicle at the Angleton Junior High School on the intersection of Downing and Henderson Road after school.

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For months, Pearland Realtor Gerald Hatter had been anxiously waiting on news that her 11-year-old daughter Bella Hatter would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Disabled, elderly and non-English speaking voters risk disenfranchisement under Texas’ new voting law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging the legislation known as Senate Bill 1.

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Texas’ new secretary of state says he wants to “restore confidence” in the state’s elections, despite a background that includes helping former President Donald Trump challenge the 2020 presidential election results in Pennsylvania.

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AUSTIN — A Republican state lawmaker has launched an investigation into Texas school districts over the type of books they have, particularly if they pertain to race or sexuality or “make students feel discomfort.”